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Strikeforce Aims Gina Carano’s Return in December

Written on August 22, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Strikeforce is targeting December for Gina Carano's return. Will this be for real now?

After bowing out from her scheduled bout against Sarah D’Alelio, Gina Carano’s camp released a cryptic message: “Gina is feeling much better after having undergone some medical attention and is looking forward to getting back into training very soon. She would like to express thanks to Team Jackson for a wonderful training camp, Strikeforce, and the fans.”

The said statement made a round of speculation emerged with regards to the needed “medical attention” that forced her to pull out. According to Dave Meltzer at the Wrestling Observer, the media will have the chance to skirt the issue this December. Based from an additional statement last Saturday:

“The December Strikeforce show is set for 12/17. Gilbert Melendez vs. Jorge Masvidal for the lightweight title plus Gina Carano are targeted for that show.”

Gina Carano hasn’t fought since August 2009, following her lost against Cris “Cyborg” Santos. Prior to her supposed return in Strikeforce, the fighter appeared in Steven Soderbergh’s film — Haywire.

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Ronda Rousey vs. Sarah D’Alelio, Switched to Strikeforce Challengers 18 Card

Written on July 05, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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The match between Ronda Rousey and Sarah D'Aleilo is now listed on "Strikeforce Challengers 18", according to Strikeforce officials.

Strikeforce representatives reported on Sunday that the bout between Ronda Rousey and Sarah D’Alelio, which is supposed to be featured on the “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson” card in July, is now shifted to August’s “Strikeforce Challengers 18″ event. The said show – which is expected to air on Showtime – will take place at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, highlighting the face-off between Jorge Gurgel and Joe Duarte.

Ronda Rousey is well-known for being the youngest participant in the 2004 Summer Olympics. She is a great Judo fighter who also happens to be the recipient of the 2008 Summer Olympics bronze medal. In 2010, Ronda Rousey entered the world of MMA fighting and obtained a record of 3-0 as an amateur. She is skilled in instantly finishing her opponents using the armbar technique.

Meanwhile, Sarah D’Alelio had been set to meet Gina Carano at a Strikeforce event. However, Gina Carano was not able to continue the match due to unknown reasons. The female MMA fighter is now making a comeback after being defeated by Julie Kedzie last December.

For the latest news and updates regarding Strikeforce Challengers 18, stay tuned to Fighting Insider.

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Judo Fighter, Ronda Rousey, Signs with Strikeforce

Written on July 04, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Olympic Judoka, Ronda Rousey, will meet Sarah D’Alelio on Strikeforce's Fedor vs Henderson card.

In view of the fact that Chris “Cyborg” Santos has been recently declared a free agent, and most MMA fans have delivered negative comments pertaining to the previous bout promoted by the Zuffa company, one may assume that this is an obvious sign for company’s women’s MMA.

However, last Friday, Strikeforce proved that this is not yet the beginning of an end, as Olympic Judoka – Ronda Rousey – officially signed for the promotion. After that, Ronda Rousey was slated for a match against Sarah D’Alelio on July 30’s Fedor vs Henderson card.

The Olympic Judoka has been one of the hottest targets of Strikeforce. At a very young age, the female MMA fighter won a Bronze medal during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing — making her the first American female to have an Olympic award. She celebrated the said victory by turning into a Vegan. Ronda Rousey is actually known for finishing her contenders, whether amateur or professional, with an “armbar”. Currently, the female MMA fighter has a record of 2-0 — wherein she used the same technique to beat her opponents.

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Gina Carano’s Team Shares Updates on Her Status

Written on June 20, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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The Overeem vs. Werdum's match last June 18 became more unforgettable, as it features the current condition of women's MMA superstar -- Gina Carano.

Supposed to be, MMA fighter – Gina Carano – is scheduled to battle Sarah D’Alelio at the Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum card last Saturday. However, 11 days before the actual match, a report came stating that Gina Carano cannot participate on the event since she is still undertaking an undisclosed medical condition.

Until today, there are no concrete details on what really happened to he and what the “undisclosed medical condition” is all about. Gina Carano’s last MMA fight was way back in August 2009 when she did not attain victory against current Strikeforce middleweight champion — Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos.

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Gina Carano, Forced out of June 18 Strikeforce Card

Written on June 08, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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After being unable to get a medical clearance, Gina Carano was forced out from Strikeforce's June 18 card.

Last Tuesday, Strikeforce CEO – Scott Coker – stated in a media conference call that Gina Carano could not get a medical certificate from her doctors in time for the June 18 tournament.

That said, the Gina Carano vs Sarah D’Alelio match will be pulled out from the card and will be replaced with a lightweight duel between KJ Noons and Jorge Masvidal. However, the fighter is keeping her fingers crossed to get clearance and comeback in the cage soon.

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Gina Carano Meets Sarah D’Alelio at Strikeforce: Overeem vs Werdum

Written on April 18, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Rumor alert! Gina Carano will face Sarah D'Alelio at Strikeforce: Overeem vs Werdum this June 18.

Rumors are roaming around women’s MMA arena that Sarah D’Alelio will have a 145-pound brawl against Gina Carano at the upcoming Strikeforce: Overeem vs Werdum tournament.

Prior to her upcoming match, Gina Carano was busy filming her role in the movie Haywire after a loss to Christiane “Cyborg” Santos last August 2009. Strikeforce has been looking for an opponent to face her, and was in negotiation with Cinday Dandois. However, the latter was forced to turn down the offer due to pregnancy. Sarah D’Alelio, on the other hand, is coming from a unanimous decision loss to Julie Kedzie in a Jackson’s MMA series event last December.

The Strikeforce: Overeem vs Werdum will take place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on June 18. The event will green lit two remaining Heavyweight Grand Prix between Alistair Overeem vs Fabricio Werdum and Josh Barnett vs Brett Rogers.

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