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Preview: PFL 9, 2022 Playoffs

It feels like Kayla Harrison and Larissa Pacheco are on a collision course.

Harrison and Pacheco will be on opposite sides of the bracket in women’s lightweight semifinals when the Professional Fighters League heads to Copperbox Arena in London for the last of three playoff events on Saturday. Pacheco seems to have progressed significantly since a pair of lopsided decision losses to the two-time Olympic gold medalist in 2019. Harrison, of course, nonetheless remains a heavy favorite to win her third consecutive PFL championship. If Harrison can dispatch Martina Jindrova and Pacheco can get by Helena Kolesnyk, it would set up perhaps the most anticipated fight since the promotion launched the women’s lightweight division some four years ago.