Frank Shamrock and Renzo Gracie headlined EliteXC’s debut card on Showtime in 2007, but female fighters Gina Carano and Julie Kedzie stole the show with a ferocious slugfest.
When it was all said and done, Carano won a unanimous decision and she and Kedzie earned fight of the night honors. Women’s MMA would never be the same. Carano proved she was more than just beauty. She could fight. Carano became the face of women’s MMA with her action-packed fighting style.
Carano takes on Hollywood this week. She stars in the Steven Soderbergh action flick “Haywire,” which opens in theaters everywhere Jan. 20.
Carano picks up MMA Babe of the Week honors this week for all she did for women’s MMA. Here’s hoping “Conviction” returns to the cage one day.
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