Thursday, October 02, 2008

Kelly Kobold: Ready to Dethrone Gina Carano

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One woman stands alone atop women's mixed martial arts. Her name is Gina Carano . Right now, her fame (not her record) has made her the most popular name in women's MMA. On Saturday, at EliteXC's newest CBS event, Kelly Kobald is going to try and knock Carano off that mountain.

At 16-2-1, Kelly Kobald has made a career and name for herself at small venues and smokers (underground shows) around the country. She went undefeated in her first 17 fights, only losing her two most recent to two of the top competitors in women's MMA.

The self-proclaimed "brick shit-house" Kelly Kobald is ready for her shot at glory. "I've worked hard and I think that I've earned this shot," she said in a recent interview at Brunette's Gym in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she trains with Mike Reily and Team Bison.

"I've been at big shows before, so I don't get starstruck. I'm ready."

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