World Champion Boxer Amanda Serrano Signs With Combate Americas
First there was Holly Holm, then there was Heather Hardy, now there’s Amanda Serrano.
The latest woman to make the transition from world champion boxer to mixed martial artist is the Peurto Rican sensation, Amanda Serrano.
Serrano has held the WBO female bantamweight title since April 2017 when she defeated Dahiana Santana in the eighth round for the vacant title. The 29-year-old holds a professional boxing record of 34-1-1 and hasn’t tasted defeat since 2012 when she was beaten by Swedish fighter Frida Wallberg via unanimous decision.
Earlier this year, Serrano appeared on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Hour where she informed the world that she intended to make the transition to MMA. After consultation with her promoter Lou DiBella and under the management of former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate (AO8 Management), Serrano last night informed the world that she had signed with Latin America’s #1 MMA promotion, Combate Americas.
The news was announced last evening via Serrano’s social media.
Ok it’s official spoke w/my management team @MieshaTate @Ao8Management, Jordan & my promoter @loudibella & @combateamericas is our company. Thanks to @campbellcombate for the opportunity to make History together. pic.twitter.com/QlC17phleq
— Amanda Serrano (@Serranosisters) December 1, 2017
When Serrano will debut remains a mystery, but an announcement is expected soon.