Spend just five minutes with MMA’s rising star Shanelle, and you’ll recognize her exceptional talent. 2023 has been a pivotal year for her, marking her transition to a professional fighter with an impressive 3-0 record. Her victories span renowned promotions like Hexagone, FCC, and PFL, showcasing her versatile fighting prowess.
Shanelle isn’t just an MMA fighter; she’s a complete martial artist. Besides her MMA achievements, she demonstrated her grappling skills with an Omoplata/wrist lock at Polaris. Her candid conversations about overcoming personal loss and her confidence in her abilities further highlight her multifaceted character.
Once known primarily for her striking, Shanelle has evolved into a well-rounded threat in the MMA world. Training at GBTT has sharpened her wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu skills under the guidance of BJJ wizard Ash Grimshaw and striking coach Barry Healy. Her continued work at the Knowlesy Academy enhances her already formidable Muay Thai skills.
GBTT’s reputation as Europe’s largest female training squad offers Shanelle unparalleled sparring opportunities. She trains alongside fighters like Claire Lopez, Kate Bacik, Federica DiFillipo, and Lisa Zimmo. Frequent visits from top MMA athletes like Angela Hill, Veronica Hardy, and Nora Canolle further enrich the training environment.”
As 2023 draws to a close, Shanelle prepares to face Liliya Kazak in what promises to be a thrilling encounter. With Kazak’s impressive track record, this bout is not to be underestimated. Yet, Shanelle aims for a spectacular finish, adding to her growing highlight reel.
Shanelle’s journey through 2023 has set the stage for an even more exciting 2024. Her journey from a striking specialist to a well-rounded MMA fighter is a testament to her dedication and skill. The MMA community eagerly anticipates her next move, expecting more highlight-reel moments and inspiring performances.