PFL 3 results and video: Boxing great Shields rallies to win MMA debut

Claressa Shields won her MMA debut against Brittney Elkin at PFL 4. | Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

Claressa Shields picked up a stoppage win in her MMA debut.

Undisputed world boxing champion Claressa Shields survived the grappling of Brittney Elkin at PFL 4 to pick up a third round stoppage win in her MMA debut.

Shields was winging some heavy overhands early that came up short, as Elkin took the boxing champ down with ease after just a minute into the fight. The BJJ brown belt Elkin dominated on top for the entirety of the first round but Shields did a good job of defending whilst mounted.

Elkin unloads with 30 seconds left in round 1!#2021PFL4
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The second round was much the same as Elkin continued to try and seek submissions from mount. Shields started to land some heavy ground and pound at the end of the round as it seemed Elkin was starting to gas.

Claressa’s hands are dangerous!#2021PFL4
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Shields did a good job of sprawling in the third round to fight off Elkins’ takedowns. A visibly exhausted Elkin desperately tried to hold on but Shields threw down some heavy ground and pound to secure the stoppage win.

IT’S ALL OVER!!! CLARESSA SHIELDS IS HERE TO STAY!#2021PFL4 pic.twitter.com/6zYPYwCGQY

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Also on the card Brendan Loughnane extended his impressive winning streak with a war of a decision against Tyler Diamond and former UFC veteran Olivier Aubin-Mercier picked up his first PFL win against Marcin Held.

Full PFL 4 Results:

Claressa Shields def. Brittney Elkin via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 1:44

Clay Collard vs. Joilton Lutterbach via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

BIG SLAM for Joilton! We go to the judges…#2021PFL4
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Bubba Jenkins def. Bobby Moffett via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Brendan Loughnane def. Tyler Diamond via majority decision (30-27, 29-27, 28-28)

BRENDAN LOUGHNANE GOES ON THE ATTACK IN THE 2ND!#2021PFL4
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Natan Schulte def. Alex Martinez via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Olivier Aubin-Mercier def. Marcin Held via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Loik Radzhabov def. Akhmed Aliev via KO (strikes) – Round 1, 0:27

Loik Radzhabov gets the QUICK SIX! #2021PFL4
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Sheymon Moraes def. Jesse Stirn via submission (kimura) – Round 2, 4:59

.@sheymonmoraes gets the buzzer-beater sweep into a kimura! WOW
5 Points to Sheymon!#2021PFL4
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— PFL (@PFLMMA) June 10, 2021

Chris Wade def. Arman Ospanov via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 2:18

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