On August 15, 2009, the future of women's MMA was cast into serious doubt.
Gina Carano was considered the face of women's MMA. She had the beauty and skills to potentially carry the sport on her back for the foreseeable future, and much hinged on her success.
Gina's opponent that night was Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos. It only took one round for the torch of women's MMA to be passed from Carano to Santos, as Santos won the fight via TKO.
Santos has since rattled off three consecutive wins to push her overall winning streak to 11 fights.
Her dominance in the women's featherweight division has been so impressive that there has even been discussions to include her in the overall pound-for-pound rankings.
There is now a potential fight on the table to match up Santos with rising star Ronda Rousey.
Rousey has began her professional career with four straight victories, winning all of them via armbar in 49 seconds or less.