Kayla Harrison

Kayla Harrison

Personal Information

Full Name Kayla Harrison
Date of Birth July 2, 1990
Age 33
Nationality American
Height 5 feet and 8 inches
Weight 145 lb
Nickname Doug
Weight Class Lightweight and Bantamweight
Reach 66 inches
Career Stats 16 wins and 1 loss
Status Active

Kayla Harrison: A Brief Biography


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Kayla Harrison is one of the leading professional mixed martial artists and an Olympic and world champion judoka from America. She was an active competitor of Judo in the past, where she competed in the 78 kg weight category. She won the 2010 World Judo Championships and also became a recipient of gold medals at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.


After a successful career in Judo, Kayla Harrison switched to professional mixed martial arts in 2016. She signed with the PFL and competed in its lightweight division, Harrison is now scheduled to make her debut in the UFC at UFC 300 in a bantamweight showdown against the former UFC bantamweight champion Holly Holm.


Kayla Personal Information


NameKayla Harrison
Age33
DOBJuly 2, 1990
NationalityAmerican
Mother NameJeannie Yazell
Father nameKeanie Harrison Jr.
ProfessionProfessional Mixed Martial Artist
Net Worth$1.5 million (estimated)
Height5 ft. 3 inches
Weight155 lb (weighed in for last fight)
Education -
Relationship Statusunconfirmed


Kayla Harisson Early Life


Kayla Harisson was born in Middleton, Ohio, USA, on July 2, 1990, to Keanie Harrison Jr. and Jeannie Yazell. She was supported by her mother to pursue a career in sports and was pushed to take up Judo at the age of 6.

Kayla Harrison Boyfriend


According to reports from several sources, Kayla Harisson was engaged to his former fiance, Aaron Handy who is a black belt in judo. Harrison, however, is reported to have moved past her relationship with Handy. There were reports that she dated a professional mixed martial artist, Anthony Rocco Martin. However, the current state of her relationship with Martin is unknown.


Kayla Harrison Kids


Kayla Harrison has adopted her nephew and niece after her mother suffered a stroke in 2019. She was guarding of the kids at that time and she stepped in to take responsibility of the duo.

Kayla Harrison Social Media


Kayla Harrison maintains a social media presence on multiple platforms. The links to her social media profiles in mentioned below:


Kayla Harisson Net Worth


Kayla Harisson has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million as of April 2024. Her successful professional mixed martial arts career is a major contributor to her wealth. Prior to becoming a mixed martial artist, she also competed in judo, where she has two Olympic gold medals to her name.

Kayla Harrison Endorsements


Kayla Harrison has endorsed brands like Celsius Energy Drinks and Fuji Sports. She also sells her own merchandise which includes her apparel like T-shirts, headbands, and sportswear. Her endorsements have also been key contributors to her net worth besides her professional mixed martial arts career.

Kayla Harrison MMA Record


Kayla Harrison has a professional mixed martial arts record of 16 wins and 1 loss as of April 2024. She has six wins by knockout, six by submission, and four by decision.


17 matches16 wins1 loss
By knockout60
By submission60
By decision41


Kayla Harrison MMA Losses


Kayla Harrison locked horns with Larissa Pacheco at PFL 10 on November 25, 2022, in the PFL Lightweight tournament final. She lost the fight by a unanimous decision. The loss is Harrison’s only professional loss as of April 2024.

Kayla Harrison Championships Won


Kayla Harrison won Olympic gold medals in judo in 2012 and 2016. In December 2019, Kayla Harrison locked horns with Larissa Pacheco at PFL 10. She won the fight by a unanimous decision and became the women’s lightweight champion in the PFL.

Kayla Harrison Contract


Kayla Harrison competed in the PFL since making her debut in the fight promotion in 2018 until November 2023. On January 23, 2024, Dana White announced that the UFC had signed Harrison and she was scheduled to make her promotional debut in the promotion on April 13, 2024, in a bantamweight showdown at UFC 300 against the former bantamweight champion Holly Holm. The fight will also be the bantamweight debut of Kayla Harrison.


FAQs on Kayla Harrison

A. She is 33 years old.


A. She made her professional debut on June 21, 2018.


A. She competed in the lightweight division of PFL.


A. She will make her bantamweight debut on April 13, 2024.


A. She will face her at UFC 300 on April 13, 2024.


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