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Cindy Dandois reveals release from UFC, talks up bout with Reina “King” Miura

Women’s bantamweight Cindy Dandois (8-3-0) revealed via her Instagram account that she has been released from the UFC after her debut contest.

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Dandois made her octagon debut in April at UFC Fight Night 108, dropping a unanimous decision to Alexis Davis.

In her post, Dandois expressed disappointment for her release but remained hopeful to move forward in hear career and her “dream match” with idol Cris Cyborg, who won the UFC women’s featherweight championship last weekend at UFC 214 over Tonya Evinger.

“It pains my, heart, but I guess I will have to let that dream go,” she explained. “What I learned in time, is that when one door closes, another one opens. I am on a mission to find myself again and I hope to have a new home again soon where I can be myself ¬†and be an active fighter at a healthy weight.”

That place could be America’s Bellator MMA or Japan’s RIZIN organization.

The 32-year-old “Battlecat” tweeted her desire for a fight with 21-year-old welterweight prodigy Reina “King” Miura, (5-0-0), a highly regarded Japanese female welterweight fighter.

While Dandois typically competes at bantamweight or featherweight, a catchweight is more than possible since she “walks around” at lightweight. Bellator and RIZIN FF are broadcast on Bellator’s parent company Viacom’s SPIKE TV, and share a co-operative relationship going back to RIZIN’s beginnings in 2015.

They are unsurprisingly in the best position to make such a contest happen.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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