Kaitlin Young to make MMA return versus King Reina at #RIZINFF12 in August

On August 12th, WMMA pioneer and Invicta FC matchmaker will return to the cage for the first time to take on “King” Reina Miura in a 143-pound bout at Rizin FF 12 in Nagoya, Japan.

Young is one of WMMA’s most battle-tested veterans– having shared the cage with the likes of Miesha Tate, Gina Carano, Leslie Smith, Julie Kedzie, and more. Holding a record of 7-9-1, Young’s last fight was in 2014– a decision loss to Raquel Pa’aluhi at Invicta FC 9.

Reina has spent all of her time as a professional between RIZIN and Deep Jewels– reigning undefeated before running into Cindy Dandois in December. After her first defeat, she’s rattled off two straight wins at Deep Jewels 19 and 20, respectively.

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5 comments

  1. Hahaha, King Reina still doing BUM fighting I see. What a joke. She normally fights opponents with one or less fights, but now she’s really stepped it up to fight a opponent who has lost four in a row and hasn’t fought in 4 years. How about taking on Bobbi Jo Dalziel?

    1. Well, as soon as Kayla Harrison has a second fight that will disqualify her from being a opponent of King Reina (lol). Also, Kayla Harrison stated on The MMA Hour that the PFL will be holding a Women’s Tournament next year, 2019, for the million dollar prize, so I’m sure there will be plenty of women fighters lining up to be in that tournament.

      1. That should help bring the ladies out of the woodwork. I wonder at what weight it’ll be. They should just have an open division of 136+. Cyborg’s contract should be up in time for that. If she enters, I’m not sure how many others will. In the meantime, though, I’m wondering who Kayla will fight.

  2. According to Kayla Harrison’s The MMA Hour interview several weeks back, she stated that the Professional Fighters League 2019 Women’s Tournament will be at Featherweight and they may add another division, but she wasn’t sure on that, and the Winner will earn the $1 Million Dollars Prize. And according to Andre Harrison, the PFL Tournament Winners are automatically locked in contractually to the next season. Unless, they retire I’m assuming.

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