Claressa Shields’ MMA first fight is one step closer as the boxing champ made weight for her PFL 4 main event opposite Britney Elkin.
Shields came in at 154.8 pounds for the lightweight bout while Elkin registered 155.4 pounds. The fight tops a nine-fight card that was pared down by two bouts after ex-UFC champ Anthony Pettis’ and two-time PFL featherweight champ Lance Palmer were rescheduled from their respective bouts after they were scratched for last-minute complications. Two-time PFL lightweight champ Natan Schulte was slotted to face Pettis’ originally scheduled opponent, Alexander Martinez. Palmer’s opponent, Jesse Stirn, was rebooked against Sheymon Moraes.
PFL 4: Shields vs. Elkin takes place on Thursday in Atlantic City, N.J. The event’s main card airs live on ESPN2 and ESPN+ following prelims on ESPN+.
Check out full PFL 4: results below.
Main Card (ESPN2, ESPN+, 10 p.m. ET)
Claressa Shields (154.8) vs. Brittney Elkin (155.4)
Clay Collard (155.8) vs. Joilton Lutterbach (159.4)*
Bubba Jenkins (145.6) vs. Bobby Moffett (146)
Brendan Loughnane (146) vs. Tyler Diamond (145.6)
Preliminary Card (ESPN+, 7 p.m. ET)
Natan Schulte (156) vs. Alex Martinez (156)
Marcin Held (155.6) vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier (155.4)
Akhmed Aliev (155.6) vs. Loik Radzhabov (156)
Sheymon Moraes (146) vs. Jesse Stirn (146.8)
Chris Wade (146) vs Arman Ospanov (144.8)