Boxing champion Amanda Serrano set to make MMA debut in April

5 weight class boxing champion Amanda Serrano, who is managed by former UFC champion Miesha Tate, is set to make her long-awaited MMA debut.

Puerto Rico is a hotbed for boxing talent. One of the countries best has decided to venture from the sport to try her hand(s) at MMA. Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano is women’s boxing royalty, being the only female boxer to have won titles in five divisions. Now she will make the jump from boxings squared circle to MMA’s cage.

On April 13,2018 Amanda Serrano will make her MMA debut where she will fight in the Combate Americas cage. Serrano will fight in the Women’s Flyweight (125 pounds) division. Serrano’s first opponent will be Erendira “Aketxaly” Ordonez, who has a record of 2 wins and 1 loss. “The Real Deal” is by far the biggest name Ordonez has fought even though she’s a newcomer to the sport. Coming off of a loss, Ordonez will try to impress in what will also be her Combate Americas debut.

Though this will be Amanda Serrano’s professional MMA debut, she has fought in 36 boxing fights. 26 of her 34 wins inside the boxing ring have come via knockout. Going into MMA after having such a great boxing career is a big step for a fighter, but Serrano has been training for an MMA fight since 2015. 3 years later and under the management of former UFC Bantamweight champion Miesha Tate’s company AO8, “The Real Deal” sets her eyes on an MMA strap. This fight on April 13’th is just the first of what will hopefully be a great career in Mixed Martial Arts.

The Amanda Serrano versus Erendira Ordonez co-main event will take place at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles, California. Combate Americas has dubbed the event “Combate Estrellas 1” – a card with the promotions biggest stars. This event will be the first of two under the title “Combate Estrellas”.

Are you looking forward to Serrano’s debut?

Stephen

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