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Carano vs. Young fight pics

Gina Carano was criticized heavily by hardcore MMA fans for not making weight, but her impressive performance on network TV’s first ever female bout has quieted some of that noise.

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Carano surprises everyone by sinking in an gogoplata.

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Young’s face took heavy damage from Carano’s right hand.

Photos courtesy of CombatLifestyle.com

For more Carano vs Young fight pic – click “Read the rest of this entry” below.

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Another right hook by Carano.

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Takes Young’s back, going for th
e RNC.

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Victorious

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37 COMMENTS
  • Dave says:

    That’s a gogo.

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  • Aaron says:

    I’d Let her GOGO me.. Damn shez hot…

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  • ctownhood says:

    No doubt…love to be in her full guard for a few hours………

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  • ekc says:

    check out Gina interview with Jake Shields about the Gogo

    http://videos.proelite.com/stuff/video/115328/EliteXC_7-post_fight_interview-Gina_Carano

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  • ctownhood says:

    BTW…..kinda weak that the entire announce team never called it a gogoplata. You would think at least Shamrock would have.

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  • ekc says:

    the announce team actually had a bad angle of it.. the photo above was the best view..the announcers were on the opposite side of the cage

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  • Brian says:

    I’d have SEX with her. SEX.

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  • ctownhood says:

    EKC, they have monitors right in front of them that shows the television broadcast. They said something to the effect of “She is choking her using her shin”

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  • Danny says:

    now i am in love with gina carano but is it me or did she display some kanklage. lol

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  • HexRei says:

    Danny, ya, she’s a thick girl :D

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  • Jackyl says:

    I totally think they could have went one more round. Does anyone think that the fact they were on network tv factored into the decision? And if that is true, what does that do to the integrity of the fights. The Lawler fight was highly questionable and I didn’t like this stoppage either.

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  • Danny says:

    Hexrei,

    thats ok. there’s nothing wrong with a lil thickness. I’ll gogo over her plata in like 5 seconds. LOL

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  • Procannonfodder says:

    A fight stopped for a non-bleeding UNDER-eye cut? What the hell is that about? I know EliteXC doesn’t have any say over the NJSAC but I wonder who was prodded into making sure there was as little blood as possible in the fights. You know CBS didn’t want any Penn-Stephenson bloodbath on network tv. Seems too convenient that officiating was that tight. Young probably would have been knocked out but that shouldn’t matter……

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  • bjjdenver says:

    #13, she was a beaten fighter. Her eye was jacked and looked like she may have had some damage to her orbital bone. She was getting dominated and it was becoming more and more lopsided. They should always be on the side of safety and this was a good stoppage. If anything, her corner should have thrown in the towel and preserved their fighter.

    If they didn’t want blood, why did they continually replay JT’s testicle ear explosion?? That was just nasty, lol.

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  • HexRei says:

    bjjdenver, none of those are reasons to stop a fight. imagine if they stopped every fight over a bruised and a non-bleeding cut, or because she was “getting dominated”? stoppages are supposed to happen when a fighter can’t defend themselves and although she was losing the fight, she definitely could have continued to defend herself.

    of course, it was just one of several bad stoppages and it wasn’t the worst one so…

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  • bjjdenver says:

    I respect your opinion hex, but I have to disagree. I would much rather see a lopsided fight like that stopped, than deal with the consequences of not stopping it. And possible damage to the orbital bone is absolutely grounds for a stoppage.

    In the words of the immortal Ron Burgandy, I guess we’ll just have to agree to disagree, lol.

    As for the others, Baroni was perhaps a tad quick, but at this point I have no faith in the NYBA to do much in order to protect himself. JT stoppage, I felt was also a couple strikes to early, but I think he was done.

    The crime, imo, was Smith/Lawler. I never want to see it get stopped like that. In the very least, let him get his 5 minutes, then evaluate him.

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  • Procannonfodder says:

    You can’t have a true competition and stop matches when it looks lopsided. Pulver would have never beat Penn in their first match, Smith wouldn’t have beaten Sell, It’s not over til it’s over. Young is comparable in skill to Carano or at least the NJSAC thinks so to sanction the fight, she could have gotten a surprise knockout. Who knows. Gina could have a chin like James Thompson’s…..

