The number two-ranked 155-pound lightweight contender in the world, Sarah Patterson wants to fight fast-rising Japanese talent, the undefeated King Reina.
Patterson (5-2-0) took to her Twitter page earlier this week to make the call-out.
@reina01707221 when you begin planning your next fight if you're looking for an opponent, with all respect, I'd love to fight you.
— Sarah Patterson (@PrimalPatterson) April 16, 2017
The “King” is currently 3-0 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. This past February she dominated a UFC veteran in Shayna Baszler to pick up the unanimous decision victory. She returned last Sunday to defeat a heavyweight opponent in Jazzy Gabert at RIZIN Fighting Federation 5.
Reina has made it no secret that she plans to be the woman to put the 155-pound lightweight division 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, as displayed by the way she was able to takedown her heavyweight opponent with ease. She is currently the number three ranked 155-pound lightweight competitor in the world, behind Bobbi-Jo Dalziel and Sarah Patterson.
Patterson meanwhile is on the longest active win-streak in the division, finishing her last four fights in brutal fashion. Including a first round submission over Tamikka Brents, a second-round TKO victory over Killastina Makihele and a first round submission over a heavyweight opponent in Erica Grover.
Fight fans, what do you think? Is Sarah Patterson VS King Reina the next fight to make in the division? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.
(Click HERE to view the 155-pound lightweight rankings).