Former TNA Knockout doing MMA fight?

MMA Fighting reports that Lei’D Tapa is under consideration to take on jiu jitsu phenom Gabbi Garcia at the “Rizin” show promoted by former PRIDE FC President Nobuyuki Sakakibara on New Year’s Eve.

While Lei’D Tapa doesn’t have any previous MMA fights, her Twitter account does mention that she’s available for MMA bookings and she has been training for MMA for a while.

Tapa apparently started training at American Top Team in Florida, and UFC Bantamweight Amanda Nunes has said on Twitter that they’ve been training together in preparation for Tapa’s fight with Garcia.

Tapa has also noted on her Twitter that she’s a two-stripe blue belt and competed at the Atlanta IBJJF Open International Championship this year.


  • King KJ

    Good luck tapa, I hope she succeeds at MMA.