Cris Cyborg Rejoices In Quick Victory Over CaranoAugust 16th, 2009 - 6:08 pm ICT by GD
Cris “Cyborg” Santos a 145 pound mix- martial art champion was pronounced the first Strikeforce female with her victory score (8-1) in the Women’s Championship. Santos of Curitiba Brazil won after she skillfully managed to maneuver over opponent Gina Carano( from Las Vegas) who faced her very first loss (7-1).
The martial art fight match took place in HP Pavilion in San Jose amid an audience of 13524 people.
The fast-paced fight caught the audience’s attention right from the start. Cyborg appealed with her much bigger size. She looked stronger than Gina Carano. Carano displayed the never say-die attitude and refused to give in, landing a good share of strikes, holding Cyborg onto the ground.
Nevertheless, when Cyborg’s punches came, her persistence dwindled in no time. Cyborg struck Carano with 12 consecutive hits before the referee Joseph Rosenthal interrupted at 4:59 of the first round as a protective measure for the brutally battered Carano. Rosenthal soon stopped the fight by signaling that the match was over.
“I want to thank Gina Carano for the opportunity and I want to thank the fans”, “The key tonight was five years of training”, said the winner. Carano showed the true spirit of an athlete when she sportingly complimented her opponent at her victory by hugging her in the cage later and appreciating her efforts, but refrained from commenting during Showtime broadcast. Cyborg has initially delineated her winning spirit on April 11th defeating Hitomi Akano in the debut match of Strikeforce. She incorporates the Jiu-jitsu martial art techniques and trains at the Chute Box Academy. She begun with her U.S. debut in July 26th 2008 winning against Shayna Baszler.
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