It appears Strikeforce officials aren't "weighting" around to see if Aug. 15 headliners Gina Carano and "Cyborg" Santos hit the 145-pound mark for their upcoming women's championship bout -- PFC veteran Erin Toughill (10-2-1) has been put on notice as a potential replacement, according to MMA Fanhouse.
After a string of injuries and medical maladies have shredded the San Jose fight card, it's no wonder that Toughill is lurking in the shadows for a possible call up. Joe Riggs, Alistair Overeem and Josh Thomson have all been forced to withdraw from their main card matches and Strikeforce isn't taking any chances with its main event.
Toughill, who was initially booked to compete on the event's undercard, has won nine of her last 10 bouts, including five (technical) knockout finishes. Her only loss during that span came via disqualification after giving Megumi Yabushita a face massage with her elbows at Smackgirl: "World ReMix 2004."
Like Carano, Toughill cut her teeth in American Gladiators under the moniker "Steel." She also has an 8-2-1 professional boxing record and frequently suffers from a chronic case of uncontrollable hotness. Expect the talented fighter to make her Strikeforce debut later this year if she fails to see action at the HP Pavilion.
The August 15 Strikeforce event will feature Gina Carano finally taking on Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Santos as well as Nick Diaz facing off against Jay Hieron for the newly-created Strikeforce welterweight championship.
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