Two-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields is officially earning the go to MMA.
According to an MMA Junkie report, Claressa Shields has signed with the Experienced Fighters League (PFL) and will compete in the lightweight division. Shields has conquered the sport of boxing and will now seem to do the exact in MMA.
Right after beginning her boxing job with an astounding novice file of 77-1, Claressa Shields has gone 10- as a professional. Shields won a gold medal in both the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, getting the first boxer (male or feminine) to get again-to-back medals in boxing. Two yrs following her next gold medal, she was voted to be the Female Fighter of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association. Shields also has a mainstream existence, winning a 2017 Nickelodeon Young ones Decision Award in 2017. This signing is positive to garner a ton of interest for the PFL and precisely its lightweight division.
A further lady who created the transition from the Olympics to the PFL’s lightweight division is Kayla Harrison, who has been a good results story for the promotion. Harrison is 7- in the PFL and was the winner of the most new PFL women’s light-weight season. Claressa Shields will have an option to match or perhaps surpass Harrison’s lightweight run, commencing with subsequent Harrison’s steps of not jumping headfirst into the PFL’s season match but starting off with one particular-off fights for the promotion.
Some thing else Clarissa Shelds and Kayla Harrison have in popular is an curiosity in preventing Amanda Nunes. Shields designed headlines earlier this yr for trying to get a struggle towards Amanda Nunes to which Nunes responded with a stern warning to the Olympic boxer. With this signing, Shields has demonstrated that she is fully commited to making the changeover from boxing to MMA and that she was not supplying lip company when speaking openly about sharing the Octagon with Nunes someday.
There is currently no set day for when Claressa Shields will make her PFL debut.
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