Blue-chip MMA prospect Arlene Culbreth has revealed who she wants to fight next. In an exclusive with AXS, the California talent said she wants either a rematch against Serena "The Southpaw Outlaw" DeJesus or a showdown with Kiara Ramos.
"The [Ramos fight] was already supposed to happen, but I had to pull out due to injury," Culbreth explained. "I would also love to rematch DeJesus or pretty much anyone ranked. I have never turned down a fight.
"I have even fought at 155 pounds because the matchmaker said that's all he could find. I'm game to anyone that's game to get down."
Culbreth is looking to rebound from a recent loss to DeJesus -- a rising star out of Syndicate MMA. The ladies collided earlier this year under the Tuff-N-Uff banner, and DeJesus scored a unanimous decision victory in a hotly-contested bantamweight affair.
With an eye on turning pro sometime in the near future, Culbreth is eyeing another crack at "The Southpaw Outlaw," with the hopes of getting back in the win column against a high-level opponent before leaving the amateur circuit behind.
As for the possibility of a fight against Ramos, there's a distinct possibility it could happen in the near future. Ramos, ranked in the upper echelon of female fighters in the U.S. West, fought six times this year -- losing only once.
Halting the Ramos hype train would be a huge statement for Culbreth, and that's exactly what she's hoping for heading into 2018. A victory there would prove that Culbreth is ready for the professional ranks.