It has been confirmed that King Reina, the number-one women’s welterweight fighter in the world, will be competing on the July 30th RIZIN Fighting Federation card. No opponent has been announced as of yet.
The 20-year-old is coming off an impressive first round TKO victory over Kristin Handel this past weekend at the DEEP JEWELS 16 event.
The “King” is now 4-0 in her professional mixed martial arts career and has looked nothing short of sensational in all her performances. She made her professional debut in November 2016, submitting Eriko Iwamoto in the first round, following an Armbar. She followed up in February as she dominated a UFC veteran in Shayna Baszler to pick up the unanimous decision victory. Back in April she defied all odds when she competed in an openweight contest, successfully submitting a heavyweight competitor in Jazzy Gabert via second round submission. Her latest victory over Handel only cements her position as one of MMA’s next big superstars.
Reina exclusively competes as a 170-pound welterweight, although she did cut down to 155-pounds for her fight against Baszler. She has made it no secret that she plans to be the woman to put the bigger women’s divisions on the map. Much like in the way that Ronda Rousey did for the 135-pound bantamweight division and Cris Cyborg with the 145-pound featherweight division. She possesses world-class Judo skills, which she has been using to her advantage in all her showings thus-far.
(Click HERE to view the WMMA Welterweight World Rankings).
RIZIN Fighting Federation 6 takes place on July 30th from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The event will be aired live on pay-per-view.