Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos returned inside the cage and needed just the first round to secure the TKO opposite late replacement Fiona Muxlow. Santos now fights another Strikeforce champion in Marloes Coenen for Invicta FC’s inaugural featherweight championship.
Invicta FC officials confirmed the report during Friday’s show. No date was confirmed for when, but it’s believed to be at Invicta FC 6, which is rumored for late June or early July.
It was Santos’ return after a yearlong suspension for steroids and contract issues with Zuffa. Of Santo’s 11 career wins, she has now finished nine of those.
The two met in January 2010 for Strikeforce, which saw Santos land the win with a third round TKO.
Invicta FC 5 was yesterday, April 5, from the Ameristar Casino Kansas City in Kansas City, MO. For results from the entire show, click here.