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Cyborg-Akano Back On After Overnight Cancelation

Hitomi Akano and Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos

Hitomi Akano and Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos

Tonight’s Strikeforce bout between Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos and Hitomi Akano is back on after being scratched overnight due to Akano’s unwillingness to fight Cyborg, who initially weighed in six pounds over the fighter 146-pound limit.

The fight was at first in doubt due to the weight difference between Akano and Cyborg, which exceeded California’s six pound maximum, but Cyborg reached 149.5 pounds on her second weigh-in attempt to clear the fight with the CSAC. However, Akano, who typically fights at 135 pounds, expressed her displeasure with Cyborg missing weight and threatened to pull out of the fight.

After unofficially withdrawing from the fight overnight, a last-minute deal was reached between Akano and Strikeforce and the fight will remain on the Showtime-televised card, which takes place at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.

For complete Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz weigh-in results click here and stay tuned tonight for live Strikeforce results.


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