Strikeforce's Gina Carano to end hiatus

Updated: February 13, 2011, 8:12 AM ET
By Josh Gross | ESPN.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Gina Carano is ready to fight again.

Following an extended hiatus from mixed martial arts, the Strikeforce star and oft-described "face of female MMA" will return to action in late June, the promotion confirmed Saturday.

Carano has not fought since suffering the lone defeat of her eight-bout career -- a first-round stoppage against Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos -- in August of 2009 that garnered the highest rating for any Strikeforce card on Showtime.

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