- Saturday 08.15.2009
- U.S. Broadcast: Showtime
- Promotion: Strikeforce
- Ownership: Explosion Entertainment, LLC
- Venue: HP Pavilion
- Location: San Jose, California, United States
- Enclosure: Cage
- TV Announcers: Gus Johnson, Mauro Ranallo, Frank Shamrock
- Ring Announcer: Jimmy Lennon, Jr.
- Interviews: Gus Johnson | Backstage: Jenn Brown
- Ticket Revenue (live gate): $735,710
- Attendance: 13,976
- TV Ratings: 576,000 viewers
- MMA Bouts: 9
Carano vs. Justino (9)
Sobral vs. Mousasi (8), Cook vs. Lighty (4), Bucia vs. Terry (2)
Melendez vs. Ishida II (7), Taylor vs. Hieron (5), Douglas vs. Wilcox (3)
Werdum vs. Kyle (6)
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In one of the most historic fight cards in MMA history, Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg featured the first major MMA event to feature female fighters in the main event, as undefeated Gina Carano took on Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos for the first promotional Women’s Championship. In the main event, Santos eventually broke through Carano’s defenses, finishing her with strikes on the ground with one second left in the first round.
In other action, Dream star Gegard Mousasi defeated Renato Sobral to become the Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion, while Gilbert Melendez defended his Interim Lightweight Championship by avenging a loss to Mitsuhiro Ishida.
Videos & Highlights
Highlight | Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg recap video report dead link
Watch this video HL from the women's MMA championship fight pitting Gina Carano vs. Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos.
Highlight | Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg weigh-ins report dead link
Watch this weigh-in video from Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg.