Thursday, August 13, 2009

I ♥ Gina Carano

Gina "Conviction" Carano's got a big fan base behind her, especially since she's 7-0 and one badass Muay Thai fighter. She's also a great role model for younger women, I mean, just watch some of her interviews; she's a very humble woman. She was one of the very first women in a sanctioned female MMA fight and at 27 years old she is dominating the octagon. I think shes a great inspiration to women and young girls everywhere. Not saying that a lot of little girls are wanting to get in MMA or anything of the sort but she shows how much one woman can get accomplished. She's young, beautiful, and has one hell of a kick.

I've never been into blood sports or anything but I started watching the UFC when Chuck Liddell got pretty big and it's almost been an addiction of mine. Since discovering Gina Carano I've been an avid watcher and love to see the destruction she can leave behind her. I recently watched her last fight which was against Kelly Kobold, knowing she was going to win since she's fighting Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos this Saturday, and she did quite a bit of damage. Carano delivered a few hellacious blows to Kobold's eyebrow, leaving a huge gash. Carano ended up winning in the end by unanimous decision, and rightly so.

And so the countdown to the big fight between Carano and Cyborg has begun. I had assumed that it was going to be on Pay-Per-View, however, while watching her last fight with Kobold I saw a commercial announcing that it would be on Showtime this Saturday! Thank God for satellite television. This fight is gonna be big. Carano's record is 7-0-0 with her fighting style being a mix of Boxing and Muay Thai and Cyborg's record is 7-1-0 with her fighting style being Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. So each of these tremendous women have won seven fights while Gina still remains undefeated and Cristiane has only one loss. Even if I watch the fight, I'm SO gonna DVR this.