Claressa Shields will return to the MMA cage in August with an opponent already identified, PFL CEO Peter Murray has confirmed to the South China Morning Post.
Boxing’s “GWOAT” (greatest woman of all time) secured a comeback victory on her mixed martial arts debut last month,
finishing Brittney Elkin in the third round with ground and pound at the PFL 4, 2021 event.
MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin first reported on Tuesday that Shields would return on the same card as two-time PFL women’s lightweight champ Kayla Harrison.
“We have an opponent identified, we haven’t announced her yet,” Murray said. “She’s from outside the US and candidly we’re just working through some visa-related protocols.