A women’s welterweight fight between King Reina and Crystal Stokes will take place on the October 15 ‘RIZIN 2017 in Fukuoka’ event. The pair will meet at the weight limit of 165-pounds.
Reina (6-0) is currently the number-one ranked women’s welterweight fighter in the world. Since making her professional debut in November 2016, the 21-year-old has remained very active, picking up notable victories over the likes of Shayna Baszler, Kristin Handel, as well as the much larger heavyweight competitors in Lei’D Tapa and Jazzy Gabert. She’ll be looking to defend her number-one position on October 15 and continue to prove to the world why she is the best welterweight fighter on the planet.
Stokes (0-0) will be making her professional debut. 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 Defesive End for the San Diego Surge and has been training in MMA for several years now. October 15th will give Stokes the opportunity to make an immediate impact in the MMA world by taking out the best women’s welterweight fighter in King Reina.
(Click HERE to view the WMMA welterweight world rankings).
‘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).