Women’s boxing star American Claressa Shields kicked off her MMA adventure with a TKO victory over compatriot Brittney Elkin on Thursday in the PFL night’s main event at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City.
His crazy dream is on. Thursday, Claressa Shields took a first step towards her historic quest: to become the 1st world champion in boxing and MMA simultaneously, all sexes combined. At 26, the American already reigns supreme in the ring. Double Olympic champion and world champion in three categories among the pros, her record is as long as an arm. But the appetite of the US champion is limitless. And she now dreams of becoming so essential in the cage, in MMA. Her first fight, Claressa Shields played it Thursday during the “main event” of the PFL (Professional Fighters League) evening at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City.
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Opposed to her compatriot Brittney Elkin, she did not really impress but she logically imposed herself. After being dominated in the first two rounds, Shields used her power, bringing her opponent to the ground before kicking her with punches. Victory by TKO in the 3rd round.
“I feel like I’m dreaming,” said the champion after her fight on RMC Sport 2. I knew it was going to be tough. I expected a difficult victory. In the first two rounds I was taken to the ground but I wasn’t in danger. She (Brittney Elkin) never hurt me. I was dreading this fight a lot. It’s a relief. I’m still in good shape, I’m training like crazy. never give up.” It should not be because she is only at the beginning of her “new career.”