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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