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.
Contract with @StrikeForce SIGNED! Stay tuned for next fight info! http://t.co/YUxAyJb
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.