A much-talked about 140 pound female fight between Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos and Yoko Takahashi that has been tentatively scheduled for several cards, is now apparently set to take place during EliteXC and CBS’ next installment of “Saturday Night Fights” on Oct. 4.
FiveOuncesOfPain.com learned of the news while speaking with EliteXC Vice President Jared Shaw on Monday.
Shaw indicated that as of now, the Cyborg vs. Takahashi matchup is not guaranteed to make the CBS telecast, which is only guaranteed to show bouts between Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock, Gina Carano vs. Kelly Kobald-Gavin, Jake Shields vs. Paul Daley, and Murilo “Ninja” Rua vs. Benji Radach.
As of now, the plan is to show the Cyborg vs. Takahashi matchup in its entirety on a tape-delay basis if time permits. If time does not permit, EliteXC is hopeful that CBS will be able to air highlights of the fight.
Regardless of what form the fight airs in, Shaw believes the Cyborg vs. Takahashi matchup is great incentive for fight fans planning to attend the show in Ft. Lauderdale at the BankAtlantic Arena to show up early in order to catch the preliminary portion of the card.