As was thought before, it turns out Cyborg will not be on the June 16th Los Angeles Strikeforce event card. Scott Coker stated today that she is now expected to fight at the June 26th show in San Jose CA. Coker says that means the world’s top male AND female fighter will be fighting on the same night.
“Strikeforce and M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Werdum” takes place at the HP Pavilion and marks the long-awaited return of famed heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko, who meets former UFC fighter Fabricio Werdum in the Showtime-televised main event. Emelianenko, a former longtime PRIDE champ who owns a remarkable 32-1 career mark, is widely regarded as one of the sport’s pound-for-pound best with Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre. I think we’re going to move the ‘Cyborg’ fight to San Jose on the 26th,” Coker said. “You’ll be able to come to San Jose or watch Showtime, and you’ll be seeing the No. 1 male and the No.1 female fighter in the world fighting on the same night.”
Cyborg just recently won the vacant middleweight title belt over Gina Carano in 2009 and then went on to defend it with a another TKO win over Marloes Coenen early this year.
Coker said that the organization is currently still looking for the best opponent for Santos, who also won the 2009 World MMA Award for “Best Female Fighter.”
“We’re still working on the details, but it will be somebody tough,” Coker said. “We’re looking at a couple of girls from Europe. We’re going to put somebody in there who will once again test her.”