NIASHF Inductees: Gina Carano

Jan 11, 2019 4993

Muai Thai Champion, Mixed Martial Arts Contender, Hollywood Actress and Fitness Model. From pioneering women’s MMA to blazing a trail in movies, Gina Carano is one of Hollywood’s most unique rising stars. Carano began her training with Muay Thai to competitive MMA, where she competed in Strikeforce and EliteXC.  Her popularity led to her being called the “Face of Women’s MMA”. 

She was the fastest-rising search on Google,third-most-searched person on Yahoo and ranked 5th on a list of the “Top 10 Influential Women” of 2008.   In August 2009, Carano fought Cris Cyborg in Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg, the first time two women headlined a major MMA event and at the time was the highest rated fight in Showtime history. Carano compiled a competitive record of 12–1–1 in Muay Thai and a 7–1 in women’s MMA.

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