By Tyler Leli @jetleli on May 16, 2014
Gina Carano is generally regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in MMA history, as well as one of the best-looking female athletes ever. In recent weeks, there has been a clamoring for the star to fight Miesha Tate, and I have compiled 15 photos of Carano that should hold fans over until this possible fight occurs.
Carano was born in Dallas County, Texas, and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Carano played softball, volleyball and basketball while growing up, and she even won a Nevada basketball state championship with Trinity High School.
Carano went to UNLV after graduating high school.
Carano began taking Muay Thai classes as an adult, and she compiled a 12-1-1 record in the fighting discipline.
In June 2006, Carano received an offer to participate in the first ever female MMA fight as a result of her Muay Thai exploits, which she won by a second-round KO.
Carano went on to win the first seven fights of her career, fighting between 135 and 144 pounds in the process.
Carano lost her first ever MMA fight in August of 2009, and she received various injuries in the bout.
Carano has not fought competitively since her first loss, although there has been constant speculation about the 32-year-old returning to the ring at some point.
Carano spawned a successful acting career in the 2007 film Fight Girls, and she later starred on the Oxygen television series of the same title.
In recent years, Carano has appeared in such films as Fast & Furious 6, Haywire, and Blood and Bone, becoming a critically acclaimed actress in the process.
Carano ranked 16th on the 2009 Maxim Hot 100 list.
Carano appeared alongside Serena Williams on the cover of the 2009 ESPN The Body Issue.
Carano is reportedly set to star as Wonder Woman in an upcoming superhero film.
Carano is currently dating actor Henry Cavill.
Carano is certainly a very attractive woman, and one can only hope that a fight with Miesha Tate occurs in the near future.
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