Meet Destanie Yarbrough ... the pro football player turned MMA BADASS who's stepping up to fight the most intimidating woman in all of combat sports, Gabi Garcia.
You already know Gabi ... she's Anderson Silva's protege -- and she's so terrifying she's considered fighting men because the top female fighters are just too scared to take their chances in the ring.
Yarbrough is destruction in motion on the football field as a running back in the Women's Football Alliance ... and has a reputation as one of the toughest athletes in the league.
She made the jump to MMA earlier this year and beat the living crap out of her first opponent.
We spoke with Destanie about her Sept. 25th fight against Gabi in Japan -- and one thing's clear ... SHE AIN'T SCARED!!!