The top pound-for-pound female fighter in MMA is here to stay.

After a prolonged standoff, Strikeforce and women’s middleweight champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos have finally come to a contract agreement.

Master Rudimar Fedrigo, Santos’ manager, confirmed to Full Contact Fighter that Santos had renewed her contract with the promotion.

There wasn’t many details surrounding the deal, but Fedrigo said that he was “very happy” that Santos would be continuing her Strikeforce journey.

Over the past few weeks, the negotiations to renew the champ’s contract seemed to be dead in the water. Reports began emerging that Santos had decided to part ways with Strikeforce and join the world of professional wrestling in the WWE.

It’s been over a year since Santos last fought. Since dominating Gina Carano for the middleweight title, Santos has soared to the top of the female ranks.

Can Strikeforce finally find this Brazilian destroyer the consistent competition she craves?

Stay tuned to Bleacher Report for more details on this developing story.

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