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Cristiane Santos
Cristiane Santos
Personal information
Born Cristiane Justino Venâncio
July 9, 1985 (1985-07-09) (age 32)
Curitiba, Brazil
Nickname "Cyborg"
Nationality Brazil Flag Brazil
Listed height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Listed weight 144.6 lb (65.6 kg; 10.33 st)[2]
Reach 68 in (173 cm)
Career information
Division Featherweight, Super Bantamweight (MMA) 140 pounds, Super Featherweight (MMA) 150 pounds
Style Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling
Fought out of San Diego, California, United States
Team Chute Boxe Academy
The Arena MMA
Atos Jiu-Jitsu
Years active 2005–present
MMA Record
Wins 18
Loses 1
No contest 1

Cristiane Justino Venancio Santos (born July 9, 1985) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who is the current UFC Women's Featherweight Champion. She is a former Strikeforce Women's Featherweight Champion and former Invicta FC World Featherweight Champion. Santos won the Strikeforce title on August 15, 2009 by defeating Gina Carano via TKO.[1] She lives in San Diego where she trains at The Arena, one of the premier MMA gyms in the United States.

Santos is currently the #4-ranked pound-for-pound female MMA fighter in the world by MMARising.com[2] and the #1-ranked 145-pound female fighter according to the Unified Women's MMA Rankings.[3][4]

Early lifeEdit

Cristiane was a national-level handball player in Brazil before being discovered by Rudimar Fedrigo, a Chute Boxe Academy trainer.[5]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

She made her anticipated United States MMA debut on July 26, 2008 against Shayna Baszler at EliteXC: Unfinished Business.[6] She won the fight by TKO in the second round.[7]

She faced Yoko Takahashi on October 4, 2008 at EliteXC: Heat.She won the fight by unanimous decision.[8]

Cristiane was scheduled to face Dutch submission specialist Marloes Coenen at XMMA 7 on February 27, 2009,[9] but backed out of the fight after signing a new contract with Strikeforce.[10] Santos earned a BJJ Purple Belt under her jiu-jitsu instructor Cristiano Marcello in 2009.[11]

StrikeforceEdit

She later signed to fight for Strikeforce,[10] which greatly increased the chance that a fight with Gina Carano would take place. In her Strikeforce debut, Santos faced Hitomi Akano on April 11, 2009 at Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz. Santos came in six pounds overweight for the fight. Akano originally rejected the fight due to Santos failing to make weight but later accepted the fight.[12].Santos defeated Akano by TKO in the third round.[13]

Santos fought Gina Carano on August 15, 2009 at Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg for the Women's Featherweight Championship. Santos won via TKO at 4:59 of the 5:00 first round.[14] The card was the first time that a major promotion had featured a main event between women. After the match, Santos hugged Carano, and stated in her interview that she had the utmost respect for Carano, and that it was an honor to fight her.

Santos next defended her title against Dutch standout Marloes Coenen at a Strikeforce event on January 30, 2010.[15] Santos won the fight via TKO at 3:40 of round 3.[16]

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker has stated that the next challenger for Santos will most likely be Erin Toughill.[17]

Personal lifeEdit

Cristiane is married to MMA fighter Evangelista Santos.[6]

