“Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg” Roster Complete

Written by Tom Ngo
August 10th, 2009


With their second major show of 2009 just days away, Strikeforce has finally released the official lineup for their highly anticipated “Strikeforece: Carano vs. Cyborg” event scheduled for this weekend inside the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.

Showtime will broadcast all of the main bouts beginning at 7:30PM ET/PT and will feature four title fights. For the first time ever, two females will headline a big time MMA promotion as the scintillating Gina Carano takes on the explosive Cristaine “Cyborg” Santos to become the first-ever women’s champion.

Here is a quick rundown of the other fighters slated to be fighting this coming Saturday:

Preliminary Bouts:

Isaiah Hill vs. Alex Trevino
Zak Bucia vs. James Terry
David “Tarzan” Douglas vs. Justin Wilcox
Mike Cook vs. Scott Lighty
Fabricio Werdum vs. Mike Kyle

Main Bouts:

Mitsuhiro Ishida vs. Gilbert Melendez (Strikeforce Interim Lightweight Champion)
Gegard Mousasi vs. Renato “Babalu” Sobral (Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion)
Nick Diaz vs. Jay Hieron (Open Strikeforce Welterweight Title)
Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos vs. Gina Carano (Open Strikeforce Women’s Title)

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