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“Cyborg” To Face Akano at Shamrock vs. Diaz

Cristiane 'Cyborg' Santos


Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos will return to action on April 11 as part of the “Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz” card to be held at the HP Pavilion in San Jose.  Her opponent will be fellow Strikeforce debutant Hitomi Akano, from Japan.

Though not the match-up many fight fans have long wanted to see, this fight should prove to be entertaining; a classic “grappler versus striker” battle, with a female twist. Santos sports four TKO victories and one submission loss on here 6-1 record. Akano has never been stopped in nineteen career fights, and eleven of her fourteen victories have come via submission.

For more information about the April 11 event, be sure to visit our Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz Rumors page.

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