Welterweight Nick Serra has been signed to fight prospect Matt Makowski during the undercard of EliteXC’s debut CBS show on May 31 in Newark, N.J. at the Prudential Center, FiveOuncesOfPain.com has learned through sources.
Serra, the younger brother of former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra, has not fought since defeating Mike Varner at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 5 last June in Atlantic City, N.J.
The 30-year old Long Island native is 4-2 according to Sherdog.com. One of his fights includes a bout under the UFC banner in 2002 at UFC 37.5, where he lost a unanimous decision to current IFL middleweight contender Benji Radach.
Makowski is a Philadelphia-based fighter who trains out of Daddis Fight Camps. One of FiveOuncesOfPain.com’s featured welterweight prospects, the 22-year old is 2-0 in his pro career and last fight on January 25 during a ShoXC event in Atlantic City. During that fight, Makowski submitted Los Angeles-based Muay Thai standout Joe Shilling with a rear naked choke at 4:01 of round 1.
While it has not been officially announced, FiveOuncesOfPain.com has spoken to multiple sources that have indicated the undercard for the May 31 show will be streamed on ProElite.com.