Gina Carano (born April 16, 1982) is an American actress, television personality, fitness model, and former Mixed Martial Artist
. At the peak of her MMA career, she was ranked as the number one 145 lb fighter in the world. She also had a 12-1-1 record as a muay thai fighter before committing to Mixed Martial Arts. She hasn't competed in Mixed Martial Arts since August 15, 2009, and has since moved on to begin a fairly successful movie career.
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- Action Girl: She's an expert Muay Thai fighter and a former MMA champion.
- Boobs of Steel: During her fighting days, she was the number one ranked female fighter in the world. And with a bra size of 34D, she had the largest bust size of any active (or current) female fighter. Even in her movie roles, she's usually the strongest female fighter in the cast.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Every single one of her MMA fights was this, save for her bout with Chris "Cyborg" Santos. In her debut, against Leiticia Pestova, Carano knocked her out in a brisk 38 seconds.
- A running theme in many of her on-screen fights.
- Cute Bruiser: A cute Muay Thai expert who can wreck men and women with minimal effort.
- Modesty Towel: It wasn't certain that she'd be able to make weight for her fight with Kelly Kobold. She first weighed in at 142.75 lbs. Covered with a towel, she took off her sports bra and came in at 142.5. Finally, after taking off all of her clothes while still covered by the towel, she came in at 141, thus making weight.
- Ms. Fanservice: Her success has as much to do with her looks as it does with her fighting ability.
- Real Life Writes the Plot: She got into Muay Thai, and later MMA, because she dated a Muay Thai fighter.
- Red Baroness: "Conviction".
- The Runner Up Takes It All: Before her fight with Chris "Cyborg" Santos in August 2009, both women were ranked number 1 and 2, respectively. Santos dominated their fight and became the undisputed best female fighter in the world. Since that point, Gina has gone on to star in big budget movies; Santos has failed drug tests, been largely inactive, and lost her number one spot to another newcomer.