Twitter reacts to boxing champion Claressa Shields’ successful MMA debut at 2021 PFL 4

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Claressa Shields has successfully debuted in MMA.

The two-time Olympic gold medalist boxer and WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO champion had her first professional MMA bout on Thursday night in the main event of the 2021 PFL 4 card in Atlantic City, N.J. Shields (1-0) stopped Brittney Elkin (3-7) via TKO in the third round of their lightweight contest.

Shields struggled early, as she faced adversity on the ground in the first two rounds, but was able to rally back late, put Elkin in a tough position, and finish her with ground-and-pound.

Check below for the top Twitter reactions to Shields’ MMA debut.

Tatiana Suarez

https://twitter.com/tatianaufc/status/1403208663670562817

Kevin Lee

https://twitter.com/MoTownPhenom/status/1403209209546563585

Danny Segura

https://twitter.com/dannyseguratv/status/1403209035780825095?s=20

Jamahal Hill

https://twitter.com/JamahalH/status/1403210243333451777

Nolan King

https://twitter.com/mma_kings/status/1403208446049021953?s=20

Cub Swanson

https://twitter.com/CubSwanson/status/1403209242845224964

Simon Samano

https://twitter.com/SJSamano/status/1403209044064555010?s=20

Eryk Anders

https://twitter.com/erykanders/status/1403208763650183171

Deron Winn

https://twitter.com/DeronWinn/status/1403209051979218944

Lauren Murphy

https://twitter.com/LaurenMurphyMMA/status/1403209039874461696

Derek Brunson

https://twitter.com/DerekBrunson/status/1403208824027222019

Amanda Serrano

https://twitter.com/Serranosisters/status/1403211835495653376

Lou DiBella

https://twitter.com/loudibella/status/1403212470173507587

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