Former undisputed champion Claressa Shields makes her MMA debut on June 10. But who is his opponent?
In April, it was announced that Claressa Shields would make her much-anticipated MMA debut against Brittney Elkin at PFL 4 at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City, NJ.
Last November, the two-time Olympic gold medalist decided to mix things up and try her hand at mixed martial arts, but not before becoming an undisputed champion for the second time in her career, the first boxer to be both male. and wife to achieve this feat. .
In the 11th professional boxing match of her career in March, she saw her win by unanimous decision over Marie-Eve Dicaire, retaining her WBC and WBO women’s light middleweight titles while clinching the IBF, WBA (Super) belts. and The Ring in the process.
But as the most decorated boxer of all time begins a cage career, who is her opponent Brittney Elkin, and does she stand a chance against Shields?
Who is Brittney Elkin?
From Westminster, Colorado, Elkin made her professional MMA debut at the Sparta Combat League validation event in early 2014. And after beating Summer Bradshaw by unanimous decision, she looked destined for a promising career in the cage. .
She was beaten by submission in April of the same year at SCL – Army vs. Marines 5, before her Fight 2 Win debut in August 2014 saw her defeated by Latoya Walker.
After three years moving from franchise to franchise, Elkin made her Bellator debut in July 2017, but was beaten for the second time in her career by Amanda Bell.
Her first Professional Fighters League fight then came 11 months later, where she chose to submit for the third time in her career, before retiring in January 2019 after sustaining an NMEF – Annihilation 65 injury.
Now with a 3-6-0 record as a pro, Elkin has the chance to create a major upheaval in what would be a fairytale victory over arguably the greatest boxer of all time.