Gina Carano

Gina Carano

Gina Carano is slated to make her return to mixed martial arts on June 18. The question now is, who will be her opponent?

The leading candidate appears to be Sarah D’Alelio, according to MMAWeekly.com sources. If the bout comes to fruition, it will take place on Strikeforce’s main card at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas.

Sources indicated that the promotion is working hard to put this fight together, but not all parties involved have signed off on it at this time.

Carano (7-1) hasn’t seen action since fighting Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos and suffering her first professional loss as a mixed martial artist. The fight ended via TKO in the final moments of the first round. Since then, Carano has focused on a movie career that includes filming for the yet to be released, “Haywire,” which also stars Ewan McGregor.

D’Alelio (4-1) would make her Strikeforce debut against the returning Carano. Her last outing was in a losing effort to Julie Kedzie via unanimous decision in December of last year. Undoubtedly, a fight with the woman whom many have dubbed “the face of women’s MMA” would be the biggest stage D’Alelio has ever been on.

MMAWeekly.com will provide more information on this fight as it becomes available.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Three New Bouts Complete Bellator 156: Galvao vs. Dantas 2 Fight Card

  • 27 days ago
  • 6 views

Three contests have been added to Bellator 156: Galvao vs. Dantas 2 on June 17 at Save Mart Center in Fresno, California, completing the fight card. read news >>

UFC 199 Video: Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber – Bitter Rivals

  • 25 days ago
  • 80 views

Bantamweight Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber have been bitter rivals for many years. On June 4 the two will fight for the title and settle their rivalry once and for all. read news >>

The Complete Guide to UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping

  • 23 days ago
  • 12 views

The UFC returns to Los Angeles with the UFC 199 pay-per-view card on Saturday night, June 4. This is an excellent event from top to bottom and is stacked with fun, well-matched fights. In the main ev read news >>

10 Years The Count: Michael Bisping's decade-long quest for UFC gold - MMA Plus

  • 20 days ago
  • 13 views

On June 4, polarising figure Michael Bisping has the chance to culminate his ten-year UFC career with a world title accolade which has long alluded him. read news >>

UFC 199: Live Results, Play-by-Play and Fight Card Highlights

  • 20 days ago
  • 14 views

UFC 199 is set to take place on Saturday, June 4. The event is headlined by a middleweight title bout between champion Luke Rockhold and challenger Michael Bisping. Rockhold captured the title last D read news >>

Kimbo Slice Hospitalized: Latest Updates on MMA Fighter's Status

  • 17 days ago
  • 65 views

MMA fighter Kimbo Slice was reportedly hospitalized Monday. Continue for updates. Police Gathering Information Monday, June 6 TMZ Sports reported the police turned to family members for information a read news >>

UFC Statement - June 6

  • 18 days ago
  • 1 views

  read news >>

VIDEO: Kevin ‘Kimbo Slice’ Ferguson Before His First MMA Fight

  • 17 days ago
  • 43 views

In June 2007, Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson was preparing to make the transition from street fighter to mixed martial artist and spoke with MMAWeekly before his first MMA fight. read news >>

Report: ‘Kimbo Slice’ Needed Heart Transplant, Died of Heart Failure

  • 16 days ago
  • 209 views

Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson was hospitalized three days before his June 6 death and diagnosed with heart failure. read news >>

Knockout Radio LIVE: Alex Caceres, Mike Brown, Elias Theodorou and Seth Petruzelli

  • 16 days ago
  • 8 views

Tune in Wednesday, June 8, at 6 p.m. EST, for Knockout Radio LIVE! Randy Harris and the crew talk with Alex Caceres, Mike Brown, Elias Theodorou and Seth Petruzelli. read news >>