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Claressa Shields suffers first MMA loss

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Claressa Shields has to regroup following her first professional loss. She was defeated by Abigail Montes during the Professional Fighters League 10 finals on Wednesday night at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

She was defeated by Montes in a split decision. Before the loss, Shields was undefeated as a professional with a 12-0 record.

Claressa Shields throws a punch, as Abigail Montes counters with a punch of her own (Photo by Claressa Shields/Instagram)

Shields is 11-0 as a professional boxer. The 26-year-old, who has signed a three-year deal with the PFL, was 1-0 in Mixed Martial Arts before the loss.

“First of all, congratulations to Abigail Montes,” Shields said in an Instagram post (seen below). “This has been a very interesting journey with some great opponents. Just as I am gracious in victory, I will be gracious in defeat. I thought the fight was close. I’m learning on the job and am happy for the experience. Thanks to the @pflmma and my coaches @mmacoachwink, @gregjacksonmma, @tussagb and all my fans for your support. GWOAT out.”

Montes has improved to 3-0 with the win. This was the first fight for the 21-year-old in the PFL.

“Thank you to all the people who trusted me,” Montes said in an Instagram post. “But most of all, thank me for not giving up and continuing with advertisement.”

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 12 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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