Three division Boxing champion Claressa Shields will now be preparing for her second MMA fight and this time, She fights Abigail Montes on October 27th at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
As announced by the Professional Fighters League, the fight will take place on a cared that features Finalist from six divisions who square off in World Title Fights and also a chance to win the $1m check allocated to winners of the tournament in each division.
The two time Olympic Medalist Shields made a successful debut with an impressive stoppage victory and will be looking to build on that victory when She takes on 21 year old Montes, who brings an unbeaten record to the fight, which also risk her lofty Latin American female rankings for the fight.
“There is no better place to welcome fans back in-person than at the 2021 PFL World Championship as $6 million and six world titles will be up for grabs on October 27,” said PFL CEO Peter Murray.
“The biggest night in MMA gets boosted by the return of Claressa Shields to the PFL SmartCage, and we can’t wait to deliver an unforgettable night for the more than 550 million MMA fans around the world with our great partners at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and ESPN.”
PFL fighters will be seriously engaged in the Playoffs this month as the promotion engages the fighters in a Win or Go Home events which takes place on three dates this month Aug. 13, 19 and 27 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
former champions Ray Cooper III and Rory MacDonald will collide in the first event which takes place on Friday 13th of August with the undercard featuring top contenders in the lightweight and welterweight division.