Join Date: May 2006
Location: New York City, New York
Gina Carano vs. Kyra Gracie
This is a fight I'd love to see, because Kyra is such a beast on the ground and Gina is such a beast just in general.
Gina "Conviction" Carano
Style: Muay Thai
Muay Thai Record: 12-1-1
MMA Record: 5-0-0
Profile: Gina is the #1 ranked female fighter in the world is very well rounded. She comes from a muay thai background, but since picking up the sport, she's become very diversed and improved her groundgame. She's been fighting with Elite XC for her last three fights and there are theories that Elite XC actually founded their 140 pound weight class (a very strange place to put a weight class in MMA) for Gina.
2X World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion (2004, 2006)
5X Pan American BJJ Champion (2001-03, 2005, 2007)
5X Brazilian BJJ Champion (1998-2001, 2004)
5X New York State BJJ Champion (1998-2002)
2X ADCC Submission Grappling Champion (2005, 2007)
Asiatic BJJ Champion (2006)
Profile: It would be simple enough to say that the last name says it all, but even that is not entirely true. Kyra Gracie is one of the most successful female grapplers in the world and her training under uncle Renzo Gracie has actually put her in a league that some male competitors are jealous of. Her resume is more impressive than many of her male cousins, and her technical skills are phenomenal.
I think that if Kyra decided to start competing, this would be an awesome matchup. Maybe let Kyra have a couple of fights first to acclimate to striking, but once she does, this would be a war.
Any thoughts? (I'll give my pick and reasoning later)
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Last edited by IronMan; 01-17-2008 at 07:50 PM.