Amanda Serrano is a professional boxer signed under Most Valuable Promotions led by Jake Paul. In fact, she’s gearing up for a big fight this weekend on the Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz event against former foe, Heather Hardy. The bout will be the co-main event of the evening.
Though it’s a big week for Amanda in boxing, she’s officially announced today on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Hour YouTube show that she has signed a deal with the Professional Fighters League (PFL), which would see Serrano return to Mixed-Martial Arts.
Jake Paul not only has MVP, but he is also apart of PFL, helping out their super fight division and has teased a potential MMA bout in the future. Amanda Serrano has said that the deal signed with PFL was indeed helped out by Jake, to see Amanda return to the cage.
Amanda Serrano MMA Career
Serrano is no stranger to MMA, as she made her debut for Combate Americas back in 2018. She ended the fight in a draw, but returned later that year to pick up her first victory by first round submission. In 2021, Amanda returned to the cage where she picked up another round 1 submission victory.
Since then, Serrano has focused primarily on boxing. Now, she’s looking to make a grand return to the cage under the PFL banner. She spoke with Ariel on the MMA Hour, which was live from the Paul-Diaz open workouts, where she said that she was very open to returning to MMA, noting that she loved getting submission finishes. She mentioned that she’s going to be fighting as a flyweight (125lbs) in PFL and has no plans on moving up from that division inside the octagon.
As far as a PFL debut, Serrano says that there’s no date as of right now to when she could make her return to the cage, considering the deal was recently signed, but, noted that she doesn’t think a MMA return will happen after this Saturday’s Boxing bout, saying she will likely box again before fighting in the cage. Though, Amanda Serrano says she has kept up training MMA in-between boxing training.
“I want to be known as a combat legend, a combat all-around athlete. So, you know, it was always a dream when I started MMA to become a MMA champion and a boxing world champion, so anything that I put myself into I want to be the best at, or try to accomplish a goal, so I definitely would love to win a title in MMA.” Amanda said, before finishing the interview.
Amanda Serrano will defend her WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, IBO, and The Ring featherweight titles against Heather Hardy this Saturday in Dallas, Texas at the American Airlines arena. The event will be available on DAZN and ESPN+ Pay-Per-View, headlined by Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz.
By: Brady Alexander
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