MMA recordEdit

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 18–1 (1) Tonya Evinger TKO (knees) UFC 214 02017-
July
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July 29, 2017
3 1:56 Anaheim, California, United States Won the vacant UFC Women's Featherweight Championship.
Win 17–1 (1) Lina Länsberg TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Cyborg vs. Lansberg 02016-
September
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Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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September 24, 2016
2 2:29 Brasília, Brazil Catchweight (140 lbs) bout.
Win 16–1 (1) Leslie Smith TKO (punches) UFC 198 02016-
May
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May 14, 2016
1 1:21 Curitiba, Brazil Catchweight (140 lbs) bout.
Win 15–1 (1) Daria Ibragimova KO (punches) Invicta FC 15: Cyborg vs. Ibragimova 02016-
January
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January 16, 2016
1 4:58 Costa Mesa, California, United States Defended the Invicta FC Featherweight Championship.
Win 14–1 (1) Faith Van Duin TKO (knee to the body and punches) Invicta FC 13: Cyborg vs. Van Duin 02015-
July
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July 9, 2015
1 0:45 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Defended the Invicta FC Featherweight Championship. Performance of the Night.
Win 13–1 (1) Charmaine Tweet TKO (punches) Invicta FC 11: Cyborg vs. Tweet 02015-
February
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February 27, 2015
1 0:46 Los Angeles, California, United States Defended the Invicta FC Featherweight Championship. Performance of the Night.
Win 12–1 (1) Marloes Coenen TKO (punches and elbows) Invicta FC 6: Coenen vs. Cyborg 02013-07-13July 13, 2013 4 4:10 Kansas City, Missouri, United States Won the inaugural Invicta FC Featherweight Championship.
Win 11–1 (1) Fiona Muxlow TKO (knees and punches) Invicta FC 5: Penne vs. Waterson 02013-04-05April 5, 2013 1 3:46 Kansas City, Missouri, United States Invicta FC Featherweight Championship title eliminator.
NC 10–1 (1) Hiroko Yamanaka NC (overturned) Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal 02011-12-17December 17, 2011 1 0:16 San Diego, California, United States Originally a TKO (punches) win for Justino; overturned and stripped of the Strikeforce Women's Featherweight Championship after she tested positive for stanozolol.
Win 10-1 Jan Finney TKO (knee to the body) Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum 6/26/2010 2 2:56 United States flag San Jose, California, United States Defended Strikeforce Women's Featherweight Championship
Win 9-1 Netherlands flag Marloes Coenen TKO (Punches) Strikeforce: Miami 1/30/2010 3 3:40 United States flag Sunrise, Florida, USA Defended Strikeforce Women's Featherweight Championship
Win 8-1 United States flag Gina Carano TKO (Punches) Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg 8/15/2009 1 4:59 United States flag San Jose, California, USA Became the first Strikeforce Women's Featherweight Champion
Win 7-1 Japan flag Hitomi Akano TKO (Punches) Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz 04/11/2009 3 0:35 United States flag San Jose, California, USA Santos did not make weight -
5.5 lbs over[18]
Win 6-1 Japan flag Yoko Takahashi Decision (Unanimous) EliteXC: Heat 10/04/2008 3 3:00 United States flag Sunrise, Florida, USA
Win 5-1 United States flag Shayna Baszler TKO (Punches) EliteXC: Unfinished Business 07/26/2008 2 2:48 United States flag Stockton, California, USA
Win 4-1 Brazil flag Marise Vitoria TKO (Corner Stoppage) Storm Samurai 12 11/25/2006 1 N/A Brazil flag Curitiba, Brazil
Win 3-1 Brazil flag Elaine Santiago TKO (Corner Stoppage) Storm Samurai 11 05/21/2006 1 N/A Brazil flag Curitiba, Brazil
Win 2-1 United States flag Chris Schroeder TKO Storm Samurai 10 01/28/2006 1 N/A Brazil flag Curitiba, Brazil
Win 1-1 Brazil flag Vanessa Porto Decision (Unanimous) Storm Samurai 9 11/20/2005 3 N/A Brazil flag Curitiba, Brazil
Loss 0-1 Brazil flag Erica Paes Submission (Kneebar) Show Fight 2 5/17/2005 1 N/A Brazil flag Curitiba, Brazil

ChampionshipsEdit

  • Strikeforce Women's Middleweight Champion

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Cristiane Santos Becomes First Strikeforce Women's Champion. WorldExtremeFighter.com. Retrieved on 2009-08-17.
  2. Women's MMA Pound-For-Pound Rankings. MMARising.com. Retrieved on February 15, 2010.
  3. Unified Women's Mixed Martial Arts Rankings. MMARising.com. Retrieved on February 15, 2010.
  4. Unified Women's Rankings. FighterGirls.com. Retrieved on February 15, 2010.
  5. Cyborg, Carano on collision course. Yahoo!Sports. Retrieved on 2009-04-09.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Ladies To Take CBS-EliteXC Stage. Sherdog.com, by Jordan Breen. Retrieved on 2008-07-09.
  7. 'Ruthless' Retains. SHERDOG.com (2008-07-27). Retrieved on 2010-02-10.
  8. ‘Cyborg’ Stays on Track for Carano Showdown; Heun Stops Berto in EliteXC Prelims. SHERDOG.com (2008-10-05). Retrieved on 2010-02-10.
  9. XMMA 7: Inferno. tkoxtreme.com. Retrieved on 2009-02-12.
  10. 10.0 10.1 'Cyborg' Signs with Strikeforce; Carano in Talks. Sherdog.com, by Loretta Hunt. Retrieved on 2009-02-09.
  11. 'Cyborg' Still A Work In Progress. Sherdog.com. Retrieved on Sept 26, 2009.
  12. DETAILS OF THE CYBORG VS AKANO CONTROVERSY. MMAWEEKLY.com (2009-04-20). Retrieved on 2010-02-06.
  13. Diaz Dominates. SHERDOG.com (2009-04-12). Retrieved on 2010-02-10.
  14. ‘Cyborg’ Finishes Carano in First Round. SHERDOG.com (2009-08-16). Retrieved on 2010-02-10.
  15. Cyborg vs Coenen Likely To Headline In January. MMARising.com. Retrieved on November 26, 2009.
  16. 'Cyborg' Santos dominates Coenen to keep belt. YAHOO! Sports (2010-01-30). Retrieved on 2010-02-10.
  17. After title defense, Strikeforce champ Cris "Cyborg" Santos likely to get Erin Toughill next. MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on July 11, 2012. Retrieved on January 31, 2010.
  18. Update: Akano-Cyborg Back On. Sherdog.com. Retrieved on 2009-04-11.

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