Thursday, August 13, 2009

The ladies get ready to hit the scale

Weigh-ins for Saturday's "Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg" event take place Friday at the San Jose Marriott Hotel in downtown San Jose, Calif..

As with most Strikeforce events, the weigh-ins are free and open to the public. Additionally, HDNet's "Inside MMA" will broadcast live from the event.

The first fighter is slated to hit the scale Friday at 4 p.m. PT.

The proceeding will take place in Salons I, II and III at the Marriott, which is located at 301 S. Market St. in downtown San Jose, Calif. For more information, call (408) 280-1300.

While Saturday's Strikeforce fight card has undergone a rash of changes in the weeks leading up to the event, the Showtime-televised event will still feature three world title fights, including the organization's first-ever women's championship between main-event fighters Gina Carano and Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos.

Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson and MMA pioneer Frank Shamrock will join "Inside MMA" hosts Bas Rutten, Kenny Rice and Ron Kruck to analyze the "Carano vs. Cyborg" event and witness the weigh-ins.

Gina Carano vs. Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos (for Strikeforce women's 145-pound title)
Jay Hieron vs. Jesse Taylor
Champ Renato "Babalu" Sobral vs. Gegard Mousasi (for Strikeforce light heavyweight title)
Champ Gilbert Melendez vs. Mitsuhiro Ishida (for Strikeforce interim lightweight title)
Mike Kyle vs. Fabricio Werdum
Mike Cook vs. Scott Lighty
David "Tarzan" Douglas vs. Justin Wilcox
Zak Bucia vs. James Terry
Isaiah Hill vs. Alex Trevino

Turtle's MMA Spot will post the weigh-in results tomorrow night.

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