Strikeforce Women's Welterweight Champion Marloes Coenen (19-4) will defend her title against women's 135-pound tournament winner Miesha Tate (11-2) at the upcoming Strikeforce: "Fedor vs Henderson" event on July 30 in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
These two lethal ladies were originally set to square off back in March; however, Tate suffered a knee injury that put her on the sidelines and Coenen instead defended her freshly won strap against Liz Carmouche.
After getting pummeled for the better part of four rounds, "Rumina" threw up a Hail Mary triangle choke and forced the tap of "Girl-Rilla" with just six minutes remaining.
Perhaps that performance has influenced the bookmakers, who now have Coenen as the -125 favorite compared to Tate's +105, which makes her the underdog by the narrowest of margins.
Tate will make her long-awaited return to the cage after nearly an entire year away from action.
She was last seen tearing through the women's welterweight tournament at the Strikeforce Challengers 10 event in Aug. 2010, decisively defeating Maiju Kujala and Hitomi Akano ... on the same night.
Those victories, not to mention an impressive armbar submission of Bellator Champion Zoila Gurgel a couple months prior, earned her this chance to "Takedown" Coenen to earn yet another championship belt.
Can she do it?
Marloes Coenen (-125) vs. Miesha Tate (+105) at Strikeforce: "Fedor vs. Henderson." Who ya' got and why?