Boxing Champion Claressa Shields Signs With PFL For MMA Debut

Undefeated boxer and two-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields has signed a contract with PFL to compete in MMA. The signing was first reported by Mike Bohn and John Morgan of MMA Junkie.

While Shields will compete in MMA for the promotion, although reports say she will not be a part of their 2021 season.

“THE GWOAT [Greatest Woman of All Time] HAS ARRIVED,”said Shields on Twitter, addressing the news on Tuesday.

Shields will also continue to compete in boxing while pursuing an MMA career. Per Mike Coppinger of The Athletic, Shields is currently expected to face Marie-Eve Diclaire in boxing in early 2020.

Shields is currently ranked at the top of ESPN’s pound-for-pound list of boxers. She has an Olympic gold medal in the 2012 and 2016 summer games for middleweight boxing.

Shields last competed in January, where she defeated Ivana Habazin via decision after 10 rounds.

PFL has signed many big names in recent months, including Rory MacDonald and Fabricio Werdum.

PFL is scheduled to begin its 2021 season on April 23rd.

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