While in California helping Cris Cyborg train boxing ahead of her UFC 214 fight in Anaheim California, Claressa Shields took to the BJJ mats to practice her armbar for MMA on none other than Pound for Pound #1 in WMMA Strikeforce, Invicta FC champion Cris Cyborg.
Claressa Shields is a 2x Olympic Gold Medalist in Boxing and current undefeated professional who recently won the WBC Silver Belt. Look for her next boxing fight on Showtime. While Claressa Shields in considered Pound for Pound the top female boxer in boxing, if she is to transition into MMA currently there is no weight class for her to compete in.
Besides being a 2x MMA World Champion, Cris Cyborg has also won two BJJ World Championships competing in the Gi at the Adult purple belt division and is an ADCC Nogi medalist.