Born in 1985
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.
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.