3 Mar 2011 16:42:28 PM
(Hopefully Amanda doesn’t make Gina reconsider this whole fighting thing like Cyborg did)
If you think Strikeforce is going to give Gina Carano an easy return bout. think again.
According to Tatame, the former Strikeforce women’s featherweight champion will take on Amanda Nunes when the promotion returns to Texas June 18 for an event anchored by a light heavyweight bout between Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal and a yet-to-be-named opponent and the two remaining opening-round heavyweight grand prix bouts between Strikeforce heavyweight champ Alistair Overeem and Fabricio Werdum and Josh Barnett versus Brett Rogers. The news was revealed to the Brazilian MMA news website by Nunes’ manager, who said they are currently in talks with Strikeforce for the bout.
The bout will mark the first fight in close to two years for Carano, who took a break from competition to focus on her burgeoning acting career. She stars as the lead in Steven Soderbergh’s “Haywire,” which opens April 22.
Nunes (6-1) is a tough fighter known for her knockout power, having finished each of her last six opponents by TKO or KO.Read More ADD COMMENTS (17) DIGG THIS