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Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg was held in San Jose, California on August 15, 2009. The event aired live on the Showtime cable network.
The main event featured Gina Carano taking on Cristiane Santos for the inaugural Strikeforce Women’s Championship which was contested at 145 pounds (66 kg) over 5 five minute rounds.
Renato Sobral was set to face off against Gegard Mousasi at Affliction: Trilogy on August 1, 2009, but the match was scrapped following the cancellation of the event. The fight was instead moved to this event, and changed to a title fight for Strikeforce’s Light-Heavyweight Championship belt, which was already held by Sobral.
|1||Alexander Trevino||Isaiah Hill||Submission (Keylock)||1||3:56|
|2||James Terry||Zak Bucia||TKO (Head Kick and Punches)||1||1:23|
|3||Justin Wilcox||David Douglas||Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)||3||3:16|
|4||Scott Lighty||Mike Cook||TKO (Punch to the Body)||1||2:05|
|5||Jay Hieron||Jesse Taylor||Decision (Unanimous)||3||5:00|
|6||Fabricio Werdum||Mike Kyle||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||1||1:24|
|7||Gilbert Melendez||Mitsuhiro Ishida||TKO (Punches)||3||3:56|
|8||Gegard Mousasi||Renato Sobral||TKO (Punches)||1||1:00|
|9||Cristiane Santos||Gina Carano||TKO (Punches)||1||4:59|