My name is Tabatha Ricci and I’m an active professional MMA fighter for the UFC (UltimateFighting Championship) with a record of 8-1.
I was born and raised in Birigui-SP, Brazil and am currently living in California. My journey in martial arts began at 6 years old when my father, Carlos Salto "Trovao" (Judo Black Belt), introduced me to this world. When I was 15, I began fighting Muay Thai and had a few successful fights with good winnings, including the Brazilian Nationals. At 17, I started training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and won two world titles (a blue belt in Brazil and a purple belt in Irvine, CA). I’ve earned a second place World Championship with gi in Long Beach, CA and second-place World Championship no gi in Anaheim, CA.
In addition to fighting, I'm a Jiu-Jitsu instructor at Paragon BJJ, teaching and inspiring people to be the best version of themselves. I hope to always motivate people to follow their dreams, no matter where they come from or what others say. I do what I do not only for me but for everyone that is with me on this journey - my family that has supported me since day one and my friends that cheer me on and give me power to keep going. I am so grateful for everything I've achieved until now. I'll keep working hard and can't wait for what's coming next.
Ricardo “Franjinha” Miller, teaching and competing the last 25 years with many titles in regional, national and international competitions.
Joseph "Hoss" Janik is one of boxing's most respected trainers, with a decorated amateur boxing career.
Alex Jamora, movement coach specializing in health and human performance.
Carl Fronhofer, 13 years of NCAA Division 1 wrestling coach experience.
Active professional MMA fighter
Jiu-Jitsu instructor at Paragon BJJ
Partner with Never Give Up Organization
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