Ronda Rousey-Cris Cyborg Is On The Horizon

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker confirmed that the promotion will likely look to book a Ronda Rousey vs. Cris Cyborg match if things unfold as planned over the next several months, Coker told MMAFighting.com recently.

Of course, that means Rousey is successful in her title defense against Sarah Kaufman later this year, and that Cyborg is granted her fight license after having it revoked due to a failed drug test.

“I think that’s gonna be inevitable,” Coker said. “I think that fight will happen at some point. We’re just waiting for Cyborg to get off her suspension. But, that conversation will happen once she’s back and ready to fight. Because her and Ronda at 135, that might be the highest rated show on Showtime for the year – or for the past fights we’ve done.”

Rousey submitted Miesha Tate to secure the title, and Cyborg has said in several interviews that she will move to 135 after her suspension is over. She was stripped of the Strikeforce featherweight title after the positive drug test, along with having her win over Hiroko Yamanaka changed to a no-contest. Her suspension ends on December 17.

Photo credit: CombatLifestyle.com

  • http://twitter.com/Warriordave927 warriordave927

    Looks like Rondas gonna have to start cutting a little more weight and move to 125(luckily strikeforce doesn’t have that weight class) or else shes fixing to get ktfo,and to anybody who thinks Ronda will submit cyborg,cris just took home gold at ibjjf

  • Quardy

    Can Cyborg really cut down to 135lbs? She had a rough time just cutting to make 145lbs.

  • http://twitter.com/JutsinFinstad Justin Finstad

    Ronda Rousey spent 5 years ranked #1 in judo. Cyborg aint stuffin 1 takedown from her at 135. That fight could go either way but a gold medal at a bbj tournament doesnt mean much anymore, especially considering there are bjj leagues that sign fighters to exclusive contracts (similar to the UFC). And Rondas gonna have Cesar Gracie jiu jitsu waitin for her. 209 mo fucka

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira

Event Date: April 26, 2014
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 118: Dantas vs. Warren

Event Date: May 2, 2014
Broadcast: Spike TV, Spike.com

Bellator 119: Cooper vs. Halsey

Event Date: May 9, 2014
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC Fight Night 40: Brown vs. Silva

Event Date: May 10, 2014
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 120: Alvarez vs. Chandler III

Event Date: May 17, 2014
Broadcast: Pay-per-view

UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw

Event Date: May 24, 2014
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass