It took four rounds for Cris Cyborg to dispose of Marloes Coenen in the main event of Invicta FC 6, winning the promotion's inaugural featherweight title last night (July 13, 2013) at the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri.
See how it all went down here.
"Rumina" proved she's tougher than a two-dollar steak, putting up a valiant effort and absorbing more punishment than any one person should take in a mixed martial arts (MMA) fight, male or female. But in the end, she just couldn't match Cyborg's power.
Or her aggression.
That means the Brazilian smashing machine is likely to be the loneliest champion in all of combat sports. Sure, there are some talented female fighters competing under the Invicta banner, but do any of them pose a credible threat to Cristiane
Didn't think so.
Cyborg is probably going to spend the rest of her career defending her decision to stay with Invicta and avoid the bright lights and "Sin City" of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), which also has one of the best female fighters in the world.
She's doing a little dance with Miesha Tate later this year in the co-main event of UFC 168, but like the "Cyborg vs. Coenen" rematch last night in "K.C.," very few people (besides these two) expect it to go any differently than the first time around.
"Rowdy" is just that good.
UFC will likely trot out Cat Zingano in the first half of 2014 after "Alpha" gets her kneehab finished up and yes, Sara McMann waits somewhere in the wings, but until either Rousey or Justino loses, this is going to be the "super fight" everyone is talking about for the foreseeable future.
And what fantasy fight would be complete without an argument over weight?
Justino competes at 145 pounds and judging by last Friday night's weigh ins, it's hard to imagine her shedding another 10 without going into James Irvin territory. And in her defense, Rousey previously competed as a featherweight.
I'm sure these two will continue to feud over Twitter, as they have in the past, but until one of them budges, we may never really know for certain who is the best female fighter on the planet. We can speculate, no question, but this is a problem that needs to be solved.
And like they say, fighting solves everything.