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.