Cris Cyborg Santos 029 SF16-478x270“I’m very happy to come back and I want to fight soon.”

Cris Cyborg made that statement following a first-round TKO stoppage of Fiona Muxlow at Invicta FC 5 on Friday night. It was Cyborg’s first bout in 16 months, marking her return from a yearlong suspension for testing positive for steroids following her last fight.

The victory not only marked her return to action, it also launched her into a title fight with Marloes Coenen for the Invicta FC featherweight championship, assuring Cyborg that she will indeed fight again soon.

The bout is expected to take place in the latter part of June or early July, Invicta FC president Shannon Knapp told MMAWeekly.com.

Coenen and Cyborg are looking forward to the fight just the same. It’s a rematch of their Jan. 30, 2010, Strikeforce bout, in which Cyborg won via TKO stoppage in the third round.

“After my first fight with Cris – I know this sounds stupid – but I kind of underestimated her,” said Coenen on Friday night. “But I hate it when I lose. I really hate that and I always want to make up for my losses.

“What I like about Cris is she is a true, true fighter,” Coenen continued.

“I like a challenge. I always said I wanted to do it at the end of my career, but if it came sooner, it came sooner.”

The respect is mutual.

“I am very pleased because after the fight I did with her and she lose,” commented Cyborg, “she say to me, I want to fight you again.”

The fight is expected to headline Invicta FC 6.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Joseph Gigliotti Hoping RFA 39 Leads to a UFC Debut

  • 9 days ago
  • 3 views

Following a nearly year-long layoff, middleweight prospect Joseph Gigliotti returned to MMA this past January and picked right up where he had left off in 2015. read news >>

Miesha Tate Video: I Need to Fight Ronda Rousey Again, I Also Want to Fight Cris Cyborg

  • 4 days ago
  • 13 views

UFC women's bantamweight champion Miesha Tate says something would be missing from her career if she didn't get to fight Ronda Rousey again. read news >>

Historic Scottish Rite Temple to Host Invicta FC 18: Grasso vs. Esquibel on July 29

  • 4 days ago
  • 10 views

Invicta Fighting Championships returns to Kanas City for its 18th event on Friday, July 29 as historic Scottish Rite Temple hosts Invicta FC 18: Grasso vs. Esquibel. read news >>