Gina Carano

Gina Carano


4/16/1982, Dallas County, Texas, USA

Birth Name

Gina Joy Carano



Also Known As

Crush, Conviction, American Gladiator 'Crush'
out of 10
User Rating
41 votes



Gina is the middle child of Dallas Cowboy quarterback Glenn Carano. She was born in Texas the year before her father transferred from the Cowboys. She grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada and graduated from Trinity Christian High School.

Gina's father helped bring UFC to the Las Vegas area…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Gina Carano defeated Kelly Kobold via unanimous decision at EliteXC: Heat on October 4, 2008.

    • Gina defeated Kaitlin Young via TKO due to doctor's stoppage at EliteXC: Primetime on May 31, 2008.

    • Gina was team captain for her high school volleyball team. She made varsity her freshmen year.

    • Gina is a fourth-generation Italian and every year her family throws an Italian festival for the family.

    • In addition to competing, Gina has filled in on the broadcasting team commentating on matches for the Showtime/Elite XC pay-per-view matches in 2007.

    • Gina has competed internationally for the MMA. She has traveled to Thailand on 3 different occasions by the end of 2007.

    • Gina is the middle child of three girls.

    • On January 12, 2008 Gina participated in the Xtreme Couture GI Foundation - Operation: All-In Texas Hold' Em Poker Tournament at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Proceeds from the tournament are donated to the GI Foundation which honors veterans of American's Armed Forces.

    • Gina trains at Xtreme Couture Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    • Gina became sick after a visit overseas and was unable to compete on June 2, 2007 for a televised event. She had been scheduled to fight Jan Finney.

    • On June 10, 2006 Gina competed in her first World Extreme Fighting competition. She defeated Leiticia Pestova by knockout 39 seconds into the first round.

    • Gina beat Rosi Sexton by a Technical Knockout in the World Pro Fighting Championship on 9/15/2006. The fight only lasted 4 minutes and 55 seconds into the second round before Gina knocked Rosi out. The match signified the first ever female sanctioned Mixed Martial Arts bout in Nevada.

    • Gina graduated from Trinity Christian High School in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    • Gina has two pit bulls named Layla and Gotti.

    • Gina's bout with Julie Kedzie on February 10, 2007, for the Showtime EliteXC card ended in a unanimous win for Gina and has been called "the fight of the night". The fight was the first women's televised Mixed Martial Arts bout.

    • Gina is 5 foot 8 inches tall.

    • Gina is an undefeated Muay Thai specialist in the Mixed Martial Arts arena.

    • On September 15, 2007, Gina defeated Tonya Evinger with rear naked choke on the Showtime EliteXC card. It marks her first career win by submission.

    • Gina is a former psychology student at UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    • Gina's father is Dallas Cowboy football quarterback Glenn Carano.

  • Quotes

  • HOT!

    There is nothing really to write a review about Crush other than the fact that she's beautiful, tough, and is HOT. The only reason why I started watching American Gladiators is because I saw her and I thought, "Damn! she's cute" Unlike all the other female gladiators on the show who have a nice body but an ugly face, or just completely ugly like Helga, Crush has the hot body, the gorgeous face, and is the toughest gladiator on the show. She pretty much owns in all of the events and does better than the male gladiators. I've never seen her beaten once. She's just to cute. LOL.moreless