Universally acknowledged as unquestionably one of many high three girls boxers on this planet as we speak, becoming a member of Katie Taylor and Claressa Shields, the Puerto Rico-native Serrano, preventing out of Brooklyn, New York, is 1-0-1 in mixed-martial-arts competitors. She’s going to face pro-debuting Valentia Garcia, of Mexico, within the iKON 7 major occasion.
“It’s an honor to headline iKON 7,” Serrano mentioned. “It’s a fast-rising MMA group that I plan to plant my flag on. My co-manager, Pearl Gonzalez, turned me on to it and to date, I’m loving my dealings with them.
“My first two opponents in MMA have been additionally Mexicans and so they have been robust. I don’t need it every other method if I’m going to have folks take me severely on this sport. From what I perceive, my opponent has placing expertise however in MMA, you must by no means anticipate a selected type. Most are nicely rounded and no matter their major type, I’m prepared for it.”
Serrano has conquered boxing and legitimately charges as one of many biggest feminine boxers of all-time, in addition to a future Corridor of Famer, sporting a 40-1-1(30 KOs) professional document. She’s additionally 6-0 with in Jiu-Jitsu with 5 submissions.
“I used to be having a tough time getting good fights in boxing I needed,” Serrano defined, “so, I requested my coach/supervisor Jordan (Maldonado) began speaking about MMA. A yr earlier than I debuted in MMA, I shot a film, ‘Combat Valley’, during which each my sister, Cindy (Serrano), and I co-starred alongside Miesha Tate, Chris Cyborg and Holly Holm. Through the filming we talked about serving to one another prepare in our respective disciplines and yeah, it materialized however in method I turned an MMA practitioner.
“Coaching is completely completely different. I took a yr off from boxing simply to study the fundamentals. At present, I prepare on a regular basis no matter upcoming fights or not. There are a ton of issues I nonetheless must study. I’m just about a workaholic and a sore loser, so, if I’m messing with it, I need all of it! I’d like to at some point combat for World title (in MMA) and change into a champion in each sports activities on the similar time. I’ve what it takes to do it if anybody does. I do wish to swap the narrative as a striker and be identified in MMA for my floor sport.”
Las Vegas fighter Johnny “The Paradox” Parsons (6-2-0, iKON: 2-0-0) takes on Ricardo “Woody” Chavez (5-1-0), of Mexico, at a 175-pound catchweight Within the co-featured occasion.
Undefeated Tucson welterweight Pete “Lifeless Recreation” Rodriguez goes for his fourth consecutive win and not using a loss – all in iKON competitors – towards Mexican opponent Roberto “Pixley 2B” Pixley (5-1-0).
Additionally scheduled to combat on the undercard is Yakima, Washington featherweight Jorge “The Pure” Alcala (4-1-0) vs. Sergio “The Animal” Cortez (3-2-0), Hong Kong feminine featherweight Ramona Pasqual (4-2-0) vs. pro-debuting Guadalupe Guzman, Miami by means of Egypt welterweight Manmoud Sebie vs. Enrique Hernandez in a battle of pro-debuting fighters, pro-debuting feminine flyweights Rosselyn Chavira, of Tucson (AZ) and Sofia Salacar, Miami bantamweight Claudia Zamaora (2-1-0, iKON: 1-0-0), and Mexican featherweights Luis “Mano” Garcia (1-2, iKON: 1-1-0) vs. pro-debuting Angel Rivera off-UFC FIGHT PASS.
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Roberto Villa is the CEO, Govt Author, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a ardour for Fight Sports activities and in addition a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s additionally a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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