Claressa Shields vs. Brittney Elkin: PFL 4 date, fight time, TV channel and live stream (6/10/21)

The highly anticipated MMA debut of Claressa Shields happens in the main event of PFL 4.

Mixed martial artists have made the move over to boxing. But we haven’t seen people from the sweet science to the cage for nothing more than a one-and-done.

Here is everything you need to know about PFL 4: Shields vs. Elkin.

PFL 4: Shields vs. Elkin start time

  • Date: Thursday, June 10
  • Main card: 10 p.m. ET/3 a.m. BST
  • Main event: 11:30 p.m. ET/4:30 a.m. BST

The PFL 4: Shields vs. Elkin main card kicks off at 10 p.m. ET/2 a.m. BST on Friday night. Shields and Elkin are expected to make their walks to the cage around 11:30 p.m./4:30 a.m., although that depends on the length of the earlier fights.

PFL 4: Shields vs. Elkin 4 TV channel and live stream

ESPN2, ESPN+

PFL 4: The main card of Shields vs. Elkin can be watched on ESPN2 or live streamed via ESPN+ and the prelims are exclusively on ESPN+, starting at 7 p.m. ET.

Claressa Shields record and bio

  • Nationality: American
  • Age: 26
  • Height: 5-8
  • Reach: 68 inches
  • Total fights: 0
  • Record: 0-0
  • Brittney Elkin record and bio
  • Nationality: American
  • Age: N/A
  • Height: 6-0
  • Reach: N/A
  • Total fights: 9
  • Record: 3-6

Brittney Elkin record and bio

  • Nationality: American
  • Age: N/A
  • Height: 6-0
  • Reach: N/A
  • Total fights: 9
  • Record: 3-6

PFL 4: Shields vs. Elkin main card

  • Claressa Shields vs. Brittney Elkin; Women’s Lightweight
  • Bubba Jenkins vs. Bobby Moffett; Featherweight
  • Clay Collard vs. Joilton Lutterbach; Lightweight
  • Brendan Loughnane vs. Tyler Diamond; Featherweight

That changes on Thursday night when three-division world champion and women’s pound-for-pound queen Claressa Shields makes her MMA debut on Thursday against Brittney Elkin at PFL 4 from Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, N.J.

Shields (11-0, 2 KOs) is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and is also the only boxer to become an undisputed champion in two different weight classes. Wanting a new challenge, the Michigan native decided she wanted to try her hand with the four-ounce gloves.

‘I’ve done everything in boxing that you can do,” Shields told DAZN News when she signed with PFL in December. “I’ve been a world champion. I’m currently a world champion, undisputed, and hold all titles, have titles in multiple divisions, undefeated, and still not given a fair shake. I have to keep demanding, yelling at them, and saying, ‘This is my worth. This is what I’m worth. This is what I deserve’. You got to keep doing it. It just gets tiring because I still have to train for the fight. I still have to fight my opponent. Then on the flip side, I got a fight with these networks to just be treated fairly. It just gets stressful sometimes.”

After winning two of her first three bouts, Elkin comes into her highest-profile contest, having lost three consecutive fights.

The prevailing thought is Shields will run Elkin over and have a successful MMA debut. But that is why they fight.

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