Found December 18, 2011 on Cage Writer:
PLAYERS: Cristiane Santos
In her first fight in a year and a half, Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos took no time to stop Hiroko Yamanaka and retain her belt at the Strikeforce fights in San Diego on Saturday night. Santos landed a flush right to drop Yamanaka right off the bell. Yamanaka got back to her feet, but Santos inundated her with another flurry of shots. The fight was stopped at just 16 seconds in the first round. "I'm very happy. I trained hard for a year and a half, and I want to fight more. This was a Christmas gift for you guys," Santos said after the bout. Showtime commentator asked her about a bout with up-and-coming fighter Ronda Rousey. "I think she speaks too much. I'm ready anywhere, any time." Santos has cut through the women's featherweight division and doesn't have many other opponents of interest. Her last four fights have ended in a TKO or KO, and her record stands at 11-1. Yamanaka, who has spent most of her career in the Japanese promotion Jewe...

Strikeforce: Melendez Vs. Masvidal Predictions & Analysis

In the Main Event of the evening Gilbert Melendez puts his Strikeforce Lightweight title on the line against Jorge Masvidal in what should be a high-paced, action-packed fight. The co-main event sees the new face of women's MMA Christiane “Cyborg” Santos return from a fourteen-month layoff to defend her title against Japanese import Hiroko Yamanaka. Related posts: Gina Carano...

Strikeforce 37: Cristiane Santos Vs. Hiroko Yamanaka

Strikeforce 37: Cristiane Santos Vs. Hiroko Yamanaka

MMA: Bloody Elbow's Brent Brookhouse Has It All Wrong About Women's MMA

  You have to love a journalist that fails to do their due diligence. Bloody Elbow’s Brent Brookhouse recently wrote an article about Gilbert Melendez and Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos being the new “face” of Strikeforce, but in his article he “quoted,” and I use the term loosely, Miesha Tate. Brookhous asserts “Tate said something that made no sense to me when she...

Check out this gallery from Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal

Tracy Lee caught plenty of great images from Saturday's Strikeforce fights, including Cristiane Santos' dominance, Gilbert Melendez's win, and plenty of undercard action.
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