Strikeforce Catfight MMA Style: Gina Carano vs. Cristiane Cyborg Santos

Posted By: The Ski Channel on August 14, 2009 10:52 am


The 145-pound Strikeforce MMA female crown is up for grabs on Saturday as Gina “Conviction” Carano fights Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos. Carano has a 7-0 record via 3 (T)KOs, 1 submission, 3 decisions. Santos has a 7-1 record via 5 (T)Kos and 2 decisions in her wins and one loss by submission. The pretty faced Carano is the underdog that is not given the respect she deserves because of her looks. The Lake Tahoe sportsbooks have Santos’ odds at -200 and Carano’s odds at +160

Gina Carano was born in Dallas County, Texas and daughter of Dallas Cowboys backup quarterback Glenn Carano. She started her career as a Muay Thai kickboxer.

Cristiane Santos is a Brazilian mixed martial artist with Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills. She trains with her husband Evangelista Santos at the Chute Boxe Academy.

The fight airs on Showtime this Saturday Aug 15 at 10:30PM ET.