Double Olympic judo champion Kayla Harrison returns to the cage for her second MMA bout at a Professional Fighters League event in Atlantic City, N.J., live on NBC Sports on Thursday night.
Harrison, 28, faces Jozette Cotton (8-1-0) at 155 pounds on the PFL 6 card.
NBCSN coverage starts at 10 p.m. ET, also streaming on NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app.
Harrison, who converted to MMA after the Rio Olympics, won her MMA debut on June 21, forcing Brittney Elkin to submit via arm bar after 3 minutes, 18 seconds, of the five-minute first round.
“I was wicked nervous,” the Massachusetts native said afterward. “This is all so new. No one has ever locked me in a cage and said, go kill someone. … I can’t wait until the next one.”
LIVE STREAM: Kayla Harrison at PFL 6 — Thursday, 10 p.m. ET
Harrison announced in October 2016 that she joined the MMA promotion as a commentator and brand ambassador, but not necessarily a fighter. A year ago, Harrison said she would compete.
The comparisons to former judo training partner and Olympic bronze medalist Ronda Rousey have shadowed her for years.
They won’t stop after Harrison won her first bout using Rousey’s signature arm bar.
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