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Gina Carano and Cris Cyborg Will Do Their Best to Make 145 Pounds in Strikeforce Title Fight

(Cristiane "Cris Cyborg" Santos tosses around her 200-pound husband during a Showtime photoshoot. Click all images for larger versions. Photos courtesy of via Fightlinker.)

MMA Junkie passes along some details on the August 15th Strikeforce title fight between Gina Carano (7-0) and Cristiane "Cris Cyborg" Santos (7-1), informing us that the match is scheduled for five three-minute rounds, and will be contested at a weight of 145 pounds. So in other words, women can fight for 15 minutes just like the boys, as long as it’s in the context of a blockbuster title fight. (Yay, equality!)

Of course, that "145" is the more troubling number when it comes to these two. Cyborg famously came in seven pounds over the 145-pound limit for her last fight against Hitomi Akano, while Carano’s long history of scale fails include weighing in at 144.5 for a 140-pound fight against Kaitlin Young, and the infamous naked-behind-a-towel situation prior to her scrap with Kelly Kobold in October. While Cyborg blamed "woman problems" for missing weight, Carano probably should have been competing at 145 all along — though after a 10-month layoff, missing weight again is always a possibility. Good luck to both of these dangerous, water-retaining warriors.

"Carano vs. Cyborg" will be held at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California; tickets go on sale this Monday.

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cabj1905- June 11, 2009 at 8:44 pm
I don't see the point in making a 5-round 15-minute fight. Just make them fight 5-minute rounds already. It's not like the female fighters themselves are against it; they want to fight within the unified rules of MMA. I'd rather see a three round 15 minute fight than five rounds of 3... this is just silly.
JoseMonkey- June 11, 2009 at 7:31 pm
I have to admit, I thought the same thing. The double leg photo doesn't even look like her. Whoever that is is kinda cute. Photoshop ftw.
MC Obscene- June 11, 2009 at 7:06 pm
I just bought my tickets for presale club members. 7th row on the floor from the cage...woohoo! This event is going to be awesome!!
LOCKCAPSHAL- June 11, 2009 at 6:21 pm
i also predict they come in over weight and Gina loses by KO.
Dmonicideals- June 11, 2009 at 5:09 pm
My 5$ says this fight will be "adjusted" to 150 lbs, sometime before the fight. Like, at the weigh-ins.
CJ- June 11, 2009 at 4:01 pm
Women's MMA is stupid. The only reason this fight is remotely worth watching is because one of the women is kinda sexy when she's not too chubby and the other looks like a dude. (AND they both have good records).

That said, in the pic where she's got cyborg up in the air after the double leg, she actually looks kind of cute. Anyone else see that? Maybe she just needs to smile more.
Titos Head- June 11, 2009 at 2:53 pm
Its Big Nog with Tits!
raspberrymight- June 11, 2009 at 2:37 pm
its not equality though is it? 5 rounds at 3 mins long means longer breaks, and it doesn't really matter when both claim to be trying to represent a serious side to women in mma while coming in waayyyy overweight for previous fights, which is hella unprofessional in the first place, then like cyborg blaming it on a period? making a joke out of the profession for the other women that work hard to not let mundane month to month things like that get in the way.

that being said cyborg is a beast, if she's a little more controlled while using her power, keeping that penis firmly tucked away, and picking her shots I don't see her being seriously challenged
Cookie Monster- June 11, 2009 at 1:26 pm
holy shit, cyborg is hitting a double leg on a two hundred pound man like its nothing. what a fuckin freak.

@cagerage...for sure they take turns, thats why they in love of course, perfect sparring partners. you pound me, i pound you, yahoo! but if you're question is who has a bigger penis? Cris for sure. her jaw line is a dead give away. god help poor ginas pretty face.
Pingu- June 11, 2009 at 1:25 pm
Because fat Carano won't sell as many PPV's as hot Carano.
PingPong- June 11, 2009 at 1:02 pm
Why didn't they just set the fight at 180 lbs, that way nobody misses weight?
mayhem- June 11, 2009 at 12:48 pm
@agentsmith & NECROPHYTE:
Lap Dancing... now thats a sport!
Cage Rage- June 11, 2009 at 12:43 pm
I wonder who takes it and who receives it in the relationship
agentsmith- June 11, 2009 at 12:29 pm

I like to think of pole-dancing as more of a vocation.
BeastUnleashed- June 11, 2009 at 12:28 pm
Damn. I want Cyborg so bad.
NECROPHYTE- June 11, 2009 at 12:28 pm
T-shirt worthy
agentsmith-"One Cyborg is a tough-looking dude with tats and the other is a tough-looking dude with tits."
agentsmith- June 11, 2009 at 12:28 pm
Women's tennis is okay... you can just close your eyes and listen to the woman-grunts.
NECROPHYTE- June 11, 2009 at 12:27 pm
Is pole dancing a sport?
vyapaar- June 11, 2009 at 12:26 pm
man I wish I was holding that towel during her weigh in.
Fedor vs. Bas- June 11, 2009 at 12:22 pm
women's mma...


Serously, other than beach volleyball, what other woman's sport is worth watching? Do you guys follow the WNBA this closely?
NECROPHYTE- June 11, 2009 at 12:21 pm
hahaha! asshole :D
agentsmith- June 11, 2009 at 12:21 pm
One Cyborg is a tough-looking dude with tats and the other is a tough-looking dude with tits.
831 Son- June 11, 2009 at 12:19 pm
@ Necrophyte: Yea kinda gay.

I would hate to be with Cyborg. That dude is an idiot.
HAL_13- June 11, 2009 at 12:19 pm
NECROPHYTE- June 11, 2009 at 12:12 pm
Dem Cris Cyborg thighs kinda look good. I hope that doesn't make me gay.