This Video Does Not Show a Trans Athlete
A video shows a transgender woman wrestling with a cisgender woman.
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Social media users recently shared a video that allegedly shows a transgender woman wrestling with a cisgender woman.
Misbar investigated the circulating video and found the claim to be misleading. The video shows the Brazilian mixed martial artist Gabi Garcia who is a cisgender woman.
Gabi Garcia Vs Mackenzie Dern
After conducting a thorough search, Misbar’s team found that the video dates back to 2014 and shows Gabi Garcia Vs. Mackenzie Dern. The video was taken during the 2014 No-Gi Worlds Female Open Weight Final.
Who Is Gabi Garcia?
Gabi Garcia is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. She was born on November 17, 1985, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and has competed in several promotions including Rizin Fighting Federation. She is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) World Champion, Pan Jiu-Jitsu Champion, and ADCC Submission Fighting World champion.
She is one of the most successful competitors of all time in the female black belt divisions, and a member of the IBJJF Hall of Fame.
In December 2021, Garcia announced that she was officially retiring from IBJJF competition.
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