Flint boxing champ Claressa Shields is tough. The two-time Olympic gold medalist won Thursday night in Atlantic City in her first Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight, also known as cage fighting.
Marc Raimondi of ESPN writes:
After getting dominated on the ground for two straight rounds, Shields was able to stay in a safe, kneeling position and land huge punches to finish Brittney Elkin by TKO at 1 minute, 44 seconds of the third round in the main event of PFL 4 on Thursday night in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Shields, one of the best female boxers in the world, was making her mixed martial arts debut.
"I feel like I am dreaming," Shields said in her postfight interview. "This is crazy."