Gabi Garcia News

Jan 4, 2018 1:21 pm

Gabi Garcia explains what led to her recent 26-pound weigh-in miss

If things had gone according to plan, Brazilian grappling star Gabi Garcia would have returned to the Rizin FF ring on December 29, when she was scheduled to battle 53-year-old pro-wrestling veteran Shinobu Kandori. While this fight was labelled by many as a “freak show,” it marked Garcia’s opportunity to end a tough year on a...

Dec 29, 2017 2:39 am

VIDEO | Gabi Garcia Breaks Down in Tears During Public RIZIN Apology

Apparently Gabi Garcia missed weight by 27 pounds because her nose is blood? Beautiful angle by #RIZINFF. #RIZIN2017 pic.twitter.com/dMHuzA8cBq — Josh Sánchez (@jnsanchez) December 29, 2017 There was a huge controversy yesterday surrounding Gabi Garcia and her 53-year old RIZIN opponent. She missed weight for their bout, but not just by a couple of pounds....

Dec 28, 2017 7:20 am

VIDEO | Gabi Garcia misses weight by 27 pounds, opponent goes ballistic

RIZIN FF weigh-ins: @gabijiu misses weight by 27lbs, @kandori_shinobu is furious. RIZIN president @nobu_sakakibara considers possibly cancelling the contest.https://t.co/CBlrpmvWLc pic.twitter.com/59EZG8UcVA — Women’s MMA Rankings (@WMMARankings) December 28, 2017 We already know that the weigh-ins for Fridays “RIZIN World Grand Prix 2017: 2nd Round” card were pretty insane, as footage of Ian McCall’s weigh-in brawl with Manel...

May 24, 2017 1:57 pm

Gabi Garcia calls out Angela Magana to a fight, Magana accepts match

UFC strawweight Angela Magana and former Invicta featherweight champion Cris Cyborg got into an altercation over the weekend at the UFC athlete retreat in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cyborg and Magana were seen arguing in a video released from the incident where Cyborg punched Magana and things were immediately broken up. Cyborg is heard in the...

Feb 9, 2017 9:00 am

Ed Soares calls out Gabi Garcia for allegedly skipping out on rent, bills

Former high-profile manager to Anderson Silva and numerous other UFC stars, Ed Soares, recently took to social media with a message calling out WMMA phenom Gabi Garcia. Garcia, who is riding an impressive 4 fight win streak in MMA that has seen her go undefeated under the Rizin Fighting Federation banner, allegedly skipped out on...

Dec 22, 2016 2:42 pm

Gabi Garcia gets new 49-year-old opponent for RIZIN New Year’s Eve card

Japanese MMA promotion RIZIN has announced that Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Gabi Garcia will be facing a new opponent on the New Year’s Eve card scheduled to take place at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan. Garcia’s originally scheduled opponent, 52-year-old Japanese judoka, pro wrestler, and MMA fighter Shinobu Kandori was forced out of the...

Nov 30, 2016 5:02 pm

Gabi Garcia didn’t want fight against 52-year-old opponent but will fight her nonetheless

It is Gabi Garcia’s most controversial matchup thus far in her 3-0 professional mixed martial arts career. The female Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt world champion that fights at light heavyweight will be fighting the 52-year-old Japanese judoka, pro wrestler, and MMA fighter Shinobu Kandori at RIZIN 4 on December 31. Kandori who is now a...

Sep 26, 2016 10:03 am

VIDEO: Watch Gabi Garcia dominate and submit Destanie Yarbrough at RIZIN 2

Gabi Garcia remained undefeated on Saturday and moved to 3-0 after submitting Destanie Yarbrough with an Americana shoulder lock. Fighting under the Japanese RIZIN banner for the third time, the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt took Yarbrough to the mat three minutes into the opening round and dominated her opponent from there. Garcia got top control...

Sep 4, 2016 3:40 pm

VIDEO | Mackenzie Dern scores a victory over Gabi Garcia at Abu Dhabi in 2015

23-year-old strawweight fighter Mackenzie Dern made her professional mixed martial arts debut at July’s Legacy Fighting Championship 58 event in Louisiana, where she earned a unanimous decision victory over Kenia Rosas. The famed Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner, Dern, is an ADCC submission wrestling world champion as well as a no gi Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion. In...

Aug 30, 2016 11:41 am

VIDEO | Gabi Garcia vs. UFC Brazil reporter Amanda Salvato arm wrestling match

[ooyala code=”IyeDJtNTE6m6Br0ZNRYghwynj2w5gdCl” player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ auto=”true” width=”1280″ height=”1280″] Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Gabi Garcia is definitely an intimidating woman. The BJJ powerhouse turned MMA fighter is set to fight next month on RIZIN 2 against Destanie Yarbrough and will look to improve on her undefeated 2-0 record. While Garcia has been training hard for her upcoming fight,...

Aug 17, 2016 1:26 am

Gabi Garcia finally gets her opponent for RIZIN 2

Gabi Garcia is as intimidating as they come. The 205-pound jiu-jitsu world champion has acknowledged that finding female opponents that are willing to fight her don’t come running at the opportunity. RIZIN announced that Garcia would be fighting on their RIZIN 2 card back in July and have just finalized her opponent. Garcia who is...

Aug 4, 2016 12:05 pm

VIDEO | Gabi Garcia smashes in training with Babalu Sobral

Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Gabi Garcia has found a new drive competing in mixed martial arts. Garcia is scheduled to make her third professional MMA fight at RIZIN 2 on September 25 in Japan. Garcia’s opponent has yet to be named as the promotion is likely trying to find someone who is actually willing to...

Aug 3, 2016 12:41 pm

VIDEO | Gabi Garcia spars with Babalu Sobral

Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Gabi Garcia has been busy sharpening her MMA skills with trainer Babalu Sobral. Despite having a hard time finding opponents that are willing to step up to face her, Garcia is set to appear on the RIZIN 2 card, which is scheduled to take place on September 25 in Japan. Check...

Aug 3, 2016 11:36 am

VIDEO | Gabi Garcia open to fighting a man and knocking him out

Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Gabi Garcia has transitioned to the sport of mixed martial arts and is continuing to learn all aspects of the game. Garcia holds a 2-0 professional MMA record but is having a hard time finding opponents that are willing to go to competition with her. Garcia and her trainer Babalu Sobral...

May 21, 2016 1:28 pm

VIDEO | Joe Rogan says Gabi Garcia is ‘clearly taking male hormones’

Gabi Garcia is currently 2-0 in professional MMA with both of her fights taking place in Rizin FF. Garcia, who fights in the light heavyweight division at 205 pounds has finished both of her fights, one coming by TKO and one by submission. Garcia established herself in the world of competitive sport jiu-jitsu winning multiple...