As previously reported by WMMA Rankings, a women’s heavyweight fight will take place on the July 30th RIZIN Fighting Federation card when undefeated Gabi Garcia battles Russian boxer, Oksana Gagloeva. The organization confirmed the news at a press conference earlier today.
Garcia (4-0 Pro) is currently the number one ranked heavyweight fighter in the world. She’s finished many of the divisions top contenders including Lei’D Tapa, Anna Maliukova and Destanie Yarbrough. She was a 10x BJJ World Champion prior to making the move to MMA. At 6’2 and well over 200-pounds, the 31-year-old believes she is the baddest woman on the planet.
Gagloeva (0-0 Pro) will be making her professional mixed martial arts debut at the event. The 23-year-old from Russia is a two-time Russian champion in boxing, four-time Greek champion in boxing, three-time Grappling champion and a two-time Russian champion in Armwrestling. She trains at the Gladiator Fighting Team, along with fellow heavyweight contender and former Garcia opponent, Anna Maliukova. Click HERE to see some sparring videos featuring Gagloeva.
(Click HERE to view the WMMA heavyweight world rankings).
RIZIN Fighting Federation 6 takes place on July 30th from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The event is expected to be aired live via pay-per-view.