She might be too heavy to compete in the UFC’s bantamweight division, but that's not stopping Gabi Garcia from living her dream as an MMA fighter. 

Measuring in at a staggering 245 lbs and a height of 6’2”, this Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practicer is larger than most male heavyweights.

I mean, her mere presence will leave you in awe. 

Exactly how does Gabi Garcia compare to the biggest star in UFC history, Ronda Rousey? Garcia is more than 100 pounds heavier than the women’s bantamweight champion!

That's almost like having two Rondas! 

Since stepping in the ring for her first MMA fight back in December, Garcia has won all three of the matches she's been in.

Gabi Garcia
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However, she is no stranger to winning — this nine-time world champion Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt is a serious force to be reckoned with.

Although her weight and stature are a clear advantage in her matches, Garcia is having trouble finding women who aren't intimidated by her size.

While her last three opponents were bigger than the average fighter, they were still significantly smaller than Garcia herself.

Her latest opponent? Destanie Yarbrough, an ex-professional football player who made her MMA debut back in April. She was Garcia's first opponent in more than five months.

But Yarbrough was no match for the size and technique that the 30-year-old fighter had to offer. Ouch! That had to hurt!

The fight, which took place on September 25 in Japan, was Garcia's third victory, which she won with a perfectly executed americana.

Yes, she is a BEAST! With those honed muscles, no wonder women are scared of facing her.

Tired of waiting for another opponent, Garcia says she is open on taking on the ultimate battle of the sexes: fighting a man.

The MMA fighter is definitely not letting her weight become a disadvantage for her career. You go girl! 

Gabi is actually the protégé of UFC super star Anderson Silva, who admits Garcia can take on the world's best fighters, including Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm:

(Gabi's) strong, fast, smart. I think Gabi has a great chance to be the best fighter in Japan... I think Gabi is the new generation for MMA fighters.

Oops! Sorry, Ronda – looks like you might have to take back that comment about being able to beat any BJJ fighter.

Two years ago, Rousey caused controversy when she said she could beat any woman in the world of Jiu-Jitsu. Cocky much? According to Garcia, yes:
I rather believe she didn’t know what she was saying. It’s not possible for someone to display such a lack of humbleness. She disrespected Jiu-Jitsu as a whole. The first quality of a champion is to be humble and to respect others.

Although we might never see a fight between these two women, we know great things are up ahead for Garcia.

She might know how to get down and dirty...

...but this fighter knows when to put the sparring gear away and bring out the heels.