Lightweight World Rankings Report: Cindy Dandois debuts at number-one, Moriel Charneski enters the top-five

The women’s MMA lightweight world rankings have been shaken up following a pair of upsets at this past weekend’s RIZIN FF and RCC events.

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

Former UFC and Invicta FC veteran, Cindy Dandois (10-3-0), debuts at number-one following a split decision victory over King Reina (7-1-0) at Friday’s RIZIN FF event. The “Battlecat” left the UFC earlier this year and announced she was tired of cutting excessive amounts of weight. She signed with RIZIN Fighting Federation in a bid to become the organization’s new 155-pound queen, which she has now successfully done.

Reina drops to number-two, closely followed by Bobbi-Jo Dalziel, an undefeated 6 foot knockout artist from Canada. Dalziel (3-0-0) shocked the world last year, becoming the first woman to defeat number-four ranked Jozette Cotton (8-1-0).

Elsewhere, Moriel Charneski (3-4-0) debuts at number-five following an upset victory over Sarah Patterson (5-4-0) at Friday’s Revolution Combat Championship event. Rounding out the top ten are former Invicta FC veterans, Andria Wawro and Tamikka Brents, as well as promising MMA newcomer Keelin Gallup and ROAD FC’s Young Ji Kim.

WMMA Lightweight World Rankings

WMMA fans, who’s next for a shot at RIZIN lightweight queen, Cindy Dandois? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Noah

2 comments

  1. So Jozette Cotton isn’t in the rankings because her last fight was a Catchweight fight? If that is the case, I understand. I hope she makes a successful transition down to Featherweight and end up getting a multi-fight contract with Bellator or if the UFC is serious about expanding their Women’s Featherweight division, a multi-fight contract with the UFC.

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