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UFC pays tribute to Matt Serra’s mother Janice at UFC 195

If  you were watching the UFC 195 pay-per-view you may have noticed a brief dedicated at the start of the event.  The mixed martial arts community is mourning the loss of Matt and Nick Serra’s mother Janice.

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The following was posted on the Serra BJJ Facebook page earlier today

“Words can’t describe the feeling of such a loss, I know I won’t be able to here in this post. Unfortunately we lost Janice Serra, Matts mom, this past week after a long battle. Our sincerest condolences go out to the entire Serra family during this tough time. It was the families wish to have a small service & funeral for her with their immediate family which took place already this weekend. Obviously, they do appreciate the outpouring of support from everyone who is wishing to attend services. Please keep the Serra family in your hearts & prayers, thank you.”

Matt Serra's mother

Matt Serra currently serves as a UFC on FOX analyst. Serra defeated Pete Spratt, Shonie Carter and Chris Lytle en route to becoming The Ultimate Fighter 4 Welterweight Tournament Winner. He captured the UFC Welterweight Championship immediately after, becoming the first of only three to win both accolades (along with Forrest Griffin and Rashad Evans). Serra also served as the head coach for The Ultimate Fighter 6 reality show opposite Matt Hughes. In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Serra holds a Silver Medal in the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship.

Janice Serra, right, playfully puts her son, Matt, a former UFC welterweight champion, in a rear naked choke submission hold at his new Serra BJJ Academy in Huntington. (May 5, 2010) Photo Credit: Jenny Patten
Janice Serra, right, playfully puts her son, Matt, a former UFC welterweight champion, in a rear naked choke submission hold at his new Serra BJJ Academy in Huntington. (May 5, 2010) Photo Credit: Jenny Patten
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4 thoughts on “UFC pays tribute to Matt Serra’s mother Janice at UFC 195

  1. Hey Matt so sorry for your loss man. …I'm sure she was a great lady…..and very proud of you. …you are in our prayers man

  2. Great men come from great mothers.

  3. Losing a mother is the worst loss for everyone. My condolence. Stay strong Matt.

  4. Losing a mother is the worst loss for everyone. My condolence. Stay strong Matt.