Boxing star Claressa Shields makes her MMA debut at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, NJ on Thursday June 10, which makes it Friday June 11 in the UK and Australia. The two-weight undisputed world champion faces off Brittney Elkin in the scheduled for three rounds battle.
Undefeated Claressa Shields (boxing 11-0, 2 KOs) was last in action in March, when she scored a unanimous decision against Marie-Eve Dicaire to claim undisputed title in the super welterweight division. Prior to that the two-time Olympic gold medalist similarly defeated Ivana Habazin to win WBC and WBO light middleweight belts, and Christina Hammer, to secure an undisputed strap at middleweight. Earlier in her career she held unified WBC and IBF female super middleweight titles.
Brittney Elkin (MMA 3-6) last fought in January 2019 when she suffered the defeat against Bobbi Jo Dalziel by TKO in the first round due to injury. Before that she was submitted by Kayla Harrison in the first round and stopped by Amanda Bell in Round 2. Her most recent win goes back to June 2016 when she TKO’d Kola Shippentower Willingham in the first round.
Claressa Shields vs Brittney Elkin headlines the PFL 4 fight card. The complete lineup can be found below.
Claressa Shields vs Brittney Elkin live stream
The fight fans can watch Claressa Shields’ MMA debut against Brittney Elkin live on ESPN2 and live stream on ESPN+. The fight date is Thursday, June 10. The start time is scheduled for 10 pm ET / 7 pm PT, kicking off PFL 4 main card. The undercard bouts begin at 7 pm ET / 4 pm PT live and exclusive on ESPN+.
In Australia ESPN is available on Kayo Sports. Claressa Shields’ MMA debut date and time convert to Friday, June 11 at 12 pm AEST.
PFL 4 fight card
The full PFL 4: Shields vs Elkin fight card looks as the following:
Claressa Shields vs. Brittney Elkin
Clay Collard vs. Joilton Lutterbach
Bubba Jenkins vs. Bobby Moffett
Brendan Loughnane vs. Tyler Diamond
Natan Schulte vs. Alexander Martinez
Marcin Held vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier
Akhmed Aliev vs. Loik Radzhabov
Jesse Stirn vs. Sheymon Moraes
Chris Wade vs. Arman Ospanov