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Strikeforce: Carano Vs. Cyborg Predictions/Tips

Flying KneeCorrespondent IJanuary 7, 2017

-Defense too open
-Offensive wrestling weak
-Has severe problems making weight

 

 

Cristiane Santos
7-1-0




+Knockout power
+Significant strength advantage
+Accurate shots, at least at first
+Good Muay Thai clinch

-Not a good wrestler
-Low-skill grappler
-Could improve cardio
-Has severe problems making weight

 

 

This is closer than the odds indicate. If Cyborg wins, it'll have to either first or second round TKO, because I see Carano having a distinct cardio advantage come round three—the Chute Boxe style is not beneficial to cardio.

Very difficult to decide, but I think Carano should have enough defense to avoid getting KO'd, and should win the rest of the fight, getting a TKO in the fourth.

Carano enters in at 2.50, while Cyborg at 1.53, so Carano is a very live underdog.

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