Cindy Dandois puts King Reina on blast for choosing opponents with limited MMA experience

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 against a girl with no [professional fights] and more losses than wins in [the amateur scene]” Dandois wrote.

King ReinaĀ (5-0) owns notable victories over UFC veteranĀ Shayna BaszlerĀ (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 overĀ Kristin Handel (1-1) and Eriko Iwamoto (0-1). The 21-year-old from Tokyo, Japan, trains at theĀ Reversal Gym Tachikawa ALPHA. She competes for both RIZIN Fighting Federation and DEEP.

Dandois (8-3) fought for the UFCĀ in April of this year, losing a unanimous decision toĀ Alexis Davis. Prior to joining the UFC, she was a former title challenger for Invicta FC. She owns notable victories overĀ 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 DandoisĀ would certainly be a fun one.Ā Both womenĀ 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 toĀ 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 theĀ physically larger undefeated starĀ and put herself in the mix in a thirdĀ 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 theĀ Ota Ward Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan.


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