Gabi Garcia Pummels 49-Year-Old Pro Wrestler in Sideshow at Rizin FF 4

Nathan McCarter@McCarterNFeatured ColumnistDecember 31, 2016

There's no denying Rizin's bout between Gabi Garcia and 49-year-old pro wrestler Yumiko Hotta was an absolute circus, but it was just what the doctor ordered.

Garcia was 18 years younger, eight inches taller and nearly 40 pounds heavier than her opponent. Not to mention she had actual fighting credentials.

Hotta, in total pro wrestling fashion, hit the ropes on the outset of the fight. Garcia looked somewhat confused. By the time Hotta hit the ropes for a third time and turned for the fourth Garcia simply had enough. She snatched her up and started hammering her with punches and knees.

There was nothing masterful or technical about it. It was just a larger, stronger woman pummeling a grandmother.

Follwing the bout, another pro wrestler got involved. Jazzy "Alpha Female" Gabert grabbed the mic and got in Garcia's face. It got tense enough that Cris Cyborg Justino had to hold Garcia back.

Hotta was still involved in the mayhem as was 52-year-old former pro wrestler and politician Shinobu Kandori. It was a scene to be sure.

Confusion abounded while Cyborg laughed at the nonsense, but luckily no further grandmothers were harmed in the making of Garcia's next fight.