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Boxing World Champion Savannah Marshall set to make MMA debut on June 8

LockerRoom Team
03 April 2024

The Professional Fighters League (PFL) has unveiled exciting plans for its upcoming event, PFL Europe Newcastle, set to take place on Saturday, June 8th at the Utilita Arena. Headlining the event will be none other than Super Middleweight Boxing World Champion, Savannah Marshall, as she makes her highly anticipated mixed martial arts debut.

Marking a significant milestone in her career, Marshall's transition to MMA adds an extra layer of intrigue to an already stacked card. The 2024 PFL Europe Regular Season will be in full swing, with Bantamweights and Women’s Flyweight fighters embarking on their "Path to Greatness," vying for coveted spots in the PFL Europe Playoffs scheduled for September. Participants and matchups for these divisions will be announced in the coming days.

Fans across the United Kingdom will have exclusive access to the action-packed event, with PFL Europe Newcastle airing live on DAZN starting at 5pm GMT. Tickets for the event are already on sale, promising an unforgettable night of world-class combat sports entertainment.

Peter Murray, CEO of PFL, expressed his excitement about Marshall's debut, highlighting the significance of her presence in the SmartCage, especially in her hometown of Newcastle. Murray also teased a potential rematch between Marshall and Claressa Shields, underscoring the growing anticipation within the MMA community.

Savannah Marshall, a reigning IBF, WBA, and WBO Super Middleweight Boxing World Champion, brings an impressive resume to the MMA arena. With 10 knockout victories under her belt, Marshall's arrival adds a new dimension to the already competitive Women’s Lightweight division. Her decision to join PFL demonstrates the league's commitment to providing opportunities for female athletes to showcase their talents on a global stage.

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PFL Europe Newcastle is just one stop on the action-packed journey of the 2024 PFL Europe Season, which kicked off last month with a sold-out event in Paris. Following the Newcastle event, the PFL caravan heads to Glasgow for an exhilarating night of playoff action at the OVO Hydro on September 28th, with the season culminating in a spectacular Championship event at a venue to be announced soon.

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