Skip to main content

Female MMA: Carano VS Cyborg!!!!!!!!!!

It was quite a monumental night in the world of mixed martial arts this past Saturday. It was the first ever female headlined MMA event held by Strikerforce. It was an exhilarating bout between the two most famous and popular female mixed martial artists in the world.

I'm not a huge MMA fan, just a casual fan but there are fights that I get pumped for, notably any events that have either Brock Lesnar, George St. Pierre, or Gina Carano fighting.

The fight came down between the Brazilian, Cris Cyborg, who specializes in Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Cyborg, the more skilled fighter and favourite to win the match, at the age of 24, possessed a record of 7-1 going into this fight.

Gina at the weigh-ins.

Clearly the fan favourite (at least at the arena), America's own Gina Carano, 27, who also trains in Muay Thai with boxing, went in with a 7-0 record. Carano has been basically the poster girl for the female MMA sport. With her stunning good looks comes also her brutal talent in the cage, but would it be enough against the more skilled Cyborg.

Right from the get go, Cyborg dominated the fight with lots of shots and a few takedowns. Carano appeared a bit more fearful and played more defensively. The fight was scheduled for five 5 minute rounds, but it was clear at the 3 minute mark that they were gassing out, and unlikely to make it to the second round.

With about 10 seconds left, Cyborg got on top of Carano and laid down some hard ground and pounds to Carano's head. Carano laid her side, turtling, trying her best to hold out until round 2. However with less than 1 second left in the clock, the ref stopped the fight as Carano didn't respond with any defense, giving Cyborg the win by TKO.

It was quite an exciting fight to watch. People that were there at the fight said that it was electric and that everyone was on their feet the whole time during the main event. They also said that Carano was the biggest star of the night, receiving the most reactions from the fans.

However, new questions arise at the conclusion of this fight in regards to this female division of MMA. With the top two fighters already having battled, who would be the next challenger to Cyborg's championship title? And what of Carano? One scenario would be to build her up for a re-match, but would it have the same luster?

Attached below are two videos. The first video is just a short promo video that Showtime released to promote the fight. The second video is the actual match. If you've have 5 minutes free, check out the match. See the intensity! Later geeks!





Comments

Mike said…
I'd let her smack me around. For a bit.

Popular posts from this blog

Sam Raimi's Dragging Someone To Hell!!!

It's great to see Sam Raimi back in his form with his latest entry Drag Me To Hell . Simply glorious, it is a horror geek's dream. This is the Sam we all know and love from Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness , before he got all caught up in the comic book geek universe of Spider-Man . After 10 years (from the first time I watched Evil Dead 2 ), he has remained my favourite film director... although he did try my patience with Spider-Man 3 . I know this euphoria that I'm feeling now will be short lived, as even as I type this review, Raimi is already at work on the pre-production of Spider-Man 4 (yay?). So what is there to say about Drag Me To Hell ? This is the way a summer movie should be, touching on all those senses that make movie going an actual experience. There were thrills, chills, laughs and cheers; the way things should be! Drag Me To Hell tells a story of a young loan officer named Christine, who in an effort to advance her own career, has to turn down a

Dreamers, Achievers, Believers

It was quite a week last week. It started off on a more heavy note last Sunday, but as the week wore on, things became better and more clear. So let's do a little recap. This is going to be kind of long, so if you find this kind of stuff boring I've inserted pictures of funny cats for your entertainment. So... 1.5 Weeks Ago About 1.5 weeks ago, my friend Jon from Living Room gave me the contact info for his uncle. His uncle is an engineer and apparently was looking for new grads and new hands to hire. That week, I gave him a few calls but he wasn't there when I called him and when he returned my calls, I wasn't here either. We were playing phone tag that week *insert schoolgirl giggle*. Sunday Morning So last Sunday morning, his uncle gave me a call at 9 am (The morning! My weakness! HISS!) and we talked about stuff. I was telling him a bit about school as well as elaborating my work/coop experience as he didn't have my resume yet. So he goes on to tell

Lt. Aldo Raine wants his scalps!!!!!!!!!!!!

I missed The Inglorious Basterds during its theatrical run and it's a shame too because I'm a fool for Tarantino movies. But I finally got to see it this weekend and I'm happy to say that I mostly enjoyed it. I don't think it's his best movie, but it was damned entertaining. The Inglorious Basterds takes place during World War II and tells its story by following three different groups of characters: from Lt. Aldo Raine and his squad of soldiers infamously known as the Basterds, Col. Hans Landa, a Nazi colonel better known as "The Jew Hunter", and from a young Jewish girl named Shosanna, who had her family murdered by Col. Landa. We follow the Basterds in their Nazi killing business (and business is good) as they lay out a plan to take out several high ranking officials all at once. We follow Shosanna as she operates her theater and lays down her own plans in exacting revenge on the Nazis. And of course, the "Jew Hunter" is hot on their trai