All of the participates slated to be competing in tomorrow night’s “Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz” tipped the scales today inside of the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. Frank Shamrock and Nick Diaz will headline the card as they will be meeting at a catch-weight of 179 pounds.
Female sensation Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos missed her required 146-pound weight limit by six astronomical pounds. She was given until 8PM PDT to lose two-and-a-half pounds and reach the 149.5 lb limit.
The California State Athletic Commission will only sanction the bout if Santos is able to come within six pounds of her opponent Hitomi Akano, who came in at 143.5 pounds.
It was a costly mistake for Santos, as she was fined 20% of her purse. Akano and the CSAC will equally split the proceeds.
Shingo Kohara (136) vs. Jeremy Tavares (134.5)
Zak Bucia (170) vs. James Terry (170)
Raul Castillo (183) vs. Brandon Michaels (187.5)#
Waylon Kennell (185.5) vs. Eric Lawson (186)
Buck Meredith (185) vs. Luke Rockhold (186)
Ron “Abongo” Humphrey (239.5) vs. Brett Rogers (262.5)
Hitomi Akano (143.5) vs. Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos (152)*
Benji Radach (184) vs. Scott Smith (184)
Rodrigo Damm (154.5) vs. Gilbert Melendez (154)
Nick Diaz (180) vs. Frank Shamrock (180)
# – Michaels failed to meet the required 186-pound weight limit. He was fined 20% of his purse and the two will meet at a catch-weight of 187.5 pounds.
* – Missed weight on first attempt (146-pound fight); Santos has been given two hours to drop two-and-a-half additional pounds.