Photo by Esther Lin via Invicta FC
As our very own Brian Hemminger broke down in his Invicta FC 1 recap (read it all here) former 135-pound Strikeforce Champion Marloes Coenen made her return to the cage last night (Sat., April 28, 2012) to battle a heavy Romy Ruyssen.
Her performance was uneven at best, as she had her moments but clearly had trouble finding her rhythm. No one can blame her, of course, seeing as this was her first bout since losing to Miesha Tate back in July 2011.
Ultimately, "Rumina" came away with a unanimous decision win. And, to no one's surprise, she set her sights on the biggest dog in the women's mixed marital arts (MMA) yard:
"Ronda Rousey, I'm coming for you."
She'll have to get in line.
Rousey, of course, took the bantamweight belt from Tate that she won from Coenen. It's expected that "Rowdy's" first defense will come against Sarah Kaufman sometime later this year.
If she wins that fight, why not Coenen? After all, the Zuffa dispute with Golden Glory has been settled and, as UFC President Dana White would be quick to tell you, there isn't exactly an overabundance of worthy challengers.
Perhaps a Coenen vs. Tate rematch is in order while Rousey settles up against Kaufman. Winners meet in the center of the Strikeforce cage. Sound good to you, Maniacs?