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  • bjjdenver says:

    “You can’t have a true competition and stop matches when it looks lopsided”

    Fights get stopped commonly for that exact reason.

    Take Cotto/Gomez recently as an example. While not seriously injured, he was getting dominated by Cotto and finally, they had seen enough and stopped the fight.

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  • JBBuc says:

    The fight was over. It was not ended prematurely, it was finished. There was a moment at the end of the 2nd that it honestly looked to be like Young tapped. I was even more convinced of that when she went for the door rather than back to her corner when the round was over. The ref had to direct her to stay in the ring. If the Docs didn’t stop it, Young would not have answered the bell.

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  • HexRei says:

    boxing is not MMA

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  • HexRei says:

    oops, hit submit by accident a little early. the conditions for a win or a stoppage are different in boxing and MMA. im confused as to why you’d bring that up, would you like to discuss the wrestling point system as well? ;)

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  • Rich S. says:

    ahhhhh KEEP THE GINA CARANO ARTICLES COMING!!!

    because these sexual inuendoes are HILARIOUS!

    “oh, she can put me in a triangle anyday!”

    “i’d let her gogo my plata, hahaha!”

    you guys are crazy..
    but for real..
    i was kinda scared for her..
    and she DID get popped a few good times..
    but other than that she controlled the fight..

    and i’m pretty sure Frank DID mention the ‘plata.. he was saying something about how it was an effective move but she didn’t have it locked in..

    PS- LOL @ #7 !!!!!!!!!

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  • bjjdenver says:

    Hex, i brought it up because it was the most recent, high profile example.

    In the doctors opinion, there is no difference in boxing or mma.

    We aren’t talking about how it was scored, but how it was a medical stoppage.

    Any sane person (with that responsibility on their shoulders), let alone a medical doctor, would stop a lopsided fight with evidence of a serious injury. They don’t have an x-ray machine at cage-side, so they can only assume the worst. Letting that fight continue would have been pointless and irresponsible. Her eye was in very bad shape and had obvious signs of a fractured orbital. err on the side of fighter safety and let her career continue.

    All fighters take a risk when they enter the fight, and most have a spirit that makes them want to continue, despite any injury they may have. that is why the ref and doctor have the power to stop the fight and preserve the fighter’s best interest.

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  • GoofyMonkey says:

    #7!!! Perfect.

    You know, the only difference between the sexist comments the guys make on any Gina Carano post and the comments my grilfriend makes about how cute (INSERT MMA FIGHTER WITH BETTER ABS THAN ME (WHICH IS PRETTY MUCH ALL OF THEM (EXCEPT MAYBE TANK)) HERE) is, is we’re just a little nerdier and post it on the web…

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  • Mike Wolfe says:

    I find it fascinating that sexual innuendos or even graphic comments on Carano’s looks get no reaction, but if you criticize women’s MMA, people get all pissy. There’s some twisted PC logic behind this that I haven’t worked out yet.

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  • Jonathan B says:

    “none of those are reasons to stop a fight. imagine if they stopped every fight over a bruised and a non-bleeding cut, or because she was “getting dominated”? stoppages are supposed to happen when a fighter can’t defend themselves and although she was losing the fight, she definitely could have continued to defend herself.

    of course, it was just one of several bad stoppages and it wasn’t the worst one so…”

    I also disagree with you Hex, but for a different reason. I think the fight was clearly over. When I watched the fight back on DVR, I thought Kaitlin actually tapped out when she took her hand off of Gina’s arm. I was even more convinced of this when I noticed that after being seperated, she didn’t go to her corner, Ms Young went for the door to leave the ring as was re-directed by the ref. If the fight was not stopped, I don’t believe Katie would have answered the bell for the 3rd round. IMO, she was done.

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  • HexRei says:

    Jonathan, regarding walking out the door, I think she just made the standard mistake a lot of fighters make of thinking she was heading to her corner when she wasn’t. It can be disorienting getting the crap beat out of you :) I was pretty sure her I heard her screaming NO! NO! when the doctor was telling her the fight would be stopped.

