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Gina Carano changed the face of MMA

Updated: July 5, 2012, 12:19 PM ET
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1. Gina Carano was born April 16, 1982 in Dallas, Texas.

2. Her father, Glenn, was the backup quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys from 1977-1983.

3. Carano graduated from Trinity Christian High School in Las Vegas, where she led the basketball team to a state title.

4. She attended the University of Nevada-Reno before transferring to UNLV for three years. She majored in psychology.

5. Carano's mixed martial arts career began when her boyfriend, ...

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