Combate Americas has signed five-division boxing world champion Amanda Serrano to an exclusive, multi-fight deal, the promotion announced Thursday.
A native of Puerto, the 29-year-old reigning WBO bantamweight champion owns a 34-1-1 record with 26 knockout victories in the Sweet Science. Serrano is expected to make her Combate Americas debut in March at an as-yet-to-be announced event.
“We are excited to bring Amanda Serrano, one of boxing’s most exciting superstars into the Combate Americas familia, and look forward to placing her on a global stage that is the premier sports property in 21 Spanish speaking countries worldwide,” Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren said in a release.
Serrano will continue to compete in professional boxing under the promotion of DiBella Entertainment, and will attempt to become the first fighter to simultaneously hold titles in MMA and boxing. According to the release, Serrano was convinced to transition to MMA by retired former UFC champion Miesha Tate, who serves as her co-manager.