Unified middleweight champion Claressa Shields (10-0, 2 KOs) is reportedly going to debut in blended martial arts.
in accordance with a record via MMA Junkie, the two-time Olympic gold medal winner has signed an contract with PFL (expert fighters League).
Shields ultimate saw action in the ring again in January, when she dropped down in weight to catch the WBC, WBA junior middleweight titles with a lopsided determination over Ivana Habazin.
MMA Junkie suggests that Shields signed the deal on Monday, and he or she will compete in each boxing and MMA in 2021.
Shields can be doing one-off fights at light-weight (155-kilos) and not taking half within the 2021 season.
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In fresh years, Shields has discussed the opportunity of competing in MMA – and doing crossover boxing matches with the likes of UFC champion Amanda Nunes and Bellator champ Cris Cyborg.
a few boxers within the ultimate few years have taken part in MMA bouts, together with Heather Hardy, Amanda Serrano and others.
Shields is still slated to face Marie Eve Dicaire in a junior middleweight unification within the first quarter of 2021.