Video Highlights: Claressa Shields Survives Early, Finishes Brittney Elkin Late to Win MMA Debut

Claressa Shield walked away from her MMA debut victorious, but she had to face plenty of adversity along the way. Squaring off against grappler Brittney Elkin at PFL 4, the two-time Olympic gold medalist in boxing had her ground game tested early and often, but ultimately survived to win by

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Claressa Shields Goes Off On Brittney Elkin: ‘Not even really a serious fighter’

On Thursday, June 10, two-time Olympic boxing gold medalist Claressa Shields were make her much-anticipated MMA debut at PFL 4. For her first MMA contest, Shields will be squaring off with multiple-time Fight to Win veteran and active BJJ competitor, Brittney Elkin. At a pre-fight press conference on Tuesday, Shields

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Gordon Ryan on ONE Championship Deal: ‘MMA on the table’

On Tuesday, the grappling world was hit with the news that Gordon Ryan had signed a deal with Singapore-based combat sports promotion ONE Championship for both MMA and submission grappling. In a follow-up Instagram post, Ryan clarified his competition plans for the next year and with ONE. View this post

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Breaking: Gordon Ryan Signs With ONE Championship for MMA, Grappling

One of the most anticipated grappling to MMA cross-overs is finally about to happen. The CEO of ONE Championship, Chatri Sityodtong, announced on Tuesday that Gordon Ryan has signed with the promotion and will compete in both MMA and submission grappling. At the time of this writing, no other details

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Surprise: Lucas ‘Hulk’ Barbosa is preparing for MMA

If you think you read the headline incorrectly, well, think again. The Matburn podcast released an episode Nov. 11 where hosts Keenan Cornelius and Josh Hinger said that Lucas ‘Hulk’ Barbosa will make the transition to MMA. If you’re not familiar with the Matburn podcast, you’re missing out. The show

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6’8, 145kg Bodybuilder and Actor Martyn Ford Steps Back On the Mats for MMA Debut

British bodybuilder, actor and aspiring MMA fighter Martyn Ford has stepped back on to the mats at his gym – Gracie Barra Sutton Coldfield, in preparation for his debut MMA fight. Towering at 6’8 – 203 cm, weighing a massive 320 lbs – 145 kg of pure muscle, with a

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