LFA signs Tabatha Ricci, judo black belt and Mackenzie Dern training partner

LFA signs Tabatha Ricci, judo black belt and Mackenzie Dern training partner

Undefeated newcomer Tabatha Ricci is LFA bound after the promotion signed her to a multi-fight contract.

Ricci, a longtime training partner of UFC standout Mackenzie Dern, stands at 2-0 as a professional and is targeted to make her debut in July at one of four events planned for South Dakota, a person from the promotion confirmed to MMA Fighting.

Ricci is a Brazilian brown belt and judo black belt. The 25-year-old Brazilian is affiliated with the Paragon Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu team and trains in Southern California at a variety of gyms including Black House.

A feeder league for the UFC, LFA returns to live event promotion in July and will put a title up for grabs at each event, which are hosted at Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls.

LFA: July residency in #SouthDakota!

July 10#LFA84: Gonzales vs. Childers
Featherweight

July 17#LFA85: Hughes vs. Demopoulos
Women’s Strawweight

July 24#LFA86: Fischer vs. Flick
Flyweight

July 31#LFA87: Logan vs. Rosales
Lightweight

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— LFA (@LFAfighting) June 17, 2020

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