Cyborg develops "Special Game" for Gina Carano

by Marcelo Alonso | source: sherdog.com
 

Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos, though she has become feared for her brutish stand-up skills, believes she has a marked advantage over Gina Carano on the ground. Time may soon tell.

The two will meet for the 145-pound women’s championship in the main event at Strikeforce “Carano vs. Cyborg” on Aug. 15 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. It has been hailed as the most significant fight in the history of female mixed martial arts.

The 23-year-old Chute Boxe Academy standout plans to exploit Carano’s weaknesses.

“She comes from muay Thai and knows jiu-jitsu but is better standing up than on the ground,” Santos said. “I look for the muay Thai game in all my fights, but I’m also prepared to fight on the ground. I’ll keep the fight standing up and look for the knockout, but I’m preparing a special game for this fight, because whoever commits the fewest mistakes will win.”

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Moth2Flame site profile image  

7/6/09 1:45 PM by Moth2Flame

*rolls eyes*I like her but I respect her as a fighter and she's a cool person.

Leigh site profile image  

7/6/09 11:38 AM by Leigh

best post on this thread

OriginalTUFer site profile image  

7/6/09 11:34 AM by OriginalTUFer

No but I have a lot empathy for my favorite fighters. And, admittedly, I have more for Carano because she is a beautiful woman that I am sexually attracted to.

OctopusFighter site profile image  

7/6/09 11:32 AM by OctopusFighter

Sorry, are you talking about Cyborg or Gina here?

Moth2Flame site profile image  

7/6/09 11:29 AM by Moth2Flame

  I really hope so but I am worried that Gina's going to get hurt. I am a wreck when Gina fights, much worse than when Hughes and Franklin fight. Gina against that beast Cyborg? It's going to be difficult for me to watch. aww, are you her dad?

OriginalTUFer site profile image  

7/6/09 9:27 AM by OriginalTUFer

I really hope so but I am worried that Gina's going to get hurt. I am a wreck when Gina fights, much worse than when Hughes and Franklin fight. Gina against that beast Cyborg? It's going to be difficult for me to watch.  

AmericanPsychoMMA site profile image  

7/6/09 9:22 AM by AmericanPsychoMMA

I am sure Carano has a special game for Cyborg as well.

Steve4192 site profile image  

7/6/09 9:17 AM by Steve4192

That could have something to do with the fact that all of her opponents have been 135 pound grapplers rather than strikers her own size.  To say her opponents have all been mediocre on the feet is being quite generous.  Sloppy strikers usually look great when they are smashing wrestlers & jiu jitsu specialists, but tend to get exposed when the face someone with superior technical striking skills.  Gina is going to disrupt her timing/rhythm with teeps and then pick her apart with straight punches right down the pipe.   

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7/6/09 8:48 AM by uniden

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ThEUniT site profile image  

7/6/09 6:28 AM by ThEUniT

Cyborg has a weird muay thai style. It is real sloppy but it always seems to connect.I think people underestamate her because they see her as not technical. This fight Gina will be tested should be good.