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Santos crushes Carano in Round 1

Originally Published: August 15, 2009
By Loretta Hunt | Sherdog.com

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The queen of MMA has been crowned.

Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos easily toppled Gina Carano via a technical knockout from strikes 4 minutes, 59 seconds into the first round to take Strikeforce's 145-pound women's title on Saturday night at the HP Pavilion.

"Since the beginning, I knew this fight would be hard," Santos said through a translator. "That's why I trained so hard for this fight. The key for tonight was five years of training."

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