marloes-coenen-11.jpgThe recently announced championship bout between Marloes Coenen (21-5) and Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos (11-1) will headline Invicta FC 6.

MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) recently passed along news of the matchup, which awards the winner Invicta’s first-ever featherweight title, on Saturday, and Invicta officials recently confirmed it’ll headline the event.

Invicta FC 6 is targeted for a late-June or early-July date. A host city and venue, as well as broadcast/streaming plans, haven’t been finalized.

The two fighters first met in January 2010, when Santos defended her Strikeforce featherweight title with a third-round TKO victory over Coenen (21-5), whom she slowly wore down throughout the fight.

At Invicta FC 5 this past weekend, Santos successfully returned from a 16-month drug suspension and layoff, and she dominated late replacement Fiona Muxlow for a first-round knockout. It marked Santos’ ninth knockout in 11 career wins.

After her loss to Santos, Coenen went on to win Strikeforce’s bantamweight title in her next bout by submitting Sarah Kaufman. That victory is part of the Dutch vet’s current 4-1 run, which also included an Invicta FC 1 decision win over Romy Ruyssen and a December submission victory over Muxlow at DREAM.18.

The Santos-Coenen winner will join Michelle Waterson (newly crowned atomweight champion), Carla Esparza (strawweight champ) and Barb Honchak (new flyweight titleholder) as Invicta FC champions.

For the latest on Invicta FC 6, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Marloes Coenen)

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Cris Cyborg headed to UFC 190 to heckle Ronda Rousey

  • 13 days ago
  • 36 views

Reigning Invicta FC featherweight champion Cristiane Justino recently announced her plans to attend the upcoming UFC 190 pay-per-view (PPV) mixed martial arts (MMA) event (fight card here), which tak read news >>

Melvin Guillard headlines Bellator 141 against Brandon Girtz

  • 20 days ago
  • 0 views

Melvin Guillard will headline a fight card in his Bellator debut. The promotion officially announced on Wednesday that "The Young Assassin" will take on Brandon Girtz in the main event of Bellator 14 read news >>

UFC Fight Night 73: Joe Riggs, Ian McCall nixed from Nashville card on Aug. 8

  • 11 days ago
  • 6 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently announced a pair of re-worked bouts for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 73: "Saint Preux vs. Teixeira" mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1, sched read news >>

Bellator Signs Gilbert Melendez’ Wife, Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez, to Multi-Fight Deal

  • 7 days ago
  • 5 views

Bellator MMA recently announced the signing of Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez, wife of Gilbert Melendez, to an exclusive, multi-fight deal. read news >>

Fedor Emelianenko first wants to fight UFC Champion Fabricio Werdum

  • 6 days ago
  • 586 views

Recently Mixed Martial Arts legend Fedor Emelianenko (34-4 (1)) surprisingly announced his return to the fight sport. Many of us doubt that "The Last Emperor" will sign with the #1 MMA promotion UFC, read news >>

Dustin Poirier vs. Joe Duffy Announced as Headline Fight for UFC Dublin

  • 6 days ago
  • 2 views

Joe Duffy will receive an opportunity to impress his local fans with a UFC Dublin main event showdown against Dustin Poirier on Oct. 24. UFC UK announced the 27-year-old fighter will have his name in read news >>

Roger Huerta vs Koji Ando announced as ONE finalizes full fight card for 'Dynasty Of Champions'

  • 23 hours ago
  • 0 views

ONE Championship recently announced the full line up for ONE: "Dynasty of Champions" in Beijing on Sept. 1, 2015. The organization's second event in China this year is set for the Mercedez-Benz Arena read news >>

Cris Cyborg Invicta FC 13 media day scrum

  • 27 days ago
  • 23 views

LAS VEGAS -- Cris Cyborg discusses her weight, her upcoming fight, Bethe Correia vs. Ronda Rousey, and more during Invicta FC 13 media day Tuesday. read news >>

Invicta FC 13 weigh-in video

  • 27 days ago
  • 57 views

At the Invicta FC 13 weigh-ins, all 18 fighters taking part in Friday night's Invicta FC 13 fights will step on the scale Thursday evening, and we'll have the live video here at MMAFighting.com.In th read news >>

In a UFC-USADA world, where do state athletic commissions come into play?

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

In early June, the UFC announced it had partnered with the United States Anti-Doping Agency to institute a robust year-round drug-testing program. But what does that mean for the state athletic commi read news >>