Sherdog's Jake Rossen says that the title fight between Gina Carano and Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos will have 5 minute rounds.
Ever better: Strikeforce has confirmed to ESPN that rounds will be a full five minutes in duration. About time. There appears to be evidence that females have a 10-15 percent lower oxygen consumption rate than men do, which conceivably could limit the kind of interval and muscular endurance performance that MMA demands, but is it really by so much that they needed competition duration reduced by nearly half?
There seemed to be questions about this earlier, but I'm glad to finally see the women get to fight 5 minute rounds. 3 minutes really isn't enough time to get going, and I really don't see any reason why they wouldn't be able to go the full 5 minutes. Hopefully the rest of Strikeforce's women's fights have 5 minute rounds where allowed.