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The MMA neighborhood reacts to Abigail Montes distressing boxing world champ Claressa Shields at the PFL Championships
For the very first time in her professional fight profession, Claressa Shields has tasted defeat. Shields lost in her 2nd professional MMA bout, losing in upset style to Abigail Montes at the PFL Championships
Shields– a two-time Olympic boxing gold medalist and an unndisputed professional boxing world champ in two divisions– signed with the PFL in December after expressig interest in dipping her toes in MMA.
Shields made her expert MMA launching at PFL 4 in June against Brittney Elkin. Shields had some struggle over the first couple of rounds prior to scoring a comeback, third-round TKO success.
Entering into tonights bout, Montes had actually contended in 2 MMA bouts. She made her professional debut in Combate in September 2019, defeating Claudia Zamora by consentaneous choice. She then combated this past April, beating Teresita De Jesus Lopez via second-round TKO.
Twitter responds to Claressa Shields loss to Abigail Montes at PFL Championships.
While Shields was able to discover a method around her grappling drawback and comeback versus Elkin, the exact same could not be stated against Montes. Shields had a strong effort fighting versus the cage in the clinch several times during the fight and revealed some improvements in her takedown defense. Shields likewise connected on some notable chance ats the start of the fight and throughout the third round.
Shields, however, could not stop everything, as she offered up a number of essential takedowns to Montes. Montes was able to get in mount in the closing seconds of the fight and drizzled down some ground-and-pound before the bell.
One judge in some way gave the battle to Shields, however the other 2 scored the fight in Montess favor, handing Shields a split decision loss that perhaps must have been a consentaneous decision loss.
See how Twitter reacted to Shieldss defeat:
Split decision for Montes, wrong choice imo but it was close enough. Shields got ta get more client on the feet but her TDD looks WAY better then the first fight. #PFLChampionship.
— Brandon The Truth (@BCTheTruthl) October 28, 2021.
Shields may be the GWOAT in ladiess boxing however her MMA nickname is going to OWOAT.
— @LifeSizeHacks (@LifeSizeHacks) October 28, 2021.
That was the ideal lesson for Claressa Shields. Losing by decision where an opponent exposed weaknesses over a longer duration is much better than getting finished rapidly. #PFLChampionship
— Mikey Bats (@MikeJBknows) October 28, 2021
Shields requires to go back shes good at thats boxing or working on her grappling since right now its trash. #PFLChampionship.
— InternationalB (@AKADrTrapperMD) October 28, 2021.
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Claressa Shields with out a doubt is the GWOAT, She getting better every fight her remove Defense Imporved a lot Let the Hate Continue, No Woman in Combat Sports beats her Standing up, Not Amanda Nunes Not Kayla Harrison, Not Savannah Marshall NOBODY #PFLChampionship #GWOAT pic.twitter.com/Av26ddj55H
— Jon FeatherMan Jones (@JonnyBonesAlt) October 28, 2021
#PFLChampionship Great enhancement by @Claressashields because her last fight. Other than the open takedowns Montes was not able to do anything significant until the last round. Shields is going to be a force to be reckoned he she continues to train #MMA #Respect
— E. Fuentes (Boxing/Life Coach) (@E_Fuentes70) October 28, 2021
Shields has also lost 4 of 6 expert rounds to opponents with substantial size variations. Shes still young and I think is capable of doing this, but these professional battles on this huge platform may be a little excessive a little prematurely. #PFLChampionship
— JWEngelhardt (@JWEngelhardt) October 28, 2021
#PFLChampionship It might be a blessing in disguise that shields lost tonight, however Montes didnt beat her. You cant give her credit for holding shield versus the cage for the very first half of the fight, because of a dreadful ref allowed it although she wasnt advancing anything.
— John Ambrico (@jlightambrico) October 28, 2021.
Claressa Shields revealed up for a scrap, Montes did her thing with the fumbling and ending up in install in the last moments of the battle. #PFLChampionship
— PrelimPresident (@EricSamaNYC) October 28, 2021
While Shields was able to discover a method around her grappling disadvantage and comeback versus Elkin, the very same couldnt be stated versus Montes. Shields had a strong effort battling against the cage in the clinch several times throughout the battle and revealed some improvements in her takedown defense. Shields also linked on some noteworthy shots at the start of the fight and during the third round.
Shields has actually likewise lost four of 6 expert rounds to opponents with significant size disparities. Shields got ta get more client on the feet however her TDD looks WAY better then the first battle.
I desire PFL to pluck a fighter directly out of kickboxing or muay thai if the Shields experiment continues. NO GRAPPLING EXPERIENCE
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) October 28, 2021