Strikeforce Female 145-Pound Championship
Gina Carano vs. Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos
Cyborg attacks with a flurry and she’s roughing Carano up. Cyborg attempts to suplex Carano, but ends up on the bottom. Cyborg goes for a heel hook. Carano stays patient and escapes. The women stand and Cyborg again ends up on the bottom after trying to toss her opponent. Carano takes the mount and pounds away as the crowd goes crazy. Cyborg gets to half guard and Carano stands. Cyborg follows and again beats Carano up against the fence with both hands. Carano is covering up, but she’s hanging in there. Carano is tired. Cyborg throws Carano down and Cyborg lets her back up. The Brazilian jabs the head and gets in a right hook. With 75 seconds remaining, the fighters clinch and Cyborg walks her prey to the cage. Cyborg trips Carano to the canvas and begins to work from half guard. Cyborg goes for a keylock and Carano escapes. Cyborg stands in the guard of Carano and unloads. Cyborg throws a knee on Carano to stabalize her position. Right hand after right hand connect, and with one second remaining, referee Josh Rosenthal steps in to halt the contest.