Gabi Garcia is straight back .
The 6-foot-2 girls ’s Brazilian Jiujitsu standout will return into MMA against Brazilian kickboxer Barbara Nepomuceno in Rizin 14 on Dec. 31 in Saitama Super Arena in Japan, Rizin announced Wednesday. The bout will likely be contested in 226 pounds.
Garcia (5-0, 1 NC) can make her return to Rizin for first time since last year’s New Year’s Eve series when her struggle with Shinobu Kandori was canceled after Garcia shed weight by 28 pounds. ROAD FC, defeated Veronica Futina by first-round entry straight back was fought recently for by the BJJ world champion. Garcia fought to a no contest in Rizin against Oksana Gagloeva at July 20 17 if Gagloeva couldn’t continue after having a Garcia eye poke. It has been difficult for promotions to locate competitions her size.
Nepomuceno, a kick-boxing stand out, will make her MMA introduction. She weighs approximately 198 pounds and is 5-foot-8. Nepomuceno, 33, has been predicting to get a bout using Garcia recently. She dropped a month because of knee injury.
This was announced Wednesday the Miyuu Yamamoto, sister of Kid Yamamoto, will face Mika Nagano in Rizin 14, too.
Rizin 14 is likely to probably be headlined by means of a champion vs. champion bout between Bellator bantamweight titleholder Darrion Caldwell and Rizin champ Kyoji Horiguchi. Also on the card, boxing legend Floyd Mayweather matches Japanese kick-boxing prodigy Tenshin Nasukawa within a exhibition boxing match.