On Friday night we got a chance to speak with lightweight fighter Brittney Elkin. She is currently preparing for her upcoming bout on June 10th against Claressa Shields for Professional Fighters League. This seasoned mma fighter will welcome the Olympic boxer to the sport on a packed card exclusively on the ESPN network of families. We spoke with Brittney about many topics including her recent move to the east coast and active participating in grappling tournaments all over. Watch the full interview below.
Watch Brittney take on Claressa Shields on June 10 on ESPN.
Elkin has a career record of 3-6-0 and the brown belt jiu-jitsu athlete has experience competing across Bellator, Sparta Combat League and Fight 2 Win. Her first and only matchup with the PFL came in June 2018 when she battled future PFL champion Kayla Harrison, losing via submission in Round 1.
“I’m very grateful to be back in the PFL and to have this opportunity to square off with Claressa Shields,” Elkin said. “I know she is a great boxer but this is MMA and I plan to show everyone that I am a well-rounded fighter who can compete wherever the fight takes me.”
“We’re thrilled to announce the highly anticipated PFL debut of the world’s consensus top female pound-for-pound boxer, Claressa Shields,” said PFL President of Fighter Operations, Ray Sefo. “We’ve seen the videos of her training inside the cage and can’t wait to see the showdown between her and Brittney Elkin on June 10.”