Kayla Harrison Fires Back at Raquel Pennington’s Criticism Ahead of UFC 300 Debut Against Holly Holm

Kayla Harrison UFC 300 debut

Kayla Harrison is set to make her much-anticipated UFC debut at UFC 300 on April 13th, facing off against Holly Holm in a highly awaited match-up. The buzz around Harrison’s debut centers on her move to the 135lbs division after dominating at 155lbs in the PFL for three years, with her last fight being a catchweight bout at 150lbs.

However, Raquel Pennington, the current women’s 135lb champion, has voiced her skepticism about Harrison’s potential title shot aspirations. Pennington expressed concerns that it wouldn’t be fair for Harrison to secure a title shot with just one UFC win, particularly considering Pennington’s own path to the title, which involved numerous fights before her championship victory.

While Pennington’s next title defense against Julianna Pena is yet to be confirmed, she hinted that a successful debut for Harrison could change the UFC’s plans. In response, Harrison confidently defended her credentials, citing her impressive record and asserting that a dominant performance against Holm would make a strong case for a title shot.

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Harrison didn’t shy away from a bit of verbal sparring either, suggesting that Pennington might be apprehensive about facing her in the octagon. With Harrison’s debut positioned prominently on the UFC 300 card, a standout performance could indeed propel her into title contention.

In addition to Harrison’s debut, UFC 300 boasts other exciting matchups, including former champion Deiveson Figueiredo facing off against Cody Garbrandt and Jim Miller making history by competing in his third milestone UFC event.

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