- Won her first mixed martial arts fight only four months after she started training.
- Participated in the first nationally broadcast MMA fight on a major network on May 31, 2008; Carano achieved a 6-0 record by defeating Kaitlin Young in the CBS-televised bout.
- Known as "Crush" on NBC's reality competition American Gladiators, where her favorite event is the joust.
- Specializes in Muay Thai kick boxing.
- Father is former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Glenn Carano.