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Michael Chiesa calls for Brock Lesnar vs. Gabi Garcia fight amid Cejudo-Shevchenko talk

Natasha Hooper - August 21, 2019

Henry Cejudo raised eyebrows last week when he challenged women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko to an “inter-gender” bout. UFC welterweight contender Michael Chiesa is stepping it up a notch by calling for a Brock Lesnar vs Gabi Garcia matchup. Valentina Shevchenko successfully defended her flyweight title at UFC Uruguay when she went five rounds against Liz Carmouche. She beat Carmouche to a unanimous decision victory, avenging her loss from their first fight in 2010. After the fight, Cejudo took the limelight back by challenging Shevchenko to the first inter-gender fight.


Gabi Garcia returns as RIZIN announces two additional bouts for RIZIN 14

Drake Riggs - December 12, 2018

It wouldn’t have been a RIZIN New Year’s Eve event without Gabi Garcia (5-0). And as the promotion announced today, she will be in action after all. The past three years during RIZIN’s big yearend events, the multi-time BJJ gold medalist Garcia has been featured.

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

Tom Taylor - January 4, 2018

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 high note, erasing memories of two 2017 no-contests. Unfortunately, Garcia’s fight with Kandori never occurred, as health problems led her to miss weight by a whopping 26 pounds.

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

Justin Golightly - December 29, 2017

Apparently Gabi Garcia missed weight by 27 pounds because her nose is blood? Beautiful angle by #RIZINFF. #RIZIN2017 — Josh Sánchez (@jnsanchez) December 29, 2017

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

Russell Ess - May 24, 2017

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.

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

bjpenndotcom - February 9, 2017

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 rent, and her bills, after Soares and a partner helped her rent an apartment.

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

Russell Ess - December 22, 2016

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 bout due to an injury.

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

Russell Ess - November 30, 2016

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.

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VIDEO | Destanie Yarbrough, pro football player turned MMA fighter talks about upcoming fight with BJJ world champ Gabi Garcia

Russell Ess - September 5, 2016

One of the most intimidating figures in women’s MMA, Gabi Garcia is set to fight Destanie Yarbrough at RIZIN 2 on September 25 in Japan.

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

Chris Taylor - September 4, 2016

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.

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

Russell Ess - August 30, 2016

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Gabi Garcia finally gets her opponent for RIZIN 2

Russell Ess - August 17, 2016

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.

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VIDEO | Gabi Garcia spars with Babalu Sobral

Russell Ess - August 3, 2016

Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Gabi Garcia has been busy sharpening her MMA skills with trainer Babalu Sobral.

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

Russell Ess - August 3, 2016

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.

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

Russell Ess - May 21, 2016 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.