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MMA Bets: Former PFL G.O.A.T Kayla Harrison Debuts at UFC 300

Just when UFC betting fans thought the women’s bantamweight division was doomed – amid the retirement of Amanda Nunes and Raquel Pennington recently claiming the vacated championship – with fewer contenders than we can count on our fingers, our leader and president, Dana White, just booked another preliminary card banger for UFC 300.

 

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The former women’s bantamweight queen, Holly Holm, returns to the octagon versus an unexpected opponent in Kayla Harrison.

That’s right, this isn’t a typo. Kayla Harrison, the dominant force that ran through 15 opponents in the Professional Fighters League, has signed on the dotted line for the UFC this week and will join the bantamweight rankings for the most highly anticipated pay-per-view of the decade.

Harrison, 33, became one of the most popular female fighters in the world when joining the PFL in 2018. She notably trained with former UFC goat Ronda Rousey during her time spent as an Olympian-level Judo practitioner, then collected a 15-1 PFL record with five KO/TKOs and six submissions, thus becoming the most successful female competitor in the organization’s history.

 

However, what’s really got me hyped is the potential trigger that Harrison’s UFC success could cause for Amanda Nunes. If the stars align, don’t be surprised if we finally get the fight we wanted: Nunes vs. Harrison for the bantamweight gold.

Nunes “retired” from the sport in 2023, but how often have we heard that old story? Fighters love to fight; it is what it is, and she’s already hinted at a return during UFC 297 this past weekend.

 

UFC 300 Shaping Up Nicely

Many critics and alleged MMA betting enthusiasts have been sh*ting on White’s progress with the UFC 300 card thus far, but let’s remind ourselves of how stacked the preliminary card is already:

  • Calvin Kattar vs Aljamain Sterling
  • Bo Nickal vs Cody Brundage
  • Deiveson Figueiredo vs Cody Garbrandt
  • Bobby Green vs Jim Miller
  • Holly Holm vs Kayla Harrison
  • Sodiq Yusuff vs Diego Lopes

 

I should also inform you that the card is still over two months out, and there’s plenty of time to add even more bangers!

I understand everyone’s desire for high-profile fights, but look at those preliminary bouts: five former champions, two UFC veterans (Including Jim Miller, who’s competed at UFC 100, UFC 200, and now UFC 300), as well as a huge rising prospect in Bo Nickal.

The main card has yet to announce its top two headliners, but we already have two title fights with Justin Gaethje vs. Max Holloway (BMF Championship, and Weili Zhang vs. Xiaonan Yan (Women’s Strawweight Championship), not forgetting the Brazilian superstar Charles Oliveria vs. Arman Tsarukyan, and Jiri Prochazka vs. Aleksandr Rakic.


Say what you will, but in my opinion, UFC 300 looks dope, with the potential for another five to six fights to be announced.

Stay locked to the BetUS – the best place to bet on UFC – Locker Room, as I, Manyun, will keep you up-to-date with the latest UFC news.

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Questions Of The Day

Who is the betting favourite for Kayla Harrison vs. Holly Holm


Oddsmakers haven’t released their pricing on Harrison vs Holm, but given Holm’s age and most recent loss to Mayra Bueno Silva, we can assume that Harrison will debut at UFC 300 as a betting favourite.

What is the UFC 300 main event?


At the time of writing (January 24, 2024), UFC President Dana White hasn’t announced the UFC 300 main event. However, names such as Leon Edwards, Belal Muhammad, Khamzat Chimaev, Israel Adesanya, Dricus Du Plessis, Alex Perieria, and Tom Aspinall have open positions on their schedule to be booked.

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