Following a bizarre MMA debut during the Rizin Fighting Federation New Year's Eve show, Gabi Gatcia will return to the ring once again in April to extend her undefeated streak.
The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion is scheduled to face Russia's Anna Malyukova, according to Combate.com. Garcia's opponent is also 1-0 in her professional career and also won her fight by TKO. She is 26 years old and trains out of Gladiator Fight Team Belgorod. She also won the Russian MMA Championship and the World Cup of MMA in Russia.
Back in December, Garcia took part on the second Rizin Fighting Federation show on Thursday morning and featured some of the most bizarre action in recent MMA history. With Rafael Cordeiro in her corner, Gabi Garcia was dropped early in the fight but still managed to secure a TKO win minutes later. The six time BJJ world champion and two time ADCC champion will look to improve upon her last performance against Malyukova in April.
Rizin 1 takes place on April 17 in Nagoya City, Japan. The event will feature various intriguing match-ups, including a two-on-two grappling match that involves Wanderlei Silva and Kazushi Sakuraba.