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Cris "Cyborg" Santos

Cristiane Justino Venancio Santos (born July 9, 1985) is a mma fighter and the Strikeforce Women's Middleweight (145 pound) Champion after defeating Gina Carano on Aug. 15, 2009. Her current record is 10-1.


BackgroundEdit

BiographyEdit

Cristiane was a national-level handball player in Brazil before being discovered by Rudimar Fedrigo, a Chute Boxe Academy trainer in 2004 while she was still in high school. After only three months of training in Muay Thai, Santos started training jiu-jitsu and had her first mma match.


MMA CareerEdit

Rough startEdit

After only a few months of training in March 2005, Santos lost her first mma match vs. Erica Paes via leg lock. It would be her only defeat.

thumb|left|400px|Santos vs. Erica Paes

Santos would continue training and face top fighter Vanessa Porto in November 2005, who she defeat by decsion.

thumb|left|400px|Santos vs. Vanessa Porto Part 2

Conquering BrazilEdit

Santos would continue havng success in Brazil throughout 2006, facing American Chris Schroeder, and Brazilians Elaine Santiago and Marise Vitoria, winning all by TKO.

thumb|left|400px|Santos vs. Marisa Vitoria

Cyborg Hits AmericaEdit

It would take one and a half years until Santos would get a fight in July 2008 when she signed with EliteXC. She had an instant impact by defeating top grappler Shayna Baszler via TKO.

thumb|left|400px|Santos vs. Shayna Baszler

She would face Japan's Yoko Takahasi to a decsion win in November 2008.

As EliteXC went into bankruptcy, Strikeforce aquired Santos's contract. Her first match was a controversial TKO win over Hitomi Akano, as Santos weighted in 5.5 pounders uver the scheduled 145 pound weight limit.


Biggest Match in Women's MMA HistoryEdit

Santos would face Gina Carano for the first ever 145 pound title in Strikeforce history. In what was the highest rated women's match in women's mma histroy, Santos would win the title and maintain her dominance in the divsion.

thumb|left|400px|Santos vs. Gina Carano

Strikeforce Title DefencesEdit

With her conquering of Carano, Santos would seek challenges from any and all comers. First off came the new nuymber one contender Marloes Coenen. The Dutch fight would be a challenge, but Santos would go on to win handily in the thrid round.

thumb|left|400px|Santos vs. Marloes Coenen
Hungry for another challenger, Strikeforce lined up 135 pounder Jan Finney, which wasn't much of a tatsk for Santos.

thumb|left|400px|Santos vs. Jan Finney Round 2

StatisticsEdit

Born

Curitba, Parana, Brazil

Fighting Out of San Diego, CA
Nickname Cyborg
HT 5'8
WT 145
Fighting Style Muay Thai, Jiu-jitsu, Chite Box
Home Gym http://www.thearenamma.com











MMA RecordEdit

Total

11
Wins 10
Loses 1
Knockouts 8
Decisions 2

Professional Fight RecordEdit

Result Opponent Method Round Time Event Date Location

Win

Jan Finney (3)

TKO

2

2:56

Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum

6/26/2010

San Jose, CA

Win

Matloes Coenen (3)

TKO

3

3:40

Strikeforce: Miami

1/30/2010

Sunrise, FL

Win

Gina Carano (2)

TKO

1

4:59

Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg

8/15/2009

San Jose, CA

Win

Hitomi Akano (1)

TKO

3

0:35

Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz

4/11/2009

San Jose, CA

Win

Yoko Takahashi

Decision

3

3:00

EliteXC Heat

10/4/2008

Sunrise, FL

Win

Shayna Baszler

TKO

2

2:48

EliteXC Unfinished Business

7/26/2008

Stockton, CA

Win

Marisa Vitoria

TKO

1

1:27

Storm Samurai 12

5/21/2006

Curitiba, Brazil

Win

Elaine Santiago

TKO

1

2:46

Storm Samurai 11

5/21/2006

Curitiba, Brazil

Win

Chris Schroeder

TKO

1

n/a

Storm Samurai 10

1/28/2006

Curitiba, Brazil

Win

Vanessa Porto

Decision

3

5:00

Storm Samurai 9

11/20/2005

Curitiba, Brazil

Loss

Erica Paes

Submission

(Knee Bar)

1

1:46

Show Fight 2

5/17/2005

Curitiba, Brazil























  1. Santos weighed in 5.5 pounds over
  2. Won the Strikeforce 145 pound title
  3. Defended the Strikeforce 145 pound title

WebsitesEdit

Official website

http://criscyborg.com/


Official twitter

http://twitter.com/criscyborg

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