The PFL has added another big name to its growing fighter roster with the signing of boxing’s undisputed featherweight champion of the world Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano.
The seven-division world champion boxer, who also has a 2-0-1 MMA record and a 5-0 record in no-gi jiu-jitsu, has put pen to paper on a deal that will see her compete in the PFL’s pay-per-view Super Fight Division, where she’ll join fellow stars Francis Ngannou, Jake Paul, and Kayla Harrison.
Serrano’s debut in the PFL SmartCage, and her first PFL opponent, will be announced at a future date. DAZN is a partner of PFL’s Super Fight Division and will distribute events on its PPV platform in Europe and other priority international markets.
“I joined the PFL PPV Super Fight Division because of their revolutionary format that empowers fighters like never before,” said Serrano, via press release.
“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. 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.”
PFL CEO Peter Murray also hailed Serrano’s arrival on the PFL roster, saying, “I’m thrilled to announce undisputed world boxing champion Amanda Serrano as the next global superstar to join the PFL PPV Super Fight Division. Our fighter-first culture has attracted the world’s top athletes and we’re looking forward to seeing Amanda take on the sport of MMA with the PFL.”
Co-creators of the PFL’s PPV Super Fight Division, Nakisa Bidarian and Jake Paul, issued a joint statement, saying, “Amanda Serrano’s decision to join the Professional Fighters League is a natural fit for one of the most accomplished combat sports stars in history.
“The PFL’s innovative format, coupled with its commitment to equal fighter-pay and elevating female fighters, provides Amanda with an unparalleled opportunity to showcase her MMA skills to the world. She’s a knockout queen in the ring and has shown to be a submission artist in the cage. Her addition to the PPV Super Fight Division is a testament to the growth and appeal of the League, further solidifying the PFL as the premier destination for MMA stars across the globe.”