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Gina Carano announced for the CBS show!

Bookings, bookings, bookings, bookings. Ain’t nothing going on but fighters bitchin outta fights or being booked for fights. Today has seen YAMMA and the EliteXC/Strikeforce cards shuffled, UFC86 shaping up, and now here’s what’s going on for the EliteXC CBS card on May 31st:

You can call Rua vs Baroni the battle of the junkers, cause these guys keep coming into fights with faulty gas tanks. Rua got smashed by Robbie Lawler after he ran out of steam, and don’t even get me started on the sorry state of Baroni’s constitution in his fight against Kala Kolohe Hose. Everyone’s hoping this fight is gonna be a barn burner but I expect Baroni to blow his load early and get submitted like the fool he is.

I’m still amazed that Gina Carano has agreed to fight considering her schedule with American Gladiators. In fact, there’s still a part of my mind that’s holding out for confirmation from her or XTreme Couture that she’s actually going to participate. But until I hear otherwise, I will proceed to be tickled pink by the announcement, especially considering her opponent.

Kaitlin Young has burst onto the scene, ” target=”_blank”>destroying them … Anderson Silva would have been proud. There’s definitely a lot of promise there, but she’s never fought anyone with Carano’s experience, and Carano (as usual) is going to come into this fight bigger than Young. Very good matchup, and now I am officially hyped for this show!

  • Omomatta

    OOOOOH! Young is a badass! This seems like it should be a good fight.

  • koolpaw

    “Kaitlin Young has burst onto the scene, killing all three of her opponents during a Hook-n-Shoot tournament”

    Adding ” Mademoiselle Spider took only less than 2 mins to win those 3 fights at a night”

    I hope Kaitlin will call out Shayna, Tara, Amanda, Roxy, Akano those all REAL DEALS to the cage of EliteXC.

  • Captain

    What weight are they fighting at, 145, 155? I know it’s over two months away but I don’t think Gina could even pretend to be able to make 135 at this point.

  • garth

    “the women don’t have a 185lb division”

  • Lifer

    hardest cut of gina’s career for sure… her ditchpig appearance at that kim couture fight… no thanks!

  • Steve4192

    “What weight are they fighting at”

    140 pounds. The weightclass that Gary Shaw created specifically for Gina and she still can’t make weight.

  • danaunclefesterwhite

    This is Gina Carano, dehydrated to the brink of collapse at 141 pounds. Her body was absolutely perfect then and she still couldn’t make 140! (I’ve seen idiot guys say that she was a little fat in this picture. They must all be into boyish girls with no TNA then or manly chicks with manly rock hard abs and no tits.)

    But how the hell is she supposed to make 140 looking like she does now when she couldn’t make 140 then?

  • Atom

    Wow.. that girl took care of business.

    I would have been just fine with Gina remaining Shaw’s can fed pet.

    (disclaimer: still not a womens mma fan)

  • Steve4192

    “But how the hell is she supposed to make 140 looking like she does now when she couldn’t make 140 then?”

    Staying in relatively decent shape would have been a good start. Bloating up to 170-180 pounds makes her job all the more difficult.

    If she would just maintain here weight at a reasonable 160 pounds or so, she could shed 10 via fat loss during training camp and sweat the other 10 pounds out in the sauna. With the extra baggage she is carrying now, she’s going to have to lose 15-25 pounds in training and another 15 pounds in the sauna.

  • Atom

    Is she seriously close around 175lbs right now? She seems like she’d be pretty active, how does that even happen?

  • x5BoltMainx

    Who cares what her wait is, I would still go out w/her. Aslong as she never got as fat as a cow, a little extra baggage is alright in my book :D

  • x5BoltMainx

    weight* :(

  • Steve4192

    I don’t know how much she weighs, but I suspect her normal ‘walking around’ weight is about 160 (hence the reason she has so much trouble making 140), and she looks like she has packed on at least 10-15 pounds since her days as a trainer on ‘Fight Girls’.

  • Atom

    homophones FTW

  • Steve4192

    “Who cares what her wait is, I would still go out w/her.”

    Because she is not a pinup model, she is a fighter. She is supposed to able to make weight just like everybody else.

  • Xavier

    Yay, nothing to expose millions of people to like Phil fucking Baroni. Hopefully the female fight opens up a gusher and CBS doesn’t put this shit on anymore, saving MMA from the inevitable backlash that Shaw and his carny-cronies will certainly cause.

    *headache for the future of MMA with this horrible shit*

    No blog about WEC last night? Great show, gutty fights.

  • Gina’s boy toy

    Yeah I don’t know what weight they agreed to fight at, but most likely not 140lbs. Since the last time we saw Gina she was at least 160lbs or more. Either way it should be a good fight.

  • Nachtfalter

    I don’t really get why people are bitching about that card. Apart from the whole Kimbo being in the main event above Lawler I’m pretty happy. Lawler/Smith, Baroni/Ninja and Kimbo/MysteryCanman all promise to be entertaining. And that’s exactly what this card will have to be in order to impress CBS and their mainstream audience.

  • MadMan

    Looks like Gina’s gonna have her hands full.
    Xavier could be right…two nice looking females; evenly
    matched, are going to have a war–it could be bloody and it certainly ain’t gonna be pretty.
    Are the masses prepared for the aftermath?

  • fightlinker

    I hope it’s a total slugfest between those two, but i got a feeling Gina’s gonna come in with a gameplan … if Kaitlin is all about being on her feet, then Gina will try to take her out of her element. ‘Cause that’s what Randy would do!

  • x5BoltMainx

    What Randy says, joo do it!!

  • blake829

    I train at MMAA where Kaitlin trains. I really can’t wait, it’s gonna be an excellent fight. I expect Fightlinker is right about Gina coming with a gameplan, since she trains under Obe Wan Couture, but gameplan or no she’s gonna have her hands full, guaranteed. Kaitlin is in fantastic shape and she’s so physically imposing it’s rediculous! I always see her getting on the treadmill before our Muay Thai class starts and when we finish up an hour later this girl is still fucking jogging. She does the same “caveman” training that Sherk made famous on UFC All Access, and she makes it look easy.