Middleweight kickboxing champ Barbara Nepomuceno signs with ROAD FC, set to make MMA debut later this year

Super-Middleweight kickboxing world champion Barbara Nepomuceno has signed with ROAD FC and is expected to make her professional MMA debut with the organization later this year.

Does Nepomuceno have what it takes to defeat Gabi Garcia?

Nepomuceno (0-0) is a multiple-time WGP 185-pound kickboxing world champion. The 28-year-old trains at Team Big G with highly acclaimed head coach, Augusto Nasser. In 2015 she came second in the Kickboxing World Championships, with the 6″5ft heavyweight competitor, Katya Kavaleva, taking first place. The Brazilian has made it known for quite sometime that she would like to someday fight Gabi Garcia in MMA.

Take a look at Nepomuceno’s kickboxing highlights below:

Nepomuceno first confirmed the news of her signing with ROAD FC via her Instagram page:

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⚠️ ATENÇÃO ⚠️ BOAS NOTÍCIAS!!!! 🤩Acabo de assinar com o ROAD FC (@roadfc), um grande evento asiático aonde estarei fazendo a minha estreia no MMA. Quero agradecer ao meu empresário @brigadeiromma e a @mtkglobal pois tinha certeza que através de vocês essa oportunidade chegaria. Já estou em treinamento, só aguardando a minha adversária. ✌🏽😉 Agradeço também aos meus apoiadores que estão comigo sempre: @cardiodiagnostico @rede_farmacia_alquimia #prefeituradeCariacica @cardiosportsbrasil @basefuncional @greenstationbr @rafaelmonteironutri @marcosandredantas @evellyn_neves @coach.fcarvalho @jairgomesstrong @guto.nasser #roadfc #mma #wmma #teambigG #barbaranepomuceno #MsGutoNasser #monkilla #kickboxing #jiujitsu #wrestling #openweight #heavyweight #mmacapixaba

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Fight fans, are you excited for Nepomuceno’s MMA debut? Who would you like to see her face? Let us know in the comments section below.


One comment

  1. The demure looking slim young lady looks in the Instagram photo nothing like the kickboxer in the video highlights. I would like to see her against Gabi eventually, perhaps after she gets more ground work and take down defense in and puts on a few pounds of muscle. In the meantime, I would like to see her face Cris Cyborg and leave Gabi to Katya Kavaleva.

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