Heavyweight MMA star Jazzy Gabert is returning to her pro-wrestling roots to compete on WWE’s May Young Classic tournament. The winner of the whole show will receive a full-time contract with the number one pro-wrestling organization.
The WWE confirmed the news on their official website:
“Representing Germany in the Classic is Jazzy Gabert, a muscle-packed, 6-foot-1 brawler who has wrestled internationally for more than 15 years. A strongwoman and professional MMA fighter outside the ring, the bruising Berliner has achieved her greatest success in Europe and Japan.
Gabert is a multi-time champion in Japan’s Stardom organization, and she is currently a women’s champion for groups in Germany and Switzerland. In MMA, she has fought under the banners of the Rizin Fighting Federation and IFO Europe.”
Despite the move back to pro-wrestling as part of the WWE, this does not rule out the “Alpha Female potentially competing in more MMA fights. As we’ve seen with Brock Lesnar, athletes are able to compete in both.
Gabert (1-1-0 Pro) is currently signed to RIZIN Fighting Federation. She is the number-two ranked heavyweight fighter in the world. She made her professional MMA debut this past October, knocking out Manuela Kuhse in the second round following some heavy ground-and-pound. She returned in April, losing out by way of a second round armbar to King Reina. Nevertheless, the “Alpha Female” has yet to taste defeat when competing against fellow heavyweights.
The 34-year-old from Germany trains at the Planet Eater gym, alongside UFC superstars such as Krzysztof Jotko, Peter Sobotta and many more. She is one of the most respected pro-wrestlers in the world, becoming a household name, particularly in Japan.
Last month, Gabert announced she will release her first autobiography, “No Guts, No Glory”, later this year.
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