Gabi Garcia 4-0-1 RIZIN vs her original 53-year-old opponent for the 2016 RIZIN World Grand Prix, Shinobu Kandori 4-1 MMA is reset for the December 2017 RIZIN World Grand Prix.
Garcia, coming off her no contest due to eye poke of Oksana Gagloeva 0-0-1 MMA in the July RIZIN event, is undefeated with four stoppages, three coming in the first round, all under the RIZIN banner.
Kandori enters this event with four first round wins by way of submission. It’s worth noting though that her last bout/win was in November of 2000 at LLPW vs. Yumiko Hotta. Kandori has only suffered one loss, to Svetlan Gounarenka, which she later avenged.
Below is a tweet from @WMMARankings confirming the bout:
— Women’s MMA Rankings (@WMMARankings) November 29, 2017
Other bouts on the card include:
Ian McCall vs Manel Kape
Takafimi Otsuka vs Khalid Taha
Kevin Petshi vs Sintaro Ishiwatari
Kyoji Horiguchi vs Gabriel Oliveira
Anthony Birchak vs Je Hoon Moon
Jiri Prochazka vs Karl Albrektsson
Reina Miura vs Cindy Dandios
Seiichiro Ito vs Kai Asakura