Combate Americas inks five-division boxing champ Amanda Serrano

Combate Americas’ international scouting has landed another intriguing fighter.

The latest signing is Amanda Serrano, a 29-year-old Puerto Rican striker who’s the only female boxer to win world titles in five different weight classes.

Combate Americas officials today confirmed the signing with MMAjunkie.

Serrano, the reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight (118 pounds) champion and a top-10 pound-for-pound boxer, has signed an exclusive multi-year MMA deal with Combate Americas. DiBella Entertainment will continue to promote her boxing bouts.

Serrano, who’s 34-1-1 with 26 knockouts during her nine-year pro boxing career, will make her official MMA debut at a March Combate Americas event, though an opponent, weight and exact date haven’t been determined.

The Brooklyn-based fighter decided to make a move into MMA partially at the urging of former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate, who now serves as Serrano’s co-manager.

Combate Americas, headed by UFC co-founder/co-creator Campbell McLaren, is available in 21 Spanish-speaking countries and produced some of its best ratings this past year in countries such as the U.S., Mexico and Spain.

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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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