Why Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos Is the Greatest WMMA Fighter of All Time

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Why Cristiane

Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos entered Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal as one of the greatest women mixed martial artists of all time.

Leading up to her highly anticipated bout with Hiroko Yamanaka, Santos brought in a 10-1 career record with her only defeat coming in the first fight of her MMA career.

Santos looked to remain unbeaten in her Strikeforce career, as she posted a perfect 4-0 record prior to her December 17th bout with Yamanaka.

Fortunately for Santos, just 16 seconds after the opening round began, she was declared victorious and remained the Strikeforce women's featherweight champion.

Santos' win sparked discussion; many began to wonder if she belongs in the men's pound-for-pound rankings.

Whether or not Santos is considered a top pound-for-pound fighter in cross gender MMA, she is certainly the greatest women's fighter to have ever participated in the sport.

As displayed in her victory over Yamanaka, Santos is levels above her competition, as she landed 15 strikes in a matter of 16 seconds.

Santos' knockout power has turned many shoulders over the course of her career, as she has a tendency to finish nearly every fight she takes part in.

The Brazil product has not only defeated the upper-echelon of competition in women's MMA, but she's done it with ease.

To make matters worse for her competition, Santos is just 26 years of age and holds potential to remain unbeaten throughout the remainder of her career.

Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos is the greatest WMMA fighter of all time.

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