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Strikeforce Agrees To Contract With Women’s Champ “Cyborg” Santos

Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos has agreed to a new contract with Strikeforce, according to the featherweight champion’s Twitter account.

“Contract with @StrikeForce SIGNED! Stay turned for next fight info!,” Santos wrote.

Santos (10-1) has not fought in the last 14 months due to stalled negotiations in contract talks between her representatives and Strikeforce.

“Cris is ecstatic to be staying under the Zuffa umbrella for another year. She would like to thank Strikeforce and Zuffa for the opportunity to prove she is the best 145lb woman in the world. Cris has been training and is ready to step back into the cage to defend her Strikeforce belt,” Santos’ management team told MMARantsToday in a statement.

In June of 2010, “Cyborg” defeated Jan Finney in TKO, earning her a 10th straight victory. It also marked the end of her contract at that time.

Strikeforce officials have yet to comment formally on the new contract.

Reports of a deal between the two sides seemed finalized earlier this summer, but talks broke off. Santos even considered signing a professional wrestling talk, but decided against that.

Santos and Gina Carano, who met in the first-ever televised female main event show in the U.S. in 2009, held the Strikeforce-Showtime ratings record up until this past February, scoring 576,000 viewers.