    @#22: Well, I’m no doctor bjjdenver, but she didn’t look a any worse than countless other male fighters I’ve seen. I mean, it’s a fight, getting hurt is something to be expected. I’ve never seen a fight stopped over suspicion of a broken orbital bone, either, and for that matter, I don’t remember hearing anyone during the fight or commentary say they thought her one of her orbital bones was broken… you’re the only person I’ve heard say that.

    Guess we’ll just have to agree to disagree.

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  • Zack says:

    http://www.fightergirls.net/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=2585&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=135

    From Kaitlin:
    My left cheek and area surrounding the eye are looking pretty ugly today, but there was no major damage. Though it may have looked like it on tv, I never actually had an open wound.

    What you didn’t see was that the doctor actually cleared me to fight the third round but the commission said “no”. I wanted to continue, my corner wanted to continue. The cut likely would have opened in the third but it was under the eye. If I had to guess, I would say that they didn’t want the visual of a woman with a bloody face on CBS.

    They also chose not to do a post fight interview with me or to include me in the post fight news conference and after party. I think the reason for that was my beat up appearance after the fight because I was not seriously injured and was completely coherent.

    I am very disappointed about that but cant help but wonder how people would have responded to that, as stupid as it is.

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  • GirlyGirl says:

    Wow….that just sucks.

    More proof that Gina is the equivalent to the Elite XC “Pretty Woman”.

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  • HexRei says:

    @#25 Mike Wolfe:
    I find it fascinating that sexual innuendos or even graphic comments on Carano’s looks get no reaction, but if you criticize women’s MMA, people get all pissy. There’s some twisted PC logic behind this that I haven’t worked out yet.

    I’m still trying to understand the logic behind what you just said. Are you attempting to say that a person cant a) be attracted to a fighter and b) appreciate the skill and technique of that fighter despite the fact that they are a woman? I mean, by your logic, no female (or gay dude I suppose) could ever both think a fighter is hot, and also appreciate that he is a badass.

    I think your problem is that your all hung up on feminism. You don’t have to be a bitchy feminist (or unattracted to chicks) to think women should be able to try any sport they want to.

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  • mike wolfe says:

    #30

    You understand neither the logic nor the statement. Put up a post questioning women’s MMA–not as talented or capable as their male counterparts– and you’ll be labelled ignorant or sexist. Put up a post talking about the size of Carano’s breasts, or stating that you want to have sex with her–see above–and nobody suggests that’s ignorant or sexist. I find that incongruous.

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  • HexRei says:

    how is that incongruous?

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  • Mike Wolfe says:

    I think it’s inconsistent to advocate for women’s MMA on the basis of equality and respect and then talk about them like they’re hoochie dancers in shorty shorts. Maybe it’s a cultural thing, but those kinds of remarks aren’t considered respectful in my neighborhood. All that having been said, people can say what they like on the subject and it makes no difference to me. I just see a disconnect there and made the observation.

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  • HexRei says:

    well, i think part of equality is allowing yourself to express attraction. Hell, in my neighborhood women LIKE compliments ;)

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  • Mike Wolfe says:

    Fair enough. Just be careful in other neighborhoods.

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  • mikee says:

    There is a difference between compliments and an ignorant comment. Don’t get me wrong, I am thinking pretty much all the above comments posted, but none of them are compliments. (you know which ones I’m referring to)

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  • HexRei says:

    @#36 I am confused as to what the middle portion of your post means. but I think you are trying to say that you think its ignorant to say someone is a total hottie or has nice boobs are that you’d boink her if you had the chance. I don’t think that’s ignorant. Crass, sure, tactlessly honest, sure, but ignorant? nah. we’re men, we’re hardwired to think like that.

    And besides, this is the internet. It’s not like these people are stopping her on the street to tell her THEY WOULD HAVE SEX WITH HER. people say things on the internet about a celebrity that they wouldn’t say to that celebrity in person all the time.

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