Claressa Shields booked for second MMA fight at PFL championship event on Oct. 27

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Claressa Shields booked for second MMA fight at PFL championship event on Oct. 27
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Claressa Shields’ second MMA fight will take place on the night the PFL crowns its next set of champions.

Shields (1-0) has been booked to meet Abigail Montes on Oct. 27 in the promotion’s final event of the season at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.

PFL officials confirmed the booking Thursday after an initial report from The Washington Post.

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Shields, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and world champion boxer, made good on her MMA debut when she rallied to TKO Brittney Elkin in the third round of a non-regular season lightweight bout at 2021 PFL 4.

Mexico’s Montes is off to a 2-0 start in her professional MMA career. The 21-year-old picked up a unanimous decision over Claudia Zamora at Combate Americas 45 and a second-round finish of Teresita De Jesus Lopez at iKon Fighting Federation 6 in April.

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