This week Strikeforce finally announced the title bout women’s MMA fans have been waiting for: champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos (8-1) will follow up on her August 2009 TKO of Gina Carano with a match on January 30, 2010, according to MMA Junkie.
It’s expected that her opponent will be Marloes Coenen (17-3), who recently defeated Roxanne Modafferi (13-5) in the first 63 seconds of a match on the Strikeforce Fedor vs Rogers card in early November.
Brazilian fighter Cyborg has been out of the cage since the Carano match, recovering from a shoulder injury.
I’m still annoyed that CBS didn’t give airtime to the Coenen – Modafferi fight, but I’m hopeful that we’ll get to see the January match. C’mon, Strikeforce, affirm Coenen and let us watch it!
- Cristiane Cyborg Santos Gets Strikeforce Fight for December 19th
- Modafferi vs. Coenen Pre-Fight Interviews
- Cyborg Defeats Carano in First Round