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Carano-Cyborg Winner To Be Crowned First Strikeforce 145-Pound Women’s Champion

Cristiane "Cyborg" SantosThe winner of the anticipated August 15th matchup between Gina Carano and Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos will be crowned the first-ever Strikefore 145-pound women’s champion, the promotion recently announced.

Carano-Cyborg, which will feature 5 3-minute rounds as opposed to the 5 5-minute rounds of male title bouts, headlines the Showtime-televised card, which takes place at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.

The event is also slated to feature a rematch between Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson and Gilbert Melendez as well as a heavyweight championship bout pitting current title-holder Alistair Overeem against Brett Rogers.

Tickets for the event go on sale to the public beginning at 10am ET on Monday, June 15th.

For more on the recently-announced event click here.

[Pictured: Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos]

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