Yesterday, the MMA world got some breaking news and the PFL got another feather in their cap. On Ariel Helwani’s MMA Hour that was live from the Nate Diaz – Jake Paul open workouts, one of the most decorated female boxers of all time made a massive announcement.
Ahead of her title fight this Saturday, undisputed boxing champion Amanda Serrano (44-2-1) announced that she had signed an exclusive MMA deal with PFL. Serrano’s manager Jake Paul also signed with the promotion earlier this year and then the promotion signed former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou.
In a statement released to the media, Serrano raved about the promotion and how excited she was to step foot inside the cage.
“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,” said Amanda Serrano. “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.”Statement via PFL
PFL Signs Another Boxing Champion
With the signing of Serrano, PFL now has two of the very best female boxers on the planet under their promotion. Claressa Shields and Amanda Serrano are now both in the fold. However, Serrano is not like when the promotion signed Shields. Serrano does come with some MMA experience.
She has three professional bouts where she’s gone 2-0-1. Now, she’ll get some time to train and prepare for her promotional debut which will likely come next year. When asked if her next bout after Saturday night would be in MMA, Serrano hinted that she’ll likely have one more boxing match before stepping into the PFL cage.