She is formerly the third best 145 lb (66 kg) female fighter in the world, according to the Unified Women's MMA Rankings.
She was profiled in a feature story for the ESPN series E:60 and was voted "Hottest Woman In America" by Big Biz Magazine in the Spring 2008 issue. On May 13, 2008, "Gina Carano" was the fastest-rising search on Google and third most searched person on Yahoo!.
Ranked #39 on Maxim's Hot 100 for 2014.
She was ranked as #5 on the "Top Ten Influential Women of 2008" list on Yahoo!.
Defeated by Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos on August 15, 2009 in the inaugural bout for the Strikeforce Women's Championship. Her current record is 7-1-0.