Amanda Serrano, the undisputed featherweight boxing champion, is returning to mixed martial arts.
The seven-division boxing champion Serrano returned to mixed martial arts on Wednesday after agreeing to an agreement with the Professional Fighters League’s Super Fight division.
While the PFL has yet to reveal the details of her maiden MMA match, she will be boxing on Saturday night to defend her undisputed featherweight title against Heather Hardy on the undercard of Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz.
Future Hall of Famer Serrano has a boxing record of 44-2-1 with 30 knockouts. According to ESPN, she is the third-best fighter overall, pound-for-pound, after Claressa Shields and Katie Taylor.
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The 34-year-old Serrano stated in February that she intended to compete in MMA once more before retiring, and this would be the next step in achieving that goal. With a record of 2-0-1 in mixed martial arts, she last competed on June 11, 2021, defeating Valentina Garcia in an iKON Fighting Federation event.
Both of Serrano’s MMA victories came via submission, and she has competed in the flyweight and strawweight weight classes. She is also perfect in no-gi submission grappling, having defeated Erin Finkeldey by unanimous decision in New York City in 2019.
In a news release announcing her agreement, Serrano stated, “I may be known for boxing, but I’ve always loved and trained in MMA and Jiu-Jitsu, knowing those skills would only add to my ability when going against any opponent.” “An additional motivating factor in my decision is the [PFL’s] dedication to gender equality, offering equal opportunities, and recognising female combatants.
“I can’t wait to get back in the cage and give fans all over the world thrilling performances and unforgettable moments,” I exclaimed.
Francis Ngannou, Kayla Harrison, and Serrano’s promoter Jake Paul have all joined the PFL’s Super Fight division.