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Abigail Montes secures dominant first round win at PFL 4

LockerRoom Team
09 June 2023

After having lost both of her 2022 PFL season bouts via split decision, Abigail Montes returned to the PFL SmartCage, seeking the same kind of success she had experienced with the PFL in 2021.

It was during that time when Montes achieved a monumental upset by securing a split decision victory over Claressa Shields, the two-time Olympic boxing gold medalist and reigning undisputed women's middleweight world champion in boxing.

She did just that at PFL 4 when she secured a dominant first-round win over Brandy Hester.

The two exchanged early, with Hester seemingly gaining the edge with her straight shots. Hester answered a Montes leg kick with a straight shot. Hester landed a big leg kick. A missed one-two from Hester saw Montes take advantage with a takedown. Montes was able to get to Hester's back and was looking to sink in the hooks.

Hester was able to get her back away from Montes, but Montes was able to lay in some heavy ground-and-pound until the referee stepped in.

The 23-year-old Mexican is currently 4-2 in her professional MMA career and secured the huge upset over Claressa Shields in 2021. Prior to this, she had fought at Combate and iKon Fighting Federation. Abigail made her professional debut back in 2019 and secured a unanimous decision win over Claudia Zamora. She followed this up with a win over Teresita Lopez Plata which paved the way for her Professional Fighters League debut against Claressa Sheilds.

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After this, she suffered two back-to-back split decision losses. The first loss came against Olena Kolesnyk and after this, suffered a split decision loss to Marina Mokhnatkina.

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