After a year-long layoff, Strikeforce women's featherweight champion Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos (10-1) has officially re-signed with the promotion, according to reports from her management team. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Santos announced the news via Twitter late Wednesday night.
No future fight date or opponent has been announced by Strikeforce officials as of this writing.
The 26-year-old Brazilian champion is considered by many to be the number one pound-for-pound women's mixed martial artist in the world. Santos has won ten straight fights -- finishing eight before the final bell -- including a 2009 first round knockout of Gina Carano that held the Strikeforce-Showtime ratings record for two years. The bout drew 576,000 viewers and marked the first-ever all-female headlining event for a nationally broadcast MMA promotion within the United States.
Santos last fought in June of 2010, defeating Jan Finney with a brutal knee to the body in the second round to retain the Strikeforce women's featherweight championship.