Cindy Dandois has hit out at RIZIN/DEEP star King Reina for fighting against opponents with very little MMA experience.
Earlier this week it was announced that King Reina (5-0) will be moving back down to lightweight to take on Young Ki Kim (0-1 pro, 1-2 am) at DEEP 79 on September 16. Dandois, who has made it publicly known she wants to fight Reina, decided to air her thoughts on the fight via social media.
😞😞😞 Well… that sounds like a Great match up… undefeated fighter agains girl with No pro's And more losses than wins in Amy… 🙁
— Cindy Dandois (@DandoisCindy) August 10, 2017
“Well, that sounds like a great match-up. Undefeated fighter against a girl with no [professional fights] and more losses than wins in [the amateur scene]” Dandois wrote.
King Reina (5-0) owns notable victories over UFC veteran Shayna Baszler (15-11), as well as the much bigger heavyweight competitors in Jazzy Gabert (1-1) and Lei’D Tapa (0-2). She also owns wins over Kristin Handel (1-1) and Eriko Iwamoto (0-1). The 21-year-old from Tokyo, Japan, trains at the Reversal Gym Tachikawa ALPHA. She competes for both RIZIN Fighting Federation and DEEP.
Dandois (8-3) fought for the UFC in April of this year, losing a unanimous decision to Alexis Davis. Prior to joining the UFC, she was a former title challenger for Invicta FC. She owns notable victories over Megan Anderson, Marloes Coenen and Jorina Baars. She is now a free agent and has made it known the fight she wants most is the one against Reina.
An eventual fight between Reina and Dandois would certainly be a fun one. Both women tend to shy away from the stand-up aspect of the game, instead using their worldclass Judo skills to their advantage, making this a very interesting fight featuring two women of very similar styles. For Reina it would be a chance to prove herself against one of the most skilled P4P competitors she will ever face. For Dandois, a woman who has beaten Marloes Coenen and Megan Anderson, it would give her the opportunity to make an immediate post-UFC statement by taking out the physically larger undefeated star and put herself in the mix in a third division (having also competed as as a bantamweight and featherweight).
Of course, before such a fight can happen, King Reina will battle Young Ki Kim at DEEP 79 on September 16. The event takes place from the Ota Ward Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan.