Claressa Shields Defeats Brittney Elkin by 3rd-Round TKO in PFL Debut


by Bleacher Report

Bleacher Report— World champion boxer Claressa Shields officially kicked off her MMA career with a win, beating Brittney Elkin by third-round TKO to close out 2021 PFL 4 from Oceans Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey

Chicago Sun-Times—Claressa Shields defeats Brittney Elkin in MMA debut. Claressa Shields, right, reacts after winning a Professional Fighters League mixed martial arts bout against Brittney Elkin in Atlantic City, N.J. | Matt Rourke/AP The former boxing and Olympic champion overcame a slow start to capture her first MMA victory. ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Claressa Shields found herself pinned on her back, stuck against a cage and she absorbed so many strikes to the head that the undefeated boxer seemed on the brink of defeat in MMA. “I could have went home with...

Washington Post—Claressa Shields vs. Brittney Elkin: Live updates from Thursday’s PFL fight. Claressa Shields signed with the Professional Fighters League last year and will make her debut Thursday against Brittney Elkin. Follow along for live updates.

ESPN.com—Shields finishes off Elkin by TKO in MMA debut. Claressa Shields overcame a rough first two rounds and then used huge punches against Brittney Elkin in the third to win via TKO in her first mixed marital arts fight.