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Friday's Strikeforce Women's Fight To Be 5 Minute Rounds

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While it doesn't necessarily represent a change to policy regarding women's fights in the promotion, Strikeforce has announced that Friday's women's fight between Shayna Baszler and Sarah Kaufman will be 5-minute rounds. The change was quickly approved by the Washington State Athletic Commission following California allowing 5-minute rounds for Gina Carano vs. Cristiane Santos in August.

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Post #1   6/15/09 11:21:18AM   

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Post #2   6/15/09 11:49:00AM   

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Good. This should provide more finishes in female bouts.

Post #3   6/15/09 12:45:08PM   

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Does this mean that we'll get 5-Five minute rounds in the Carano/Cyborg fight? 3 minute rounds are a joke.

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Yes, that was announced last week after the CSAC approved it.

Post #5   6/15/09 1:36:01PM   

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Good news. 3 minute rounds are beyond a joke.

This needs to become the norm quickly.

Post #6   6/15/09 2:16:32PM   

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congrats to the ladies on a step in the right direction!

Post #7   6/15/09 8:14:05PM   

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Nice, I get to watch the first ever sanctioned female 5 minute round fight.

With this change, I guess we'll find out at Thursday's weigh-ins if Washington State is allowing the 1 pound over weight limit, as they haven't in the past.

Good change and glad the AC's are getting something right for once.

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Post #8   6/15/09 8:18:32PM