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Following overnight drama, Cyborg vs. Akano back on for tonight

At yesterdays weigh-ins for tonight’s Strikeforce event, Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos came in ridiculously overweight for her scheduled 145 pound fight with Hiutomi Akano.

Cyborg originally hit the scales at 152 pounds which placed her seven pounds over the bouts agreed weight, and six pounds above the weight classes normal absolute limit.

The California State Athletic Commission gave Santos until 11 pm ET to get her weight down to 149.5 pounds. Akano had weighed in at 143.5 for the bout and the CSAC would not all of for the fight to go forward until the gap in weight was no greater than six pounds.

Just past 11 pm ET Santos hit the scales at 150 pounds even, and even though she missed the mark by a half pound, the commission agreed to let the bout take place. was the first to report that Akano was originally declining on the bout following the second weigh in, but it seems as though there have seem some late night back and forth negotiations between Strikeforce and Akano and her camp that have managed to salvage the fight.

The bout will take place as planned, outside of the huge weight differential in Cyborg’s favor, this evening at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.

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