Evangelista 'Cyborg' Santos retires from MMA following quick loss to Melvin Manhoef

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He'll never make the Hall of Fame, he never fought in the UFC, but Cyborg Santos made his mark in mixed martial arts.

Just a little over a week since getting KO'd by old rival Melvin Manhoef in 46 seconds, 36-year-old Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos has retired from mixed martial arts according to Portal do Vale Tudo. Santos went 19-16 over a 17 year career that saw him fight for some of the world's top MMA promotions (including Strikeforce, Pride, Pancrase and Sengoku) on three continents.

Cyborg was one of the founding fighters of Brazil's legendary Chute Boxe camp but he wasn't averse to fighting teammates as Jose Landi-Jons and Mauricio Rua found out first hand. He also fought stars such as Nick Diaz and Gegard Mousasi in his storied career.

He will likely be best remembered for his first fight with Manhoef, a Cage Rage title fight that Sherdog named the "Best Brawl in MMA History" and for having married top female fighter Cris Cyborg.

Here treat yourself to a viewing of that 2006 bout with Manhoef:


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