Cris Cyborg Santos vs Marloes Coenen: January 2010

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Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 1:27pm EST

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strikeforce announces Jan fight for Cris Cyborg Santos

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!

Related posts:

  1. Cristiane Cyborg Santos Gets Strikeforce Fight for December 19th
  2. Modafferi vs. Coenen Pre-Fight Interviews
  3. Cyborg Defeats Carano in First Round

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robm says:

Lisa, this fight will air on Showtime, correct? (That's my take, anyway.) "The organization today officially announced the first Showtime-broadcast event of 2010 will take place on Jan. 30 at BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla."

Could Cyborg's fight also be the main event? That, too, seems a possibility--and fantastic news should it be so. Coenen presents a legitimate challenge to the champion. I'm looking forward to seeing that matchup.

Sunday, November 22, 2009 at 12:46pm EST

Lisa Creech Bledsoe says:

Yes, Rob, I understood it was Showtime, too (should have said that in the post). I have no idea if the Cyborg fight will be the main event -- I really hope it will.

I'm ready for Strikeforce to ANNOUNCE the opponent, already!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 10:50am EST

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