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Women’s boxing champion Amanda Serrano set for Combate Americas debut

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Boxing: Serrano vs. Calixta Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

The migration of world-class women’s boxers over to mixed martial arts continues.

Five-weight-class champion Amanda Serrano will make her pro MMA debut in Los Angeles on April 13 as part of the Combate Americas event “Combate Estrellas I.”

Serrano, a native of Puerto Rico who is based in Brooklyn, N.Y., is the current WBO bantamweight champ. She’s also held belts at super bantamweight, featherweight, super featherweight and lightweight. Her boxing record is 34-1-1.

Serrano will meet Mexico City’s Erendira Ordoñez (2-1) in a flyweight bout.

The card at Shrine Expo Hall will be headlined by a bantamweight rematch between John Castaneda (16-3) and Marc Gomez (21-11). The two first met in the semifinal round of November’s Copa Combate one-night tournmaent, with Castaneda taking a unanimous decision.