Flint's 2-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa Shields Wins Cage Fight Debut

June 11, 2021, 10:02 AM

Claressa Shields

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."

Read more:  ESPN

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