Abigail Montes serves Claressa Shields her first MMA loss at PFL Championships (Video)

MMA newcomer, Abigail Montes, has the honour of handing Olympic boxing champion, Claressa Shields her first MMA loss when she defeated Shields through unanimous resolution (29-28, 29-28, 28-29) throughout the primary card of the PFL Championships on Wednesday, Oct. 27 in Hollywood, FL.

Learn the complete play-by-play under.

Shields vs. Montes began out gradual with the ladies buying and selling leg strikes to open the spherical. Then out of nowhere Shields unloaded a barrage of strikes after which clinched with Montes towards the cage. Montes had her arms utterly round Shields after which reversed the place placing Shields’ again towards the fence. It seemed like Montes was making an attempt to take the boxing champ to the canvas however Shields wasn’t having it. The gang wasn’t both and started booing the dearth of motion with slightly over a minute left within the first spherical. The rounded ended with Shields towards the cage and Montes touchdown a tough proper.

Within the second Montes started peppering the legs of Shields earlier than the Olympian unloaded on the strikes and so they clinched once more. Dejavu of the primary spherical nearly to the T. This time Shields, along with her again towards the cage, was in a position to land some strikes to the pinnacle of Montes who slowly working her approach into a greater place. They broke aside and traded pictures once more, each ladies getting in their very own exhausting pictures. Montes went for the takedown and at last goit it placing Shields down within the middle of the cage after which main her to the fence to do higher work. On her again, Shields was peppered with floor and pound, one thing she was accustomed to in her MMA debut. Shields tried to work herself again right into a standing place however with lower than a minute left within the floor, couldn’t break other than the clinch so it was all for nothing.

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Within the third, probably with a spherical apiece, each ladies had been trying to find a end or on the very least a dominant spherical. Shields got here out sizzling, getting Montes with strikes and setting her briefly on her butt. Montes recovered and put Shields within the clinch once more, controlling her fingers. Shields broke away from the cage partitions to journey Montes and so they separated. Just below three minutes remained within the spherical and Montes lands an enormous takedown, placing Shields on her again within the middle of the cage. The gang started to boo once more. The spherical ended with Montes on prime, touchdown small however efficient strikes on Shields, who was unable to reply again in time.

They went to the scorecards, Montes a transparent winner on MMA Weekly’s scorecards.

Shields was getting into the cage for the second time in her new MMA profession. She defeated her first opponent after weathering a storm when she secured a third-round TKO of Brittany Elkin in June.

Montes was in search of her third straight win, having secured back-to-back wins underneath the iKon Preventing Federation and Combate International banners beforehand.

This struggle wasn’t a part of the six championship fights however was given prime billing anyway attributable to Shields’ following in fight sports activities.

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