Undisputed featherweight champion Amanda Serrano will return to combined martial arts, she introduced on Wednesday (2 July).
Serrano defends her titles in a rematch with Heather Hardy on Saturday, on the undercard of Jake Paul’s boxing match with UFC icon Nate Diaz, and the Puerto Rican will then look forward to an MMA bout.
Serrano, 34, is 2-0-1 in MMA and final fought in 2021, and her subsequent contest within the sport will happen within the Professional Fighters League (PFL). A date for that battle can be confirmed in the end, the promotion stated.
Serrano is promoted by YouTube star Paul, who has gone 6-1 as knowledgeable boxer and likewise signed an MMA cope with the PFL this yr.
“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,” Serrano stated. “The League’s commitment to gender equality, providing equal opportunities and recognition of female fighters, is also a driving force behind my decision.”
Serrano’s MMA debut in 2018 ended as a draw, along with her second outing – the identical yr – going her manner as she gained by submission. Serrano additionally gained her final battle, in June 2021, through submission.
In her earlier boxing match with Hardy, whom Serrano faces on Saturday, the Puerto Rican gained through unanimous choice.
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