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Claressa Shields signs multi-year deal with Professional Fighters League for MMA bouts

The two-time Olympic gold medal winner calls herself the 'GWOAT' - Greatest Woman of All Time; she made her MMA debut back in 2021 against Brittney Elkin and is aiming to be on top in both boxing and MMA

Claressa Shields joined Sky Sports at ringside as Savannah Marshall became undisputed world champion
Image: Claressa Shields will return to MMA after signing a deal with the PFL

Two-time Olympic gold medallist and three-division boxing world champion  Claressa Shields is returning for another round of MMA fights. 

Shields and the Professional Fighters League announced a multi-year agreement on Wednesday and she expects to enter the cage again in 2024 at 158 pounds.

The undisputed middleweight boxing champion went 1-1 in the PFL in 2021 , but is widely regarded as the world's top pound-for-pound female boxer.

"All my fans, y'all have been asking me, when are you getting back to MMA, when are you getting back in the cage," Shields said in a video posted on social media. "Well, here you go. Me and the PFL have signed a great seven-figure deal."

Shields is 14-0 with two knockouts as a pro boxer, including a unanimous decision over Maricela Cornejo in June.

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Speaking on Toe2Toe, Gary Logan discusses how Savannah Marshall would need to box to beat Claressa Shields if the pair meet in a rematch.

"It is a privilege to announce the PFL has re-signed the most dominant women's boxer in the world, Claressa Shields, to a new multi-year agreement," said Peter Murray, CEO of the Professional Fighters League.

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The PFL announced a week earlier the signing of Amanda Serrano, the undisputed featherweight boxing champion. Serrano has a 2-0-1 MMA record, with both wins by submission.

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