This Saturday’s ROAD FC 47 event is set to feature a women’s heavyweight grudge match between undefeated Gabi Garcia and professional newcomer Veronika Futina.
Garcia (4-0, 1 NC) is a multiple-time BJJ world champion who made the transition to MMA in late 2015. The 32-year-old Brazilian has been cleaning out the women of her division, having successfully finished the likes of Lei’D Tapa, Anna Maliukova and Destanie Yarbrough. However, last year she was unable to fight due to a series of no contests and failures to make weight.
Futina (0-0) trains at the Gladiator Fight Team along with fellow heavyweight competitors and former Gabi Garcia opponents, Anna Maliukova and Oxana Gagloeva. The 31-year-old’s list of accolades in combat sports are endless. She is a 2x world champion in hand-to-hand fighting, 4x champion in Russian hand-to-hand fighting, 2x European champion in hand-to-hand fighting and a champion in Russian Judo.
ROAD FC 47 takes place on Saturday May 12 from the Cadillac Arena in Beijing, China. The event begins at 3am EST and will be aired live on YouTube.