Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos training for Hiroko Yamanaka (Photo Gallery)Posted on December 13, 2011, 10:41 AM by Anton Gurevich
Strikeforce Women's Featherweight champion Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos will return to the cage next weekend, facing the Japanese veteran Hiroko Yamanaka in the co-main event of Gilbert Melendez vs. Jorge Masvidal fight card at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California.
Twenty-six year old Cyborg returns from an extended layoff, looking to prove that she's still the undisputed pound-for-pound queen of female Mixed Martial Arts.
Photography extraordinaire Scott Hirano was at The Arena Gym in San Diego, California, to cover Cyborg's final preparations to what could easily be the toughest test of her career. As always, don't forget to follow Scott Hirano on Twitter @ScottHirano.