Kayla Harrison big favorite to win tonight, take next step toward $1 million payday

Kayla Harrison is shown during a PFL (Professional Fighters League) bout against Larissa Pacheco at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., in this Thursday, May 9, 2019, file photo. (AP Photo/Greg Payan, File)
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Kayla Harrison is shown during a PFL (Professional Fighters League) bout against Larissa Pacheco at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., in this Thursday, May 9, 2019, file photo. (AP Photo/Greg Payan, File)

Credit: Gregory Payan

Credit: Gregory Payan

Middletown native Kayla Harrison is an overwhelming favorite to remain undefeated as a professional fighter and take one step closer to being a millionaire for the second time.

Harrison, a two-time Olympic gold medalist in judo, is 9-0 as a professional fighter and is a 5-1 favorite to win tonight’s fight against Cindy Dandois, 16-6, in the main event of 2021 Professional Fighters League 6 that will air at 10 p.m. on ESPN2.

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PPL 6 takes place at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. The main card airs on ESPN2 following prelims on ESPN+.

Harrison is the 2019 women’s lightweight champion and winner of the $1 million prize. Only two of Harrison’s nine fights have gone the distance.

She still has at least two more wins before she can claim the $1 million prize awaiting the PFL lightweight champion this season.