Combate Americas: Amanda Serrano Returns on October 13

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Amanda Serrano Credit: Combate Americas

Six-division boxing world champion Amanda Serrano will return to MMA on October 13 against Erendira Ordoñez in the co-main event of Combate Americas: Mexico vs USA.

Fresh off winning a world championship in a record-setting sixth weight-class in boxing, Amanda Serrano will enter her second MMA fight when she meets Erendira Ordoñez on October 13 in the co-main event of Combate Americas: Mexico vs USA.

Serrano made her MMA debut in April to much fanfare after enjoying a phenomenal career in boxing where she holds a 31-1-1 record. Regarded as one of the best boxers of her generation, Serrano fought to a draw against Corina Herrera in her debut where she impressed by winning the first two rounds but was dominated in the third round which led to a draw with three scores of 28-28.

After making her MMA debut, Serrano returned to boxing where she defeated Yamila Esther Reynoso of Argentina for a record sixth division boxing title on the Garcia vs Porter undercard earlier this month. In doing so, Serrano joined boxing greats Manny Pacquiao and Oscar De La Hoya as the only boxers to win world titles in six or more weight classes. Afterward, Serrano mentioned interest in a superfight against undefeated champion Cecilia Brækhus or even a possible move to down to junior-bantamweight to win a title in a seventh weight class. Serrano said in an interview earlier this year that she predicts staying in boxing for only a short while longer before focusing solely on MMA.

Erendira “Aketzaly” Ordoñez was originally scheduled to be her debut opponent until an injury led to Herrera entering the bout against Serrano. Ordoñez (2-1) will be making her promotional debut after previously fighting only in XFL in her professional career. Ordoñez also holds a kickboxing record of 2-2. The Mexican fighter will have to overcome a long layoff as she has not fought since last August.

The main event will feature the bantamweight clash between Erik “Goyito” Perez and John “Sexi Mexi” Castaneda in a title eliminator for the next shot at newly minted champion José Alday. The event will be simulcast on the DAZN app and on television on Univision.


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