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Sorry, Gina Carano: Cris Cyborg Is EliteXC's Best Female MMA Fighter

Brazil's Cristiane "Cris Cyborg" Santos defeated American Shayna Baszler on tonight's EliteXC CBS show, and based on what I've seen of Cyborg, I'd have to say that she -- and not the more famous Gina Carano -- is EliteXC's best female mixed martial arts fighter.

Cyborg is a Muay Thai specialist who has brutal punching power and the ability to control her opponents in the clinch with her muscular upper body. She absolutely dominated Baszler for five minutes before the ref finally put a merciful stop to it in the second round.

Carano, in the stands watching the fight, said afterward, "That was amazing. Oh, my gosh, Cyborg, let's do this. That was awesome." I think there's a good chance Carano and Cyborg will fight in EliteXC's next CBS show on October 4. If so, it will be the biggest fight in the history of women's MMA, and my money will be on Cyborg.

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