If you are looking for inspiration look no further than Invicta’s Serena DeJesus (1-1). “Southpaw Outlaw” is one of a hand full of pro fighters that is on the autism spectrum, but does that hold here back? Hell no!
The Philly native uprooted everything she had ever known a little over four years ago to move to Vegas and train at Syndicate MMA alongside best friend Roxanne Modafferi. The pivotal move has paid big dividends for DeJesus who made her Invicta debut at Invicta 38 back in November. Although she lost by decision, she showed that she belonged.
Invicta took notice as well and the Syndicate product will take on Julie Ottolino (1-0) in a reserve bout as a part of the Phoenix Series (bantamweight) Friday, March 6th at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. With the way the format is setup DeJesus will have to win and then be on standby in case of any injuries or withdraws within the one-night tournament.
Ahead of her Phoenix Series bout DeJesus took time to talk with FightBookMMA about the big move, cbd effects, training at Syndicate, and so much more. Hear the full interview below.