If you don’t believe that MMA and beauty can coexist, then you haven’t seen the sexy Gina Carano. From Muay Thai training, she rose to competitive mixed martial arts (MMA), and her career only skyrocketed from there.
She’s a hot and talented woman every time you see her in the Octagon. In 2008, Gina Carano even snagged the 5th in the Top 10 Influential Women List in Yahoo. She’s in for a breakthrough in the MMA world after that. In 2009, Gina Carano fought in the ring against Cris Cyborg, which is the first-ever major event in MMA history with two women headlining the match. It then later became the highest-rated even for Showtime.
Gina Carano holds an impressive MMA record of 7-1-0 and a 12-1-1 Muay Thai record.
However, this Texan star isn’t only a massive personality in the ring. In the middle of her flourishing MMA career, she went from the combative sport to take an opportunity in the entertainment industry. In 2007, Gina Carano appeared in Fight Girls, a reality series by Oxygen. There, she acted as a mentor to some aspiring fighters.
From there, her career outside the ring only evolved, giving you more snippets of who Gina Carano is more than the boobs and ass you see in her bikini photos.
After she retired from MMA, Gina Carano found success in both the TV and film scenes. Among her early works include playing Crush in American Gladiators, a revamped TV series. Her breakout performance came when she starred alongside the likes of Antonio Banderas, Channing Tatum, and Michael Fassbender in the movie Haywire. She then earned a nomination for Best Actress in action film from the Critics Choice Award, which cemented her impressive jump from combative fighting to the movie scene.
Her action star career boosted further after landing a role in the Universal Pictures worldwide hit movie Fast and the Furious 6, starring alongside Dwayne Johnson. Gina Carano then followed with a role opposite Robert De Niro, Dave Bautista, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan in the movie Heist. Her newly-established Hollywood career didn’t slow down from there. Instead, she started appearing in a movie after another.
Gina Carano also starred as Angel Dust opposite Ryan Reynolds in the box office hit FOX/MARVEL movie Deadpool.
She also starred in a couple of independent films, including Madness in the Method opposite Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes and Daughter of the World with Richard Dreyfus.
Gina Carano then later snagged the lead role for The Mandalorian, a highly reviewed Disney+’ Star Wars TV show.
From a nearly undefeated combative fighting career, Gina Carano went on to be the first-ever recipient of the Chuck Norris Award for Best Female Action Star. She also has an Artemis Action Warrior Award under her name. From being a fierce warrior in the Octagon to an action movie star on the big screen, it’s not surprising that Gina Carano always looks fit and toned. Here are some of her bikini photos as proof.