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Disappointed Amanda Serrano contemplates “moving on” after revealing Combate Americas MMA bout cancelled

Boxing champion Amanda Serrano (37-1-1, 27 KOs) took to social media earlier today to express her disappointment that her Combate Americas hometown MMA fight with boxer Dahiana Santana was cancelled.

The bout was originally scheduled to be part of the Jan. 25 card in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Serrano, who is the only Puerto Rican and female fighter to win seven boxing world titles in seven different divisions, also won the WBO featherweight crown and interim WBC featherweight belts with a win over Heather Hardy in 2019 to increase her world title haul to nine. She previously defeated Santana in the ring in 2017.

“The Real Deal,” 31, has trained mixed marital arts since 2015 and signed a deal with Combate Americas in December 2017. So far, she has amassed a 1-0-1 record with the promotion. But the cancellation may have grinded her promising MMA career to a halt.

Santana (36-12-0, 15 KOs), 35, is from the Dominican Republic and a former boxing champion as well. She was making her MMA debut as Serrano’s opponent.

Combate Americas has not yet officially confirmed the cancellation.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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