Claressa Shields wins her MMA debut by stoppage
Undisputed tremendous welterweight champion Claressa “T-Rex” Shields (1-0, 1 KO MMA) (11-0, 2 KO’s Boxing) discovered success in her MMA debut. She did so by stopping Brittney Elkin (3-6, 1 KO’s) by means of third spherical TKO. Although she is a well-established boxing commodity, this crossover move was far from a surprise. Shields has talked about leaping over into combined martial arts for the final couple of years. In her most braggadocios moments, she openly discussed facing MMA powerhouse Amanda Nunes. After all, she felt she would want to get just a few fights beneath her belt, first. But, after watching this primary outing, that battle could also be a while off, in the event that they ever battle. Nonetheless, ultimately, T-Rex didn’t disgrace herself with the efficiency.
The battle proceeded as many may assume that it could. T-Rex being the higher striker together with her fists, Elkin had no actual solutions for the boxer’s thudding punches. Every time Shields was in a position to hit her with a punch, it took a visual toll on her. Subsequently, it must be no shock that Elkin was fast to take the battle to the bottom. In truth, the primary two rounds have been close to mirror pictures of each other. Shields started effectively on her ft solely to have Elkin shoot-in and seize her legs. To Shields’ credit score, she technically blocked the take downs however within the scuffle, she wound up on the bottom anyway.
Being the fish out of water that she was, as soon as on the bottom, Shields was largely unable to get again to her ft. In consequence, the vast majority of each, the primary and second rounds, noticed Shields combating on her again. Fortunately she was in a position to decrease any offense that Elkin offered and took little or no injury. Firstly of the third and closing spherical, T-Rex harm Elkin with punches once more which resulted within the MMA fighter attempting to scoop her legs anew.
The bout went to the mat once more, solely this time Shields was on prime. Along with her extra advantageous place, the boxing star landed a bevy of punches and hammer fists till the ref was pressured to leap in and cease the motion. This was a fantastic win for Claressa Shields as a result of, usually, boxers undergo embarrassing defeats once they enterprise into the cage. On the identical time, don’t count on Shields to be dancing with the cream of the MMA crop any time quickly!
By: Bakari Simpson
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