Welterweight Spotlight: A look at potential King Reina opponent, Dinara Shukeeva

One of the most popular fighters in the world right now is no doubt RIZIN Fighting Federation superstar, King Reina. The 21-year-old made her professional MMA debut in November 2016 and in less than a year has picked up a 7-0 record and is currently the number-one ranked women’s welterweight fighter in the world.

Shukeeva is a seasoned Muay Thai fighter.

Although Reina has looked extremely dominant, it should be noted that all her opponents, minus Shayna Baszler, had very limited mixed martial arts experience, with many making their professional debuts or coming from pro-wrestling backgrounds. If Reina feels ready to begin facing a step up in competition, there are a number of marketable welterweight females who have more combat sports experience and are waiting for the opportunity to show the world what they can do on the big stage.

Over the next few week’s WMMA Rankings will be introducing you to some of the athletes of the developing women’s welterweight division and today the spotlight is on Russian striker, Dinara Shukeeva.

Shukeeva (1-0) is the number-five ranked women’s welterweight fighter in the world and currently competes for the Russian based organization, ‘Fight Nights Global’,  as part of their women’s 165-pound division. The 22-year-old made her professional debut in October 2016, knocking out Anastasia Kim in the very first-round. Shukeeva is a seasoned striker who possesses knockout power in her hands, knees and kicks. As well as competing in MMA, Shukeeva actively competes in the sport of muay-thai. The Russian feels as though her striking will be too much for any fighter in the division to contend with, including King Reina.

– Click HERE to view the WMMA welterweight world rankings.

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Fight fans, would you like to see Dinara Shukeeva take on King Reina? Who do you think would win? Let us know in the comments section below.


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  1. I know I’m in danger of sounding like a broken record, but the UFC should just make 136+ women’s heavyweight. I doubt if any of these girls, including a 200 lb.+ Gabi, could give Cyborg a run for her money but it would be better than seeing her pound much smaller less talented women senseless.

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