The most recognizable face in women’s mixed martial arts, the incredibly popular and talented Gina “Conviction” Carano, of Las Vegas, will be profiled on “E:60″ next Tuesday, May 13, on ESPN.
The multi-subject newsmagazine show starts at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.
Tuesday’s segment will include comments from Ginaâ€™s parents — her father, Glenn, is a former NFL quarterback — world-class women fighters Shayna Baszler and Tara LaRosa, the story behind Gina getting involved in MMA and why she stopped going to college â€“ 18 credits short of getting her degree â€“ and the impact of her sudden stardom.
Carano, aka “Crush” on “American Gladiators,” will fight dangerous, confident, hard-hitting Hook ‘n Shoot champion Kaitlin Young, of Minneapolis, on the first-ever MMA primetime broadcast on network television when “CBS ELITEXC SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS” premieres with a five-fight card on Saturday, May 31, on the CBS Television Network (9 p.m.-11 p.m. ET/PT).
The highly anticipated event, presented by Los Angeles-based ProElite, Inc.’s live fight division, EliteXC, will originate from the Prudential Center at Newark, N.J. Doors open for the live event at 5:30 p.m. ET. The first fight is at 6:30. Tickets are on sale.
On Tuesday, May 6, “E:60″ re-played a segment on Kimbo Slice that originally ran in December 2007. “E:60″ also updated the Kimbo story later in the program with discussion of his last fight and his upcoming one. Kimbo will face England’s James “Colossus” Thompson in the CBS main event on May 31.