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.
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:
— Women's MMA Rankings (@WMMARankings) August 13, 2017
Nepomuceno first confirmed the news of her signing with ROAD FC via her Instagram page:
⚠️ 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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