Ediane Gomes has her biggest test to date when she meets former Strikeforce featherweight champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos. Usually Gomes relies on her jiu-jitsu, but plans to exchange punches when they meet for Invicta FC.
“If you fall, you fall,” said Gomes to TATAME. “Cristiane has a name that scares all the girls. I respect her, but she is a fighter like me. She has two legs and two arms. She is a woman like me. I do not run.”
Santos comes into the fight after a yearlong layoff due to a suspension for steroids. She was released from her Zuffa contract after not being willing to cut down to bantamweight.
Gomes has fought on the last two Invicta FC shows, taking a decision and submission win. She has four wins since 2011.
They meet at Invicta FC 5 from the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, MO. Streaming information has not been made public.