Marloes Coenen took Cyborg best shots, but it wasn’t enough.
In Miami, it was two tough women going at it for the Strikeforce 145-lb Title as champion and # 1 ranked Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos took on # 2 ranked Marloes Coenen.
The fight saw the dominance of Cyborg, landing some huge blows, but Coenen stood strong. She took some strong punches by the champ, but had some good clean technical shots throughout the contest herself. Coenen tried some jiu-jitsu, but the more powerful Cyborg was able to combat it. In the end, a rain of punches from the guard gives Cyborg the win late in the third round.
Coenen was later quoted that the match was stopped too soon and was defending herself.
From all the sources we have post fight, it looks like # 3 ranked Erin Toughill is next for Cyborg.
Our Photographer on site Tom Hill gave us some great pictures.