Claressa Shields stages late rally to win MMA debut

Former UFC champion Ronda Rousey earned $ 3 million in prize money for her 2016 loss to Amanda Nunes, who was 48 seconds into the bout. The following year, Cris Cyborg made at least $ 500,000 for beating Holly Holm, another boxer who turned mixed martial arts artist and helped train Shields for Thursday’s fight. Nunes, the world’s most dominant mixed martial artist, earned $ 450,000 for her win over Felicia Spencer in 2020, according to MMA Junkie – a sum almost double that of any man who was around that night the card struggled.