Gabi Garcia Returns To MMA On May 12th

Gabi Garcia will fight her first MMA fight outside of Japan’s Rizin Fighting Federation, when she faces Veronika Futina at ROAD FC 047 on May 12th.

Garcia, who is 4-0 in her Rizin/MMA career has been marred by controversy, with two of her fights ending either by no-contest or cancelled when Garcia missed weight by over 25 pounds for a scheduled fight with retired Japanese wrestling star Shinobu Kandori.

The last time she actua Oksana Gagloeva ended in a no-contest after just 16 seconds due to Gagloeva suffering an eye poke, and a subsequent fight with retired Japanese wrestling star Shinobu Kandori was canceled when Garcia missed weight by over 25 pounds.

Futina is making her  MMA debut, after making her name as a Russian Hand-to-Hand combat champion, and is training for Garcia’s former opponents Anna Malyukova

Futina is a four-time champion in Russian Hand-to-Hand combat who will be making her MMA debut. She is currently training with two of Garcia’s former opponents, Gagloeva and Anna Malyukova.

In a way to possibly avoid Garcia missing weight, the bout is being promoted as an “openweight fight”.

Original Story: MMA Fighting

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