Lightweight queen, Cindy Dandois, has spoken out about her appreciation for RIZIN Fighting Federation and says she will fight anyone on their roster, including number-one heavyweight, Gabi Garcia.
Cindy Dandois (10-3-0) shocked the world at last Friday’s RIZIN FF event, earning a split decision win over the previously undefeated King Reina to become the new number-one women’s lightweight fighter in the world.
The 33-year-old spoke to MMA Rising about her recent battle against Reina, as well as the possibility of a Gabi Garcia fight. Take a look below.
“I won the first round, she won the second and my wrestling won me the third round.” Dandois said. I really appreciate Rizin. If I receive another offer from Rizin, I will fight anyone including Gabi [Garcia]. I’m thankful to Miesha [Tate] and Gina [Mazany] and everyone at Xtreme Couture. I dedicate this win to Robert Follis, who passed away. I go back to my teaching job next week.
“[Miura] hit me hard, but I’m OK,” Dandois added. “I prepared for war. I’m good at judo and wrestling, and I showed that in the third round. She tried to stop me with a kimura, but I had no fear of getting submitted and its purpose was solely to maintain position.”
The “Battlecat” is a veteran of the sport who has been fighting professionally since 2009. Born in Belgium, Dandois was a dominant force in the women’s featherweight division before recently deciding to move up to lightweight. She owns notable victories over Megan Anderson and Marloes Coenen. Her most recent win over Reina only cements her position as one of the best fighters in the world.
Fight fans, is a superfight between number-one lightweight, Cindy Dandois, and number-one heavyweight, Gabi Garcia, something you’d like to see? Let us know in the comments section below.