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Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos Returns at “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum” on June 26

Cris Cyborg SantosStrikeforce 145-pound women’s champ Crisitane “Cyborg” Santos will return to action on June 26 at “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum” in San Jose, California against an opponent to-be-determined, the promotion today announced, confirming previous reports that she would compete at the Showtime-televised event.

“Cyborg” (9-1) scored a first-round knockout of Gina Carano in August to earn the title, then defended the belt in January with a third-round TKO of Marloes Coenen.

“Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum” is headlined by the return of top-ranked heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko vs. fellow contender Fabricio Werdum, and is also expected to feature a rematch between former middleweight champ Cung Le and Scott Smith.

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