Claressa Shields Wins MMA Debut: Full PFL 4 Results
Claressa Shields won her MMA debut against Brittney Elkin at PFL 4 in Atlantic City last night. It wasn’t a pretty fight for the three time world champion and two-time Olympic Gold Medal Winner in boxing as Shields was behind after the first two rounds against Elkin but landed several heavy blows at the close of the second round.
“She had me on the ground, but she never hurt me,” Shields said. “When that third round came, I said to myself, I’m going to dog her, I am not going to lose this fight.”
The beginning of the third round, Elkin seemed tired from the beating as Shields just pounded Elkin until the fight was finally stopped by a TKO at the 1:44 mark.
“I feel like I am dreaming,” Shields said afterward. “This is crazy.”
Full PFL 4 Results:
Claressa Shields def. Brittney Elkin via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 1:44
Clay Collard vs. Joilton Lutterbach via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Bubba Jenkins def. Bobby Moffett via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Brendan Loughnane def. Tyler Diamond via majority decision (30-27, 29-27, 28-28)
Natan Schulte def. Alex Martinez via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Olivier Aubin-Mercier def. Marcin Held via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Loik Radzhabov def. Akhmed Aliev via KO (strikes) – Round 1, 0:27
Sheymon Moraes def. Jesse Stirn via submission (kimura) – Round 2, 4:59
Chris Wade def. Arman Ospanov via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 2:18