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I’ve written a few times about Elite EC Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Gina Carano, one of the best female fighters in the country.

Needless to say, when I read that Carano’s future is in limbo because her company, Elite XC, is filing for bankruptcy, I was a bit disappointed.

From Pretty Tough:

“The fighting future of top MMA draw Gina Carano is in limbo as word emerged today that the mixed-martial-arts organization Elite XC will file bankruptcy and cease future operations, according to parent company, Pro Elite Inc.

Elite XC, which produced seven of the 10 most-watched MMA matches in U.S. history on two CBS specials in recent months, will be closing its doors at the end of the week. This leaves a roster of fighters, including Carano, looking for work.”

That’s really a shame.

Check out this cool YouTube video from 2007 filmed by Showtime which will give you a good idea of what she’s like:

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On Saturday night, Gina Carano, the best women’s mixed martial arts fighter in the world, beat Kelly Kobold in an Elite XC: Heat card event. This win improved Carano’s pro MMA record to 7-0.

Saturday’s matchup against Kobold was certainly a big one, and Carano performed great. For the three rounds, the judges scored 29-28, 30-27 and 30-27. To read more details on the fight, visit EliteXC.

The fight generated some nice media attention which is reflective of the sports’ emerging popularity. For example, the LA Times featured an article on Friday about Carano, considered the No. 1 women’s mixed martial arts fighter in the world.

After the fight, Carano announced that she expects to fight Cris Cyborg, who also won on Saturday night. According to EliteXC, the matchup against Cyborg would be the biggest fight in the history of women’s MMA.

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