Boxing champion Amanda Serrano will return to mixed martial arts under the PFL banner.
Serrano (2-0-1 MMA) is widely considered one of the best female boxers to ever lace up the gloves. But the multi-time world champion has also tested the waters in MMA, putting together an unbeaten record though three fights for Combate and iKon from 2018 to 2021.
Paired up with Heather Hardy next in the boxing realm, Serrano is under Jake Paul’s MVP banner — and that has no doubt helped land her in the Professional Fighters League. Paul signed with the PFL himself earlier this year.
Serrano announced the news of her signing on The MMA Hour on the Road on Wednesday, held to promote the upcoming Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz boxing spectacle. In a press release issued by PFL officials following the announcement, the league noted that Serrano will compete in their Super Fight division.
“I joined the PFL PPV Super Fight Division because of their revolutionary format that empowers fighters like never before. The PFL’s commitment to promoting high-profile, pay-per-view events with some of the biggest MMA stars in the world showcases an incredible opportunity to elevate my career to new heights and prove my ability beyond just the ring. I may be known for boxing, but I’ve always loved and trained in MMA and Jiu-Jitsu, knowing those skills would only add to my ability when going against any opponent,” Serrano was quoted as saying in Wednesday’s press release. “The League’s commitment to gender equality, providing equal opportunities and recognition of female fighters, is also a driving force behind my decision. I can’t wait to step back into the cage and deliver thrilling performances and unforgettable moments for fans around the world.”
In addition to her three MMA fights, Serrano has a 44-2-1 record as a boxer, and is 5-0 in submission grappling. She has also trained as a pro wrestler in the past.
This is not the PFL’s first time signing a big name from the women’s boxing realm, as Claressa Shields went 1-1 with the company in 2021.