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Claressa Shields reflects on MMA debut win at 2021 PFL 4: 'I knew it wasn't going to be easy'

9 days ago   |   By MMAjunkie

Claressa Shields had to work for her first professional win in MMA.
The decorated boxer made a successful MMA debut on Thursday night , stopping Brittney Elkin (3-7) via TKO in the third round of their lightweight contest. The bout served as the main event of the 2021 PFL 4 card in Atlantic City, N.J.
Shields (1-0) struggled early with Elkin's ground game, but managed to mount a comeback and stop Elkin with ground-and-pound. It was a dramatic debut for the decorated boxer, but not as surprising one, as Shields expected to face adversity stepping in a new sport.
“I had told myself, ‘This is...
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Unbeaten boxing champ Claressa Shields wins MMA debut

Unbeaten boxing champ Claressa Shields wins MMA debut

9 days ago   |   By New York Post

Undefeated boxing world champion Claressa Shields survived a series of submission attempts in the first two rounds of her mixed martial arts debut before beating Brittney Elkin by TKO at the Professional Fight League event in Atlantic City on Thursday.
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