Invicta FC 6 kicked off last night and featured a featherweight championship between Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Santos and Marloes Coenen. Coming into this title fight, Cyborg was looking to dominate Coenen once again, and she did just thought. Santos dominated every single round in this bout, taking the fight to the mat virtually at will.
Props to Coenen for putting up a good effort, and she did all she could to last until the fourth round. She will always be a pioneer for women’s MMA, and it will be interesting to see where she goes after this tough loss. For Cyborg, she proved last night that she still has what it takes to be a champion, and hopefully this win restores her image after the stigma of her failed drug test.
If Cyborg can keep winning under the Invicta banner and retain her belt, maybe she will be able to transition into the UFC and fight Ronda Rousey, who is the UFC bantamweight champion. It would have to be a catch-weight bout, as Cyborg, along with manager Tito Ortiz, have petitioned to drop down to 135 lbs, as it would be too dangerous.
A Rousey vs. Cyborg bout would be one of the biggest fights in women’s history, and it would finally settle who the best women’s fighter is on the planet. Cyborg, one of the best stand-up fighters in the game, certainly would test Rousey if they ever square off. In Rousey’s fights, she has yet to be tested on her feet or fight someone who could physically impose their will on her. She would get both when squaring off against Cyborg, making it an intriguing match up for the UFC to make.
First things first, however, as Rousey will be defending her crown against Miesha Tate, who is one of the better fighters in the women’s bantamweight division. If Rousey can best her and Cyborg can keep up her winning ways, fans may very well be treated to the super-fight.