Marloes Coenen vs. Cristiane 'Cyborg' title rematch will headline Invicta FC 6


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

  • 9 days ago
  • 41 views

Michelle Waterson’s grip on the Invicta Fighting Championship atomweight throne grew stronger at the expense of Yasuko Tamada. read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 0 views

ONE Fighting Championship announced Thursday that all but one of the fighters have made weight and are ready for Friday's ONE FC: Rise of the Kingdom. read news >>

  • 20 days ago
  • 8 views

Invicta FC atomweight champion Michelle Waterson previews her Sept. 6 title defense against Yasuko Tamada. read news >>

  • 18 days ago
  • 4 views

ONE Fighting Championship on Thursday announced that all but one mixed martial artist competing at Friday's event have made weight and are ready for ONE FC: Reign of Champions. read news >>

  • 14 days ago
  • 0 views

It’s been over a year since Michelle “Karate Hottie” Waterson won the Invicta FC atomweight championship against Jessica Penne, and she's ready to finally put a stamp on it. read news >>

  • 13 days ago
  • 11 views

In addition, Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp believes the Brazilian makes a better opponent for Ronda Rousey than coveted free agent Gina Carano. Former Strikeforce featherweight champion Cristian read news >>

  • 13 days ago
  • 2 views

The worldwide leader for mixed martial arts and UFC news, MMA News, UFC Rumors, MMA Rankings, Interviews, Videos, UFC Results, and UFC Blog read news >>

  • 12 days ago
  • 51 views

MMA Fighting has the Invicta FC 8 fight card for the Waterson vs. Tamada event Sept. 6 at the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Miss.In the main event, Michelle Waterson will defend her atomweight read news >>

  • 12 days ago
  • 18 views

Invicta FC is back in action on Saturday for their eighth card, on which Michelle Waterson defends her atomweight title for the first time against No. 5-ranked Yasuko Tamada. Tamada is making her Inv read news >>