Shanelle Dyer, known as “The Nightmare”, dominated the amateur scene and was a two-champion before turning pro. In her four pro fights in 2023, Dyer has gone unbeaten, with three of her wins coming by KO/TKO. The Muay Thai specialist made her PFL Europe debut in September, defeating Luisa Cifuentes via decision.


Mariam Torchinava only made her pro debut in the middle of 2021, but she has already fought in 11 professional fights thus far. Torchinava, just 21 years of age, enters this fight 9-2 with five wins coming via submission. Torchinava, who has won five straight entering tonight, most recently fought in November, taking a decision win over Hyram Rodriguez.


Who will go on to face Valentina Scatizzi in the PFL Europe semifinals?



Round 1


The two clash with low kicks. Low kick from Dyer. Torchinava misses a right hand. Another low kick from Dyer. And another low kick. Dyer flashes a left jab. Another low kick from Dyer. Dyer with a push kick that drops Torchinava, though she’s quick to get back up. Torchinava circling around the outside, near the fence, feeling the pressure of Dyer. Dyer continues to attack the lead leg, briefly knocking Torchinava down again. As Torchinava moves, you can tell she is wobbly and damaged.


Dyer misses a big high kick. Front kick and a low kick from Dyer. Another low kick from Dyer. Torchinava tries to clinch, but Dyer gets out of it. High kick from Dyer is blocked. Dyer continuing her kick-based offense. Dyer throws another head kick. Another couple of kicks, and Torchinava is just continuing to circle around the SmartCage. A couple of combinations from Dyer, and she lands a BRUTAL HEAD KICK THAT DROPS TORCHINAVA OUT COLD!



Shanelle Dyer is moving onto the playoffs in EMPHATIC fashion!





Shanelle Dyer defeats Mariam Torchinava by 1st round KO (3:53), advancing to the 2024 PFL Europe Women’s Flyweight Playoffs