Cancelled MMA Bout

Kaitlin Young vs. Marina Mokhnatkina

Preliminary Card | Lightweight · 155 lbs | Pro MMA

Bout Cancelled Prior to Event

Reason: Young Withdrew

Kaitlin "The Striking Viking" Young
Marina Mokhnatkina


Kaitlin Young Marina Mokhnatkina

"The Striking Viking"

12-11-1   Pro Record At Fight   5-2-0
+125 (Slight Underdog)   Betting Odds   -155 (Slight Favorite)
United States   Nationality   Russia
St. Louis Park, Minnesota   Fighting out of   St. Petersburg, Russia
35 years, 11 months, 4 days   Age at Fight   33 years, 3 months, 1 week
155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs)   Latest Weight   145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs)
5'9" (176cm)   Height   5'6" (168cm)
69.0" (175cm)   Reach   66.0" (168cm)
Striking Institute (Primary)
M-Theory Martial Arts (Other)
  Gym   Sambo-Piter
PFL 2021 #8
  • Bout Information
  • Event: PFL 2021 #8: Playoffs
  • Date: Thursday 08.19.2021 at 06:00 PM ET
  • Referee: N/A
  • Venue: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • Location: Hollywood, Florida, United States
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 3 of 9)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
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Young vs. Mokhnatkina Fight Predictions

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Event Discussion

Foghorn Sam
Foghorn Sam

08.19.2021 | 11:26 PM ET


08.19.2021 | 11:31 PM ET

Just pay her now, why bother 
MikeLovesTacos XD
MikeLovesTacos XD

08.20.2021 | 4:36 PM ET

Harrison did an interview recently where she said PFL has to offer her life-changing money to keep her. 

I'm not sure what exactly her play is here, tbh. They pay her well on a per-fight basis, and they literally set-up a yearly million dollar tournament designed around her winning lmao. Not to mention the fact that, naturally, she is a lightweight. A female lightweight. No other company is gonna offer her the consistency and money that PFL does given her weight class.

What are her plays? Drops down to 145 for a one-off with Cyborg and maybe a fight against Nunes? 

She acts like she has options, and she doesn't. She goes to Bellator, there is literally one fight for her... and then what will she do? Nothing. She goes to the UFC, there is literally one fight for her potentially at 145 lbs... and then what will she do? Nothing. Except for maybe get thrown under the bus by Dana White on national TV as he claims she "doesn't wanna fight" because - shocker - she can't make 135 lbs. 

She can't healthily make 135, not a chance in hell, so her options are non-existent. The PFL gives her consistent fights at lightweight, something no other MMA organization on earth will be able to do. They bend over backwards to set up tournaments with as deep a pool as possible, essentially designed to gift her $1 million every year. On top of a decent fight purse per fight. 

I'm not sure what she is expecting to get elsewhere, but she'd be a damn fool to ever leave the PFL.

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