Cristiane Cyborg vs Gina Carano, Strikeforce Carano vs Cyborg, 15 August 2009
Cristiane Cyborg vs Gina Carano, for me, was the fight that showed women’s MMA as something to be reckoned with. Since this fight, I have looked out for womens’ MMA fights and female fighters with more attention. Watching this performance was a turning point in me being a fight fan. I became convinced that women consistently fight harder and are more ferocious than men. Fighters like Zoila Frausto Gurgel, Megumi Fujii, Marloes Coenen. All incredible female fighters that I have become a true fan of. But to me, Cristiano Cyborg vs Gina Carano will always be the iconic fight between two legends of womens MMA showing heart and skill.