Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos

criscyborg3Nickname: Cyborg

Born in 1985

Home: Brazil

Style: Muay Thay/BJJ

Team: Chute Boxe

Division: Over 60kg

MMA Record: 8 – 1 – 0

The two best pound for pound female MMA figthers in the world will be at ADCC Barcelona 2009, under 60kg  Megumi “Mega Megu” Fujii,  with her incredible record of 18-0-0, and over 60kg the we will have the pleasure to watch the most important female fighter in the history of  MMA, Cyborg will face a another great challenge fighting the best grapplers in the world, names like Penny Thomas, Lana Stefanac and Hannette Staack among others.Cris-Cyborg-289x300

After August 15th,when she astonished the world with an impressive TKO over Gina Carano in the last second of the first round at Strikeforce,  to everyone that watch the fight it is no question that Cris Cyborg is now the most dangerous  MMA fighter in the world,  the remaining question is if her grappling have improved enough to overcame the years of hard work in the tatamis and tournaments that the other ADCC fighters have on their back.

Bio:  Cristiane Justino Venancio Santos (July 9, 1985) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist. She currently trains at the Chute Boxe Academy alongside her husband Evangelista Santos. Both she and her husband share the nickname “Cyborg”. On August 15, 2009, Santos defeated Gina Carano by TKO for the inaugural Strikeforce Women’s Lightweight (145-Pound) Championship, making her the first women’s champion in that promotion’s history.

While the 145-pound division is normally referred to as featherweight, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker announced at the post-fight press conference that Santos’s title will be the Strikeforce Women’s Lightweight Championship.


New Chalenge for Cris Cyborg!

criscyborgmmaADCC 2009 News names and the top female MMA fighter Cris Cyborg in ADCC

ADCC has just confirmed that the top female fighter in the World in her weight Strikeforce Champion Cristiane “Cyborg” is competing in the +60KG division in ADCC 2009. Cyborg is coming of a great performance in which she defeaeted Superstar Gina Carano in the main event of the last Striforce.

Other competitors announced:

-99KG Marcio “Pe de Pano” Cruz – Pano is a former ADCC Champion and UFC veteran –

-99KG Renato “Babalu” Sobral – Sobral is a former Strikeforce Champion and ADCC veteran.

-87.9kg Gunnar Nelson. Iceland

-76.9kg Ben Askren. USA

In other news Roberto Abreu will move up to +99kg,


Also announced was in theadditiion of current World Champion  Luanna Alzuguir. Brazil in the ladies -60KG category. With the two new names the ladies fields are now complete:

Females +60kg


1. Hannette Staack. USA

2. Penny Thomas. USA

3. Hitomi Hiraiwa. Japan

4. Rosângela Conceição. Brazil

5. Ida Hansson. Sweden

6. Shanti Abelha. Denmark

7. Lana Stephanac. USA

8. Cristiane Cyborg. USA

Females -60kg

1. Kyra Gracie. Brazill

2. Sayaka Shioda. Japan

3. Megumi Fujii. Japan

4. Michelle Tavares. Brazil

5. Laurence Cousin. France

6. Ina Steffensen. Denmark

7. Hillary Williams. USA

8. Luanna Alzuguir. Brazil

Source: Kid Peligro/ADCC NEWS