Strikeforce 145-pound Champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos vs. Marloes Coenen
Round one: Round one: Coenen fires a huge front kick. Cyborg quickly gets it to the clinch. Coenen fires a knee and a huge right that narrowly misses. Cyborg gets the takedown. She jumps out of guard and lands a powerful shot. Now working from side guard. Coenen gets it back to closed. Cyborg stands up. Coenen won't join her. The ref stands em up. Cyborg is letting her hands go. Mixing in nice kicks as well. Coenen lands a nice left. Now they're working in the clinch against the cage. They separate and Coenen lands a big elbow. Round ends on the feet. Close round. Slight edge to Cyborg 10-9.
Round two: Cyborg quickly tosses Coenen to the ground. Just physically over powering her. Now working on the ground. Ref stands them up. Cyborg lands a nice left. Coenen goes for a takedown, Cyborg stuffs it and gets a takedown of her own. Cyborg stands back up, kicking Coenen who is just lying down. Cyborg jumps back into her guard. Lands more shots from the top. Round ends there. Much more dominate round for Cyborg. 10-9
Round three: Coenen drives Cyborg to the fence to open the round. In the clinch, Cyborg makes some space, lands a punch and gets Coenen to the mat. Cyborg looks fresh. She's controlling the action now. Cyborg landing huge right hands from Coenen's guard. Cyborg stands up, lands a kick and slips giving Coenen time to get up. Coenen connects with a right hand. Cyborg doesn't flinch. Wow. They're back on the ground. Cyborg is landing huge shots. Standing over Coenen just lowering the boom. Fight is stopped. TKO for Cyborg. She really picked it up after the first round. She. Is. Scary.
Final result: Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos defeats Marloes Coenen via technical knockout (strikes) in round three