“Cyborg” poised to move up pound-for-pound rankings

Strikeforce should not be blamed for continually referring to Gina Carano and Cristiana “Cyborg” Santos as the two top pound-for-pound female fighters during their lead up to Saturday’s fight. As a promoter they are entitled, and almost required, to speak in such grandiose terms — Gus Johnson screaming “Cyborg has tasted Gina’s power” while Carano is being pummeled is another story.

It is likely they will now promote Santos as the Fedor of women’s MMA, but the simple fact of the matter is that it is not true.

When dealing with a women’s pound-for-pound discussion, four names come to mind: Megumi Fujii, Yuka Tsuji, Tara Larosa, and Miku Matsumoto.

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Japan MMA – Valkyrie 1 Results

The Valkyrie 1, all female MMA event took place November 8, at the Differ Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan. SmackGirl champion, Yuka Tsuji fought the SmackGirl Cinderella tournament winner, V Hajime. The fight results are as follows: Mamiko Mizoguchi fought Sakura Nakamura to a Draw Madoka Ebihara defeated Akiko Naito via Submission(armbar) in Rd. 1 Roxanne … Read more