VIDEO: Get to know King Reina’s upcoming opponent, meet 6-foot Crystal Stokes

Crystal Stokes will make her highly anticipated mixed martial arts debut on October 15 when she battles King Reina in a women’s welterweight showdown at the ‘RIZIN 2017 in Fukuoka’ event.

Stokes (0-0), a close friend and training partner of UFC featherweight champion, Cris Cyborg, will be looking to make an immediate statement in her MMA debut by taking out the number-one welterweight fighter in the world in King Reina. The 38-year-old, who stands at 6’0, competed as a gymnast for 20 years, as well as serving eleven years as a United States Marine. She currently plays Women’s Professional Football as a Defensive End for the San Diego Surge and has been training in MMA for several years now.

Click HERE to view the WMMA welterweight world rankings.

Earlier this year, Stokes won a gold medal in a jiu-jitsu competition. Following the big win, she took part in an in-depth interview with ‘Jiu Jitsu World League’. Take a look at the video below.

‘RIZIN 2017 in Fukuoka’ takes place on October 15th from the Marine Messe Fukuoka in Fukuoka, Japan. The event will be streamed live via a pay-per-view internet stream. (More details to be revealed during the week of the fight).


One comment

  1. 38? Wow! A little late to be starting an MMA career I would think. Still, with a 9″ height advantage (I wonder what the reach advantage is) and someone that actually looks fit, it might make an interesting match-up for Reina. Anyone know how long she’s been practicing BJJ and what belt she is? Hopefully she has some kind of striking background.

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