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Cris “Cyborg” eyeing August fight outside of Strikeforce

After nearly a year of waiting for a call from Strikeforce it appears 145-pound female title-holder Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos is prepared to take matters into her own hands by opting to compete on an August 6 card in Brazil.

Santos has been out of action since a June 2010 knockout of Jan Finney based on the status of her contract in addition to a lack of legitimate contenders at her weight.

“Cyborg” first referred to the possibility of competing in front of her countrymen via Twitter. Meanwhile, Rudimar Fedrigo, her manager and head trainer at Chute Boxe Academy, elaborated on the situation to Brazilian outlet Tatame where he explained he expected to know more in the next few days but labeled the summer date as “99% set”.

The explosive 25-year old Santos has won ten straight fights since losing her MMA debut in 2005. Eight of those victories have come by way of TKO including those against respected peers like Shayna Baszler, Hitomi Akano, Gina Carano, and Strikeforce 135-pound champ Marloes Coenen.


  • Rece Rock says:

    “…a lack of legitimate contenders at her weight.”

    Yeah that’s the problem… it was more entertaining seeing her ringside at her husbands fight with Diaz… atleast we saw something different?!? She dominates her opponents, which isn’t a bad thing but it becomes repeatitive and stale. This is why we won’t see a WUFC any time soon if ever.

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    This whole situation sucks for Chris, SF should be able to match her up with somebody, I dont really belive it was a case of all the other ladies at 145 saying the refuse to fight somebody as good as Chris.

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  • TerribleT says:

    Since there’s a definite lack of female challengers for her it’s really too bad that she’s not allowed to fight some of the men in the featherweight (145 lbs.)division. I’d definitely pay to see that. or better yet to even up the odds let her fight some of the men the bantamweight (135 lbs.)division. Now that’d be some awesome entertainment !

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