Harrison beat Taylor Guardado in a second-round submission to win her second PFL women’s lightweight title and $1 million prize last October. She has fought in the PFL since her MMA debut in June 2018.
PFL also announced the debut of what it calls a “Pay-Per-View Super Fight Division.”
PFL CEO Peter Murray said in a statement that star MMA fighters will compete on a “global stage against the best fighters in the sport.” He said Harrison will be fighting in the PFL’s 2022 Season starting next month on ESPN networks and will also continue to “build her legacy” as a main event in the PFL’s PPV Super Fight Division.
Harrison’s opponent for her April return to the cage will be announced “in the coming weeks” along with the rest of PFL’s regular season schedule, the statement said.
As a professional, Harrison has finished seven opponents in the first round and only once went more than three rounds. She has said she wants to be the best MMA fighter ever.
Last Christmas, Harrison returned to Middletown and served as grand marshal in the Santa Parade in downtown.