‘Cyborg’ vs. Akano set for Strikeforce

Cris “Cyborg” Santos finally has an opponent for Strikeforce’s ‘Shamrock vs Diaz’ card. “Cyborg” will face Hitomi “Girlfight Monster” Akano in the lone female bout on the April 11th card in San Jose, CA.

PRO MMA (promma.info) received this official press release from Strikeforce confirming the bout. The Chute Boxe product has been believed to be on a collision course with popular female fighter; Gina Carano. Santos will need to get past Akano in order to keep interest in a potential bout with Carano elevated.

Rival forces from different worlds will meet when women’s mixed martial arts (MMA) sensation, Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos (6-1) of Brazil collides with “Smack Girl” Champion Hitomi “Girlfight Monster” Akano (14-5) of Japan, in a 145-pound showdown, live on Saturday, April 11, part of Strikeforce’s Shamrock vs. Diaz stacked fight card, and airing live on SHOWTIME from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.

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Cris ‘Cyborg’ Santos signs with Strikeforce, is Gina Carano next?

It has been reported that female fighter Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos has signed an exclusive deal with the San Jose based promotion Strikeforce. Apparently Santos was one of the 42 fighter contracts that was purchased by Strikeforce from Pro Elite last week.

In addition to purchasing the contracts, Strikeforce has also come to a broadcast agreement with Showtime and CBS – the former television partners of Elite XC.

When Elite XC closed its door last fall, a fight that many MMA fans were clamoring to see was Santos versus the so called “face of women’s MMA,” Gina Carano. It appears now that Strikeforce is set to inherit one of the highest profile female fights in history. The promotion has confirmed that Carano’s was also one of the contracts purchased, and they are in the process of modifying it to suit the star’s needs.

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Cris “Cyborg” Santos – Chute Boxe = Champion Factory, PRO MMA Exclusive Interview

Cris “Cyborg” Santos is determined to become the next among a long line of champions that have been produced by the legendary camp that has been greatly respected and feared by many for years, Chute Boxe.

Chute Boxe has produced numerous world champions over the years. Fighters such as Wanderlei Silva, Anderson Sila, and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua are just a few who have called Chute Boxe home at one point or another during each of their impressive careers.

It is this standard of excellence that Cris is looking to carry into ElieXC’s female division. Well known for her top notch muay-thai game and tenacious fighting style, Santos has been carving a path of destruction on her way to title contention and is currently riding a four-fight knockout streak. If she is victorious over Yoko Takahashi on October 4th at CBS EliteXC Saturday Night Fights, Santos will move herself one step closer to achieving the gold she so desires as most expect her to face the winner of the Carano/Kobold showdown.

PRO MMA (http://promma.info) had the opportunity to have a few words with Cris Santos recently and discussed her upcoming fight with Yoko, how she feels she matches up with Gina, and who to look out for coming from the Chute Boxe camp.

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Steve Mazzagatti on the Cyborg fight

PRO MMA exclusive with Steve Mazzagatti as he discusses what happened with Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos in her fight with Shayna Baszler when at one point Cyborg thought she had won the fight and jumped up on the top of the cage in victory before the fight was over. Be sure to look at the PRO … Read more