Interview with Serena DeJesus above
Serena “The Southpaw Outlaw” DeJesus is the kind of individual that can get along with most. If you’re cool, she’s cool, bottom line. She trains hard, supports her friends and team (as seen in the “Roxy Run”). Potentially the most charming feature about the bantamweight prospect is her confidence and drive to do what others aren’t willing to do, follow a dream.
Originally from the Philadelphia area, DeJesus competed in the regional scene minimally before getting in touch with one of her favorite fighters, Roxanne “The Happy Warrior” Modafferi. She let Modaferri know how much she wanted to up the ante of her training and needed a change. Modafferi happily obliged and welcomed her to train with her in Nevada at Syndicate Mixed Martial Arts. That’s all DeJesus needed to hear and was soon packing up and heading to Sin City. Now, best friends and close training partners with her inspiration, DeJesus has gotten the opportunities allotted for her to shine as bright as the Vegas sun.
From an east coast girl to fighting on the world’s biggest MMA stages, “The Southpaw Outlaw” has fought for the likes of Invicta Fighting Championships as well as featured on UFC Fight Pass. This Friday, September 25th, Serena “The Southpaw Outlaw” DeJesus will make her next walk to the Titan FC cage to welcome debut fighter and grappling standout, Evelyn “The Spartan” Martins, a bout that will also be featured on UFC Fight Pass.
“Ideally I want to overwhelm her with hands and just have an early night.” DeJesus said about the upcoming bout. “I don’t know much about her as a mixed martial arts opponent” she emphasizes. “Either way I’m not going to take her easily. She can try and grapple me, it’s ok. It’s not like I grapple with black belts all the time (sarcasm). It’s not like my last two opponents were purple belts, and I negated their grappling. I do what I have to do! If she has hands I would love to see what those hands are like,” DeJesus says with a shrug.
When discussing how DeJesus feels Martin’s game plan will look like, she gives a precise and confident outline. “I feel like she’ll try and find some grappling shots in. I just need to implement what I’ve been doing lately with my team! Just, you know, literally and figuratively stay on my toes” she states.
Expanding with, “just be aware of it (Martin’s grappling prowess) and just execute my game plan. If she wants to come in close, (slight pause) OK! We’ll just see how that turns it for her, though!”
Tune in above as Serena “The Southpaw Outlaw” DeJesus joins MyMMANews’ just a matter of days before she continues her effort to push forward in her career and get back in the win column. We discuss how she feels the bout will play out, being the first-ever female autistic MMA fighter, the anxiety of having a best friend that also fights and so much more!
Also, make sure you tune in to UFC Fight Pass this Friday, September 25th, as Serena DeJesus will take on Evelyn “The Spartan” Martins in at Titan FC 64!
Currently studying Broadcast Journalism at Wilmington University, Adam’s passion for the sport only grows stronger when a fighter’s voice can be heard. He thrives on asking detailed questions to inspire the thoughts behind the punches in hopes that each fighter can find their proper justice. Specializing in pre and post fight interviews for MyMMANews, Adam strives to keep the fight fans up to speed with the most recent and authentic MMA news possible.
He is Co-promoter of Delaware’s premier kick-boxing and Muay Thai organization, IBF Promotions. Recently he has also accompanied MMA organizations Global Proving Ground and XCC as Co-host and ringside commentator.