Cris Cyborg’s Invicta FC 5 Victory Sets Up Championship Rematch with Marloes Coenen


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

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 views

The bantamweight debut of former featherweight champion Cristiane Justino, which was "on schedule" in recent weeks, has been put on hold until further notice. That's because "Cyborg" injured her left read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 0 views

Cristiane Justino will not make her bantamweight debut in December as originally anticipated. read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 views

A quick look at the action from Invicta FC 9, headlined by Barb Honchak successfully defending her flyweight title against Takayo Hashi. Tonight's Invicta 9 card was arguably the worst in the young h read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 7 views

Watch the official weigh-in for Invicta FC 9: Honchak vs. Hashi streaming live from Davenport, Iowa Friday at 5 p.m. ET. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 21 views

Invicta Fighting Championship is now less than 24 hours away from Invicta FC 9, which takes place on Sat., Nov. 1, 2014 inside RiverCenter in Davenport, Iowa, headlined by a flyweight title fight bet read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 65 views

Invicta Fighting Championship (Invicta FC) is back online later tonight (Sat., Nov. 1, 2014) for Invicta FC 9: "Honchak vs. Hashi" inside RiverCenter in Davenport, Iowa, headlined by a flyweight titl read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 7 views

Invicta will make its Houston debut on Dec. 5. But it will do so without Cris "Cyborg" Justino. Justino, the former Strikeforce featherweight champion, was slated to return to action at Invicta 10, b read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 3 views

Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino injured her left ankle, suffering a full thickness rupture of the anterior talofibular ligament, and has been forced to withdraw from her scheduled bantamweight debut in th read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 6 views

The Invicta FC 9 post-fight press conference is the last piece of business to take care of after the action is over in the cage, and we have the live video below at MMAFighting.com.Invicta FC preside read news >>

Jump to: