UFC signs LFA flyweight champion Gabriella Fernandes


Brazilian prospect Gabriella Fernandes is the newest addition to the UFC flyweight division, multiple people with knowledge of the situation told MMA Fighting.

The promotion has yet to book her octagon debut.

Fernandes is 8-1 as a professional and captured the interim LFA flyweight championship this past September with a second-round guillotine over Karoline Martins in the co-main event of LFA 143 in Recife, Brazil.

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Fernandes, a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu as well as a surf instructor in Natal is currently on a 7-fight winning streak. He competes at flyweight and bantamweight. “Gabi” finished four of those opponents by knockout or submission.