Michael Serrano brings a huge following with him wherever he decides to fight. On March 10, “No Mercy” stays in his hometown of Lancaster PA and takes on Josh Trainor at the Lanco Fieldhouse as the main event for Mike Bickings’ rising promotion Art of War. I’ve been to numerous events in the historical town that Forbes recently ranked in their top 10 Coolest U.S. cities to visit in 2018.
The crowds are always boisterous and into the action, especially when the ring announcer lets them know a hometown competitor is in the cage about to throw hands. Serrano is very thankful for the support and uses it as added incentive as he always does extremely well with sponsorship. After listening to him (full interview below) you can see why it’s an easy sell. He’s a very gracious, humble, upbeat personality. Don’t let that fool you if you are across the cage from No Mercy. He’s had an extensive amateur fighting career and now stands at 1-1 as a professional mixed martial artist.
Serrano started his career years ago when MMA wasn’t even sanctioned in Pennsylvania. He reminded me that his debut was at an outdoor event over 10 years ago in New Jersey, where I was the ring announcer.
Time sure flies and now we are 9 days away from Art of War 6 and Serrano is training hard at Lancaster’s Gracie 717. He will be walking out to a deafening amount of cheers and screams. I’m sure to hear the No Mercy chants from the commentators table as the main event is about to get underway. Serrano wants to mkake sure they all leave happy.
MyMMANews will have live updates and a full recap from the Lanco Fieldhouse. Mike Bickings has lined up a card that is chock full of hometown talent and a few title bouts. Keep tuned right here.
LISTEN TO MICHAEL SERRANO BELOW: