Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos has just re-weighed in at 150 pounds to face Hitomi Akano, which is a half pound above the maximum limit set previously this evening by the CSAC. However, the commission has decided to let the bout continue as planned with Cyborg at 150 pounds.
FiveOuncesOfPain.com is on the scene in San Jose where we have learned from Akano’s representatives that she is declining on the fight.
No official word as to whether the bout will proceed or not has been made as of yet. Stay tuned to FiveOuncesOfPain.com as we continue to provide you with the latest news on this unfolding development.
Santos had originally weighed in at 152 pounds for the scheduled 145 pound match up with Akano. She was given until 11 pm ET to get her weight down to 149.5 pounds. Akano weighed in at 143.5 pounds and the commission would not allow the fight to take place unless the weight differential was no greater than six pounds.
Cyborg will be fined 20% of her purse for the failure to make the contracted weight limit if the bout is to proceed. 10% of the deduction will go to Akano and the other 10% will go to to the CSAC.