||Many in the MMA fighting world do not think that Caranoâ€™s fighting ability has truly been tested. This week she may get more than she wants when she goes against Tonya Evinger at Elite XC Uprising.
Carano is being groomed to hold the top seat in world of womenâ€™s Mixed Martial Arts. She is slowly being brought along as a pretty show piece for Elite XC. Her fight with ex-wrestler Tonya Evinger will go bad if Evinger can get her to the ground. Evinger the former 3-time high school women’s national wrestling champion should exploit Carano’s weak ground game and keep Carano on her back.
Carano has the stand up edge over Evinger but Carano still doesn’t have the best take down defense. Evinger should be able to get the take down and inflict some ground and pound if she doesn’t get caught with a shot early.
Look for Carano to have her first MMA defeat at Elite XC Uprising.