Tonight in Atlantic City, boxing star Claressa Shields will make her mixed martial arts debut with PFL, facing Brittney Elkin in the main event of PFL 4 for the 2021 regular season.
Explaining seasons and whatnot would be kind of a pointless bunch of word-padding here, as we’re here for the curious boxing fan wanting to see Shields try her hand at MMA, so we won’t bother.
Prelims start at 7:00 pm ET on ESPN+, and the main card will kick off at 10:00 pm ET, streaming on ESPN+ and airing on ESPN2.
Shields, of course, is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and three-division pro world champion — going undisputed at 154 and 160 — and is the betting favorite here against Brittney Elkin, who has a 3-6 record in MMA and last won a fight in 2016, having not fought since early 2019.
How to Watch PFL: Shields vs Elkin
Date: Thursday, June 10 | Start Time: 10:00 pm ET (Main) / 7:00 pm ET (Prelims)
Location: Ocean Casino Resort - Atlantic City, NJ
Streaming: ESPN+ | TV: ESPN2 (Main Card)
Online Coverage: BadLeftHook.com
The card will also feature Clay Collard, the MMA veteran who became a boxing folk hero in 2020, as he faces Joilton Lutterbach in what will serve as the co-feature. You can get a look at the full card over at Sherdog.
We’ll be here to chat and watch the show and all that, something different for us so feel free to join as I learn whomst the heck Olivier Aubin-Mercier and Tyler Diamond are as we lead up to Shields’ big debut.