Mixed martial arts fighter Gina Carano cut a striking figure during her swift rise to the top of her profession, beginning in 2006. Ranked No. 3 in her weight class worldwide, Carano's model-worthy features belied her ferocity in the ring, where she went undefeated for nearly three years before a devastating knockout in 2009. Prior to the loss to Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos, Carano had begun to make inroads into acting in minor features and as a competitor on "American Gladiators" (NBC, 2008). She had also accepted the lead role in Steven Soderbergh's big-screen action pic "Haywire." Following the defeat, Carano appeared to step away from fighting to concentrate on what appeared to be a burgeoning career as an action star, despite rumors that her performance in the anticipated "Haywire" had been dubbed prior to release. No matter how the final product turned out, Carano remained an exceptional figure in one of the toughest sports around - a no-holds-barred scrapper who could dish out the abuse and look good while doing it.