Cyborg to defend female title against Finney

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Strikeforce women’s middleweight (145-pound) champion Cris “Cyborg” Santos is set to return to action as part of the Strikeforce and M-1 Global co-promoted event on June 26 in San Jose, Calif. Now she has an opponent. Cyborg will defend her belt against veteran fighter Jan Finney.

Finney has a mediocre record of 8-7 that belies her abilities. A strong striker, Finney’s losses have come against the best female fighters in the world, taking Julie Kedzie, Meisha Tate, and Erin Toughill to decisions.

A heavyweight showdown between Fedor Emelianenko and Fabricio Werdum headlines the June 26 event at the HP Pavilion

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