Gabi Garcia is going to be quite the busy fighter this month, as she faces Megumi Yabushita in a shoot boxing bout at this Friday Night’s Shoot Boxing Girl’s S-Cup event and then fights Oksana Gagloeva at the Rizin event on July 30.
For the undefeated MMA fighter, the option to fight twice in a month hasn’t been explored since her jiu-jitsu days.
"I haven’t fought twice in a month since my jiu-jitsu days,” Garcia said to MMA Fighting. "This fight was offered now, I accepted it last Saturday. I don’t know yet who I’m going to fight on the 7th, but it’s a personal challenge for me because it’s a muay thai fight. I’ve already competed in judo, jiu-jitsu and MMA, and now I’m fighting muay thai. I was born to be challenged.”
Many thought that Garcia would be fighting professional wrestler Jazzy “The Alpha Female” Gabbert in her next Rizin bout.
However, the pro wrestler lost in her Rizin debut and now Garcia has no real interest in fighting her.
"She (Gabbert) called me out, and I wanted to fight her because of the things she said about me. She crossed the line,” Garcia said. "But after she lost at RIZIN, it wasn’t interesting to me anymore. But they still offered me a fight with her at Shoot Boxing, and I said I’d think about it. I was talking to my coaches when the promotion said she pulled out, and they haven’t told me yet the name of my opponent."
Shoot Boxing Girl’s S-Cup 2017 takes place on Friday, July 7 from the TDC Hall in Tokyo, Japan with Rena Kubota and Jleana Valentino headlining. Rizin Fighting World Grand Prix 2017 1st Round takes place on Sunday, July 30 from the Saitama Super Arena in saitama, Japan with Kyoji Horiguchi and Hideo Tokoro headlining.