Cris ‘Cyborg’ Santos Signs New Deal with Strikeforce

August 25, 2011
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Cris "Cyborg" Santos

Strikeforce champion Cris "Cyborg" Santos

Stirkeforce 145-pound women’s champion Cris ‘Cyborg’ Santos has re-signed with the promotion according to her management team.

Santos announced the news via her website on Wednesday.

There were no details regarding the length of time or amount of fights on the new deal, but the release stated they were hoping to have a fight for Santos soon.

It’s been over a year since Santos stepped foot in the Strikeforce cage to defend her title. In her last defense, Santos blasted through Jan Finney to move to 4-0 in the promotion.

While Santos’ resigning is good news for the Brazilian and for women’s MMA, the only downside is that Strikeforce seemingly still has no viable opponents for her to face.

In the interim of her absence, Strikeforce has signed and continued to build several women’s fighters, but it doesn’t appear any major contenders have emerged for Santos at 145 pounds. will have more information on Santos’ next fight when it becomes available.

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  • Unador

    She’s a beast. Let her fight some of the men, she can take em.

  • judo johnson

    yep she will kick ass on whoever she fights woman or man WAR CYBORG

  • Prodigy815

    Yes because she is part man haha

  • BigGuy

    Enough with the women’s MMA already. It’s as exciting as women’s boxing. When was the last time you watched women’s boxing??

    • Unador

      boxing? pfft
      when was the last time I watched boxing period? Let alone women’s boxing.
      Only the lighter guys are enjoyable to watch because they stay busy. Still boring as hell if noone is going for the finish.
      Female MMA isn’t that bad, and it can only get better. Besides, it’s MMA, it needs out support.
      and Cyborg fights as viscous and aggressive as any man I’ve ever seen, perhaps moreso.
      and Tate is on par with some of the men with her ground game.
      and then there is the fact that their women. Tate is drop dead sexy gorgous.
      Sex sells. Hence the octagon girls.
      You really think we have to have people carry signs letting us know what round it is?

  • Darren2112

    if she hasnt fought in over a year and has no fights planned, why is she still in the top 10 rankings?

    • Unador

      Probably because of low population.

      Then again, I’ve seen comments on this board referencing the same stipulations for some of the top ten ranked men.

      Perhaps the guidlines are there for mmaweekly to use at their discretion?