Gabi Garcia

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Gabi Garcia
BornGabrielle Lemos Garcia
(1985-11-17) November 17, 1985 (age 33)
Porto Alegre, Brazil
ResidenceSão Paulo, Brazil
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight209 lb (95 kg)
TeamAlliance Jiu Jitsu
Rank     Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active2015–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout2
By submission4
No contests1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Gabrielle "Gabi" Lemos Garcia is a Brazilian professional martial artist, specializing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and grappling. She is a member of the IBJJF Hall of Fame.

Jiu Jitsu and grappling[edit]

Gabi Garcia was born on November 17, 1985. Garcia trains in São Paulo with Fabio Gurgel, at the Alliance team, where she has achieved three Abu Dhabi Combat Club championships and nine world Brazilian jiu-jitsu championships.[1]

Garcia's results from the 2013 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championships (IBJJF) were automatically disqualified when she tested positive for the fertility drug Clomiphene, which is on the USADA banned list. After a case review, Garcia was found to have not been at fault for the positive test—no suspension was given.[2]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Garcia appeared as a guest coach for Wanderlei Silva on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3.

Garcia was at one point scheduled to face Megumi Yabushita for the Japanese promotion Real Fight Championship. This bout, however, fell through.[3]

Garcia was then scheduled to make her MMA debut with Jungle Fight in March 2015.[4] However, this bout also didn't happen.

On November 6, 2015, it was announced during Bellator 145 that Garcia would face Lei'D Tapa for Rizin Fighting Federation on December 31, 2015.[5] She won the fight via TKO in the first round.

In her second fight for the promotion, Garcia faced Anna Malyukova at Rizin Fighting Federation 1 on April 17, 2016. She won the fight via armbar submission in the second round.

For her third fight with Rizin, Garcia faced Destanie Yarbrough at Rizin World Grand-Prix 2016: 1st Round on September 25, 2016. She won the fight via americana submission in the first round.

Garcia was scheduled to face Shinobu Kandori at Rizin 4: Rizin Fighting World Grand Prix 2016: Final Round on December 31, 2016. However, Kandori pulled out of the bout due to an injury and was replaced by Yumiko Hotta. Garcia won the bout via TKO in the first round.

Garcia next faced Russian boxer Oksana Gagloeva on July 30, 2017 at Rizin 6. The bout ended in a No Contest due to an eye poke that occurred just sixteen seconds into the first round.

Garcia was scheduled to face Shinobu Kandori on December 29 at Rizin World Grand Prix 2017: 2nd Round,[6] but the fight was canceled when Garcia missed weight by 28 pounds.[7]

Garcia faced Barbara Nepomuceno at Rizin 14 on December 31, 2018 in a 226lbs catchweight bout.[8] She won the fight via submission in the first round.

Shoot boxing[edit]

Garcia made her shoot boxing debut on July 7, 2017 when she faced Megumi Yabushita at Shoot Boxing Girl’s S-Cup 2017. The bout was declared a No Contest after twice hitting Yabushita with illegal soccer kicks when her opponent fell to the ground.[9]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 6–0 (1) Barbara Nepomuceno Submission (americana) Rizin 14 December 31, 2018 1 2:34 Saitama, Japan
Win 5–0 (1) Veronika Futina Submission (rear-naked choke) Road FC 047 May 12, 2018 1 3:49 Beijing, China
NC 4–0 (1) Oksana Gagloeva NC (eye poke) Rizin World Grand Prix 2017 Opening Round - Part 1 July 30, 2017 1 0:16 Saitama, Japan Eyepoke rendered Gagloeva unable to continue.
Win 4–0 Yumiko Hotta TKO (punches) Rizin 4: Rizin Fighting World Grand Prix 2016: Final Round December 31, 2016 1 0:41 Saitama, Japan
Win 3–0 Destanie Yarbrough Submission (americana) Rizin World Grand-Prix 2016: 1st Round September 25, 2016 1 2:42 Saitama, Japan
Win 2–0 Anna Malyukova Submission (armbar) Rizin Fighting Federation 1 April 17, 2016 2 2:04 Nagoya, Japan
Win 1-0 Lei'D Tapa TKO (backfist and punches) Rizin Fighting World GP 2015: Iza no Mai December 31, 2015 1 2:36 Saitama, Japan

Shoot boxing record[edit]

Shoot boxing record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes


  1. ^ "Gabi Garcia on MMA debut: 'People thought I'd box like Manny Pacquiao and kick like Anderson Silva'". MMA Fighting. 2016-04-16. Retrieved 2016-04-21.
  2. ^ "Gabi Garcia Tests Positive for Fertility Drug, Stripped of 2013 Worlds Title". Bloody Elbow. 27 March 2014. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Gabi Garcia set for MMA debut against Japanese giant killer Megumi Yabushita". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2014-10-29.
  4. ^ "Gabi Garcia gets new date for MMA debut, this time in Brazil". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2015-01-19.
  5. ^ "During Bellator 145, King Mo's entry to the RIZIN FIGHTING WORLD GRAND-PRIX 2015 and Gabi Garcia vs Lei'D Tapa's matchup was announced". Rizin FF. Retrieved 2015-11-07.
  6. ^ "Gabi Garcia vs Shinobu Kandori Set ⋆ MMA TakeOver". MMA TakeOver. 2017-11-29. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
  7. ^ "Gabi Garcia vs. Shinobu Kandori scratched from Rizin FF 8 after massive weigh-in miss". MMA Junkie. 2017-12-29. Retrieved 2017-12-29.
  8. ^ Marc Raimondi (December 12, 2018). "Gabi Garcia returns to Rizin to fight Brazilian kickboxer Barbara Nepomuceno on New Year's Eve".
  9. ^ "Gabi Garcia's stand-up debut ends in no-contest after illegal soccer kick". Retrieved 2017-07-07.

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