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Gina Carano vs. Cris Cyborg official for 8/15

Posted on: June 6, 2009 11:10 pm
Edited on: June 7, 2009 12:46 am
 
One of the most anticipated MMA fights of the past year is finally signed and scheduled.

On Showtime Saturday night, they officially announced Gina Carano vs. Cris "Cyborg" Santos for Strikeforce's Aug. 15 event, to be broadcast on Showtime.

Also signed for that event: The long-awaited rematch for the Strikeforce lightweight title, as champion Josh Thomson battles former champ Gilbert Melendez .

It will be very interesting to see what kind of ratings Carano vs. Cyborg pulls in, and also to see what kind of fighting shape Carano is in after a 10-month layoff.

In addition, Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem was announced as fighting on the 8/15 show with no opponent named at this time. His opponent may depend on the result of Arlovski vs. Rogers, and how banged up the winner of that fight is.

UPDATE: Brett Rogers knocked out Andrei Arlovski in 22 seconds, and didn't appear to have a scratch on him afterward.

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BEAT_DOWN
Since: Feb 6, 2009
Posted on: June 12, 2009 11:35 am
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Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: June 8, 2009 9:09 pm
 

Gina Carano vs. Cris Cyborg official for 8/15

Gina's conditioning is not as bad as it seems. The weight classes in EliteXC were a little strange so she was forced to drop more weight than she will now. Expect Gina to be even better. Eliminate the forced stamina issues and Gina will be a much better fighter than she was previously. I expect her to do very well. It's unfortunate for Gina she has to start this phase of her career against Cyborg.





Since: Oct 10, 2007
Posted on: June 8, 2009 4:08 pm
 

Gina Carano vs. Cris Cyborg official for 8/15

I say Carano by decision.  Just can't see her losing.



Since: Jul 22, 2008
Posted on: June 8, 2009 2:56 pm
 

Gina Carano vs. Cris Cyborg official for 8/15

I like Gina's tenacity, but Cyborg is exactly that a Cyborg... Plus Gina's conditioning hasn't been so hot and after 10 months of ring rust...?



Since: Jul 26, 2008
Posted on: June 8, 2009 1:17 pm
 

Gina Carano vs. Cris Cyborg official for 8/15

"One of the most anticipated MMA fights of the past year is finally signed and scheduled."

Personally, I think that statement is over-exaggerated. Sure it will be a cool little novelty fight that has been long-awaited by...some people?!?! Personally, I'd rather watch any fight in UFC including the T.U.F.

It will get my attention for like 2.2 seconds like the Jose Canseco MMA thing did.



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: June 8, 2009 10:30 am
 

Gina Carano vs. Cris Cyborg official for 8/15

Carano will be fine. She doesn't have the American Gladiators taking up all her time now so she should be able to focus strickly on training for this fight. She probably already preparing being just 8 weeks away.



Since: Jan 29, 2008
Posted on: June 8, 2009 10:15 am
 

Beauty and the Beast

should be a good fight..it will be interesting to see how gina handles cyborg's power



Since: Mar 9, 2007
Posted on: June 8, 2009 12:18 am
 

Gina Carano vs. Cris Cyborg official for 8/15

Cyborg is a beast, but Gina is no slouch.  She might have been just a pretty face in the beginning, but she has shown she can fight.

I don't think Gina has the ability to finish Cris, but if it goes the distance, I'd take Gina in the decision.  Cris could very well TKO Carano in the 2nd or 3rd though.



Since: Mar 1, 2007
Posted on: June 7, 2009 11:13 am
 

Gina Carano vs. Cris Cyborg official for 8/15

Carano by unanimous decision. Too smart. They will game-plan this to the last dotted i, and if she sticks to it without trying to brawl, she will win handily.



Since: Apr 18, 2009
Posted on: June 7, 2009 4:49 am
 

Cyborg in three.

We'll see what happens. I'm hoping this fight opens up the fan base for women's martial arts. Both these fighters have a great set of gams I noticed, Cyborg's is better though, BTW. And, i don't think i've ever seen anyone make chewing gum look so sexy as Gina does. I'm going Cyborg by KO late in round three.


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