Boxing Phenom Amanda Serrano Returns to MMA
COMBATE AMERICAS ANNOUNCES
THE MMA RETURN OF SIX-DIVISION
WORLD BOXING CHAMPION AMANDA SERRANO
IN TUCSON, ARIZ. ON SATURDAY, OCT. 13
SERRANO TO FACE OFF WITH MEXICO’S ERENDIRA ORDOÑEZ
IN “COMBATE AMERICAS: MEXICO VS. USA” CO-MAIN EVENT
LIVE ON DAZN, UNIVISION AND UNIVISION DEPORTES NETWORK
MAIN EVENT: ERIK “EL GOYITO” PEREZ VS. JOHN CASTANEDA
NEW YORK – September 20, 2018 – Combate Americas today announced the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) return of six-division world boxing champion Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano (0-0-1), who will square off with former Mexican national kickboxing champion Erendira “Aketzaly” Ordoñez (2-1) in a flyweight (125 pounds) co-main event attraction at “Combate Americas: Mexico vs. USA” at the AVA Amphitheater at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Ariz. on Saturday, Oct. 13.
The star-studded event, headlined by a previously announced bantamweight (135 pounds) showdown between world-ranked superstars Erik “El Goyito” Perez of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and John “Sexi Mexi” Castaneda of Mankato, Minn., USA, will stream live in its entirety on DAZN (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), while the three-bout main card will air live on television in Spanish on both Univision (12 a.m. ET/PT) and Univision Deportes Network (UDN) (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT).
Born in Carolina, Puerto Rico and fighting out of Brooklyn, N.Y. the 29-year-old Serrano’s return to La Jaula, the Combate Americas cage, comes on the heels of her latest feat in the boxing ring – capturing the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Junior Welterweight Championship with a unanimous decision win over Yamila Esther Reynoso of Argentina at Barclay’s Event Center in Brooklyn on September 8.
In doing so, Serrano joined Manny Pacquiao and Oscar De La Hoya as the only boxers in history to capture six world titles in six different weight classes.
“It is an honor to have the world’s greatest women’s boxer in history, who is on par with De La Hoya and Pacquiao, back in La Jaula for Combate Americas,” said Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren.
Serrano’s second-career start under MMA rules will take place exactly six months after she battled Corina Herrera to a draw in a thrilling, co-main event contest at “Combate Estrellas I” in Los Angeles, Calif. on April 13.
The 22-year-old Ordoñez of Mexico City is a three-time San Shou-style kickboxing gold medalist, who holds a professional kickboxing record of 2-2, in addition to her MMA experience.
Priced from $15, tickets for “Combate Americas: Mexico vs. USA,” are on sale online at CombateAmericas.com/Tickets.
Additional bouts for the event will be announced soon.
Doors at the AVA Amphitheater at Casino Del Sol open at 6 p.m. PT, with the first preliminary bout will beginning at 7 p.m.
UPDATED “COMBATE AMERICAS: MEXICO VS. USA” FIGHT CARD
Bantamweight Main Event:
Erik Perez vs. John Castaneda
Flyweight Co-Main Event:
Amanda Serrano vs. Erendira Ordoñez
Preliminary Bout Card:
Bantamweight: Anthony Birchak vs. Adam Martinez
Bantamweight: Juan Pablo Gonzalez vs. Mario Bautista
Bantamweight: Arturo Guzman vs. KaseyTanner
Featherweight: Jair Perez vs. Peter De La Cruz
Catchweight (160 pounds): Misael Iñarritu vs. Peter Quezada