Mixed martial artist Hitomi Akano

Japanese Name: 赤野 仁美
Birthday: July 27, 1974
Specialty: Judo
Height:      5’4″ (163 cm)
Weight:    135 lbs (62 kg)

MMA fight between Hitomi “Girlfight Monster” Akano of Japan and Christiane “Cyborg” Santos of Brazil at the HP Pavilion in San Jose on Saturday night. Controversy: Santos missed weight by seven pounds yet was allowed to compete.

The fight was scheduled to be contested at 145 pounds. Santos was weighed at 152 pounds but was reportedly up to 158 pounds by fight time while Akano weighed 143.5 pounds. The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has a record of being inconsistent in its application of the rules. That sounds so familiar.