Rizin Highlights: Gabi Garcia scores TKO win in MMA debut

The anticipated MMA debut of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend Gabi Garcia took place on the second Rizin Fighting Federation show on Thursday morning and featured some…

By: Karim Zidan | 7 years ago
Rizin Highlights: Gabi Garcia scores TKO win in MMA debut
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The anticipated MMA debut of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend Gabi Garcia took place on the second Rizin Fighting Federation show on Thursday morning and featured some of the most bizarre action in recent MMA history. With Rafael Cordeiro in her corner, Gabi Garcia was dropped early in the fight but still managed to secure a TKO win minutes later.

Rizin FF’s second show features the long-awaited return of former Pride FC heavyweight champion and Russian legend Fedor Emelianenko. The Stary Oskol native will meet 2-0 DEEP champion Jaideep Singh in the main event of the evening. It will mark Fedor’s first fight in nearly four years.

Video courtesy of ZombieProphet.

Follow along with the live updates and results here. Spike TV holds exclusive rights to the North america broadcast and will present a tape delayed version titled ‘Breakfast with Fedor’ on Thursday morning at 10am ET.

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Karim Zidan
Karim Zidan

Karim Zidan is a investigative reporter and feature writer focusing on the intersection of sports and politics. He has written for BloodyElbow since 2014 and has served as an associate editor since 2016. He also writes for The New York Times and The Guardian. Karim has been invited to speak about his work at numerous universities, including Princeton, and was a panelist at the South by Southwest (SXSW) film festival and the Oslo Freedom Forum. He also participated in the United Nations counter-terrorism conference in 2021. His reporting on Ramzan Kadyrov’s involvement in MMA, much of which was done for Bloody Elbow, has led to numerous award nominations, and was the basis of an award-winning HBO Real Sports documentary.

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