Cindy Dandois on win over King Reina: “In 2018, the queen will be sitting on the throne as the new number-one lightweight”

Cindy Dandois picked up the biggest win of her career at Friday’s RIZN Fighting Federation event, earning a split decision over the number-one women’s lightweight fighter in the world, King Reina.

Dandois is the new queen of RIZIN’s lightweight division.

Dandois (10-2-0) spoke about the big victory on her social media pages.

So I guess in 2018 the queen will be sitting on the throne and rule the kingdom. Thanks King Reina for an awesome fight. Thanks RIZIN and Nobu Sakakibara for having me. Thank you for the opportunity I had to perform on this incredible promotion! Thanks to my BFF Miesha Tate and my brother Ben Dandois for riding into this new adventure with me. Team Dandois did it again. Number-one lightweight in the world” Dandois wrote.

33-year-old Dandois is a veteran of the sport who has been fighting as a professional since the year 2009. She has made it known that she was not fan of the weight cuts she had to endure when competing as a bantamweight for Invicta FC and UFC. At 155-pounds she feels much stronger and faster.

The “Battlecat” has not lost to any woman who currently competes at 145-pounds or above, owning notable victories against Invicta FC featherweight champion, Megan Anderson, as well as women’s MMA pioneer, Marloes Coenen. She can now add King Reina to the list, the number-one women’s lightweight fighter in the world.

WMMA Lightweight World Rankings

“RIZIN Fighting World Grand Prix 2017: 2nd Round” took place on December 29 from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The entire card was  aired live on pay-per-view via FITE TV from 1am ET, 10pm PT.



  1. Still showed no real progression with her stand up striking game. Having some good timely takedowns really provided the margin of victory for Cindy Dandois in this fight. King Reina finally ran into a opponent that she did not have an advantage on the ground against and it showed. King Reina finally took on a experienced opponent and lost.

    1. Truth her victory over Jazzy who only had 1 fight prior to and only had a few months training, doesn’t say much for Reina and shows Jazzy has guts to get in there and try, Jazzy Gabert had stated, she knew it was a losing fight, in comparison to her lack of Exp and Reina being a more experience polished fighter. Jazzy said if she backed out it would make her appear a coward, and a coward she is not so took the fight. Jazzy’s got all Heart.

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