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Serena DeJesus, fighter with autism, makes her victorious pro debut

This is good stuff, proud that Montana is in the news for something positive.

Serena DeJesus made the walk to the cage for the first time as a professional this weekend in Great Falls, MT.  She was competing at Fusion Fight League against Kelly “Skittles” Clayton. She was able to earn a victory in her debut and utilized outstanding body kicks during the fight.

Serena has two siblings who are also autistic and said at least one of them wants to follow her into a career of combat. With her talent, we will undoubtedly see her on a larger stage in the not too distant future.

Serena trains children as well as is trained herself at Syndicate MMA, one of the elite MMA schools in the country. There she trains alongside greats like Roxanne Modafferi, Jessica-Rose Clark, and of course owner and head coach, John Wood. They were all very proud of her accomplishment this weekend and posted as much on Twitter.

She did a feature with a local Great Falls news network prior to the fight, and you can view that below.