SAVANNAH MARSHALL has become the latest women’s boxing star to make a switch to MMA.
The current undisputed super-middleweight world champion has signed with the Professional Fighters League.
She said: “I am thrilled to begin my journey in MMA with The Professional Fighters League.
“I am proud to join the most talented female combat sports athletes in the world and continue to raise the profile of women in sports through PFLW.”
The PFL is a seasonal format, consisting of qualifying and knockout stages.
Stars in each weight have two regular season bouts where points are earned per method of victory.
From there, the top four progress into the win-or-go-home semis and final stages where a title belt and $1million cheque is at stake.
Marshall, 32, last won in July beating Franchon Crews-Dezurn, 36, to win all four 168lb titles.
And she is expected to make her MMA debut in 2024 after becoming the most recent women’s boxer to make the cross over.
The PFL have added boxing legend Amanda Serrano, 34, to their roster while Claressa Shields, 28, was already signed.
Shields, 1-1 in MMA, beat Marshall in their middleweight super-fight last September.
And they could renew their rivalry in the cage as Shields responded to the news: “She wanna be like me so bad. Congrats.”