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Marloes Coenen and Cristiane ‘Cyborg’s’ road to Invicta bout went through Strikeforce

Maggie Hendricks
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Saturday, two women who once held Strikeforce belts will fight at Invicta FC 6. Marloes Coenen, the one-time bantamweight champion, will fight Cristiane Cyborg, the only person to hold the featherweight championship.

This is a rematch of their fight from January of 2010. Cyborg won with a TKO of Coenen in the third round. After Coenen lost this fight, she went on to win the bantamweight championship from Sarah Kaufman. She defended it against Liz Carmouche before losing her belt to Miesha Tate.

Cyborg fought two more times in Strikeforce. She beat Jan Finney, but then her win over Hiroko Yamanaka was overturned after she tested positive for a banned substance.

Before Saturday's Invicta bout, they defeated the same person in their last fight. Coenen submitted Fiona Muxlow with a submission at 3:29 in the first round at a DREAM event. Cyborg made her Invicta debut against Muxlow in April. Cyborg won with a TKO at 3:46, also in the first round.

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