MMA Junkie Reports:
– 7-1-0 MMA/ 1-1 Strikeforce Record
– 3 TKO, 1 Sub, 3 Decision Victories
– Notable Wins: Kaitlin Young, Julie Kedzie, Rosi Sexton
Mixed martial arts most famous female fighter is returning to the cage. Strikeforce announced before the main event of last Saturday’s broadcast that Gina Carano will be making her comeback to the sport, possibly sometime in June. No opponent has been announced as of now, but her return is expected to coincide with a possible welterweight title fight between Nick Diaz and Paul Daley.
Carano made her professional debut in June of 2006, knocking out Leiticia Pestova in just 39 seconds into the opening round. She went on to win her first seven fights, competing mostly for the now defunct promotion, EliteXC. Carano’s last fight was in August of 2009 when she was defeated by current Strikeforce’s 145-pound women’s champion, Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Santos by TKO in the first round. That fight still ranks as one of the highest rated Strikeforce-Showtime events in the history of the promotion.
Carano recently finished shooting a movie called “Haywire”, directed by Steven Soderbergh, expected to hit theaters in April.