Featherweight Boxing Champion Amanda Serrano Makes MMA Return with PFL

Undisputed featherweight boxing champion Amanda Serrano is embarking on a new chapter in her athletic career. Serrano recently announced that she has signed a deal with the Professional Fighters League’s Super Fight division, marking her return to mixed martial arts (MMA). Despite her success in boxing, Serrano has always had a passion for MMA and is excited to make her comeback in the cage.

Amanda Serrano has established herself as a formidable force in the world of combat sports. With a record of 44-2-1 in boxing and 30 knockouts to her name, Serrano is a dominant force in her weight class. ESPN recognizes her as the third pound-for-pound best female fighter in the world, trailing only Claressa Shields and Katie Taylor. Serrano’s accomplishments and reputation as a future Hall of Famer make her return to MMA all the more intriguing.

Back in February, Serrano expressed her desire to compete in MMA again before retiring from combat sports. With her signing with the PFL, Serrano takes a significant step towards realizing that goal. While the details of her first MMA fight with the PFL are yet to be revealed, Serrano is not wasting any time. She is set to defend her undisputed featherweight boxing title against Heather Hardy on the undercard of the highly anticipated Jake Paul-Nate Diaz fight this Saturday night.

MMA Success and Versatility

Although known primarily for her boxing prowess, Serrano has proven her versatility in the MMA world. In her previous MMA outings, Serrano showcased her skills in both the flyweight and strawweight divisions. Impressively, she holds a record of 2-0-1 in MMA, with both wins coming by way of submission. Additionally, Serrano boasts a perfect 5-0 record in no-gi submission grappling, demonstrating her proficiency across different disciplines.

A Driving Force

Serrano’s decision to join the PFL was not solely driven by her love for the sport but also by the organization’s commitment to gender equality and recognition of female fighters. Serrano commended the PFL for providing equal opportunities to both male and female athletes, further highlighting her admiration for their values and mission. With her signing, Serrano aims to contribute to the PFL’s goal of delivering exceptional performances and unforgettable moments for fans worldwide.

Serrano is joining an impressive roster of fighters in the PFL’s Super Fight division. The inclusion of high-profile names like Francis Ngannou, Kayla Harrison, and Serrano’s own promoter, Jake Paul, adds further excitement to an already star-studded lineup. As she prepares to step back into the cage, Serrano’s presence in the division promises to generate significant buzz and anticipation among fans.

Amanda Serrano’s decision to return to MMA with the PFL marks a significant milestone in her career. As a dominant force in the world of boxing, her foray into MMA brings a new dimension to her athletic journey. With her skill, versatility, and commitment to excellence, Serrano is set to make waves in the PFL’s Super Fight division. Fight fans around the world eagerly await the moments she will deliver inside the cage, as Amanda Serrano continues to leave an indelible mark on the combat sports landscape.

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