Long before we knew the names Arianny and Brittney, or Chrissy and Vanessa, the UFC’s round-card holders were a revolving door of anonymous female talent, often clad in denim ass-shorts and bedazzled halter-tops. And dammit, we liked it that way.
This must-see highlight reel takes us through 20 years of UFC ring girl history, from the delightful trashiness of the ’90s to the uniformed polish of today. The only gripe I have is the conspicuous absence of Ali Sonoma. WTF, guys. You can’t whitewash history.
After making their debuts as guest Octagon girls in 2011 — see here and here — models Chrissy Blair (the blonde one) and Vanessa Hanson (the brunette) moved to Strikeforce, where they held round cards until that promotion’s collapse. Luckily, we haven’t seen the last of them. The UFC announced yesterday that Chrissy and Vanessa have been added to the UFC’s ring girl rotation, and will be in action at the TUF 17 Finale, April 13th in Las Vegas.
In honor of this fantastic news, we’ve collected 30 of our all-time favorite photos of Chrissy and Vanessa, which we’ve arranged in the gallery after the jump. Enjoy, and follow the girls on twitter @chrissy_blair and @vanessa_hanson!
Following their recent trend of using local ring girl talent for international events, the UFC hired a pair of Brazilian models to add eye candy to this weekend’s UFC on FX 7 card — Camila Rodrigues de Oliveira (who barely exists on the Internet, unfortunately) and Aline Franzoi, a 20-year-old from Guarulhos who hosts some sort of weird kids’ show called Hora Da Festa. We decided to round up some of Aline’s best photos, which we’ve arranged in the gallery after the jump. Enjoy, and see lots more of Aline on her Facebook page.
Future UFC Hall of Famer Arianny Celeste is featured on the cover of the December 2012 issue of Maxim, and you can check out her pictorial in the gallery after the jump. Here’s a sample quote from her interview:
On if she’s been naughty or nice this year: “A mixture of both, but more on the naughty side. I like to keep things interesting.”
Pick up the December 2012 issue of Maxim wherever bathroom reading material is sold.
The UFC revealed yesterday that its UFC on FUEL 6: Franklin vs. Le event (November 10th; Macau, China) will actually feature two guest ring girls. Joining Kang Ye-bin in the Octagon Girl pit will be Jessica Cambensy, aka Jessica C., a Chinese-Filipina-American model who originally hails from Chicago, and is currently based in Los Angeles. After kicking off her career at the age of 15, Jessica rose to prominence as a lingerie model in Hong Kong, and has also appeared in a couple movies. Check out more of our favorite Jessica Cambensy photos after the jump, and if you like what you see, be sure to follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
“I’m thrilled to be Korea’s first Octagon Girl. I’m just a little anxious whether I’ll be able to do a good job, but I’ll try my best and hopefully I can raise the spirits of our three Korean fighters in the UFC. I’d like to look sexier and hotter than Arianny Celeste.”
Darlin’, you just signed your own death warrant. But while we have her around, let’s check out some of the Internet’s best Kang Ye-bin photos in the gallery below…
In honor of Pearson’s impressive accomplishment, we’ve rounded up 16 great photos of Kristie, which you can check out in the gallery after the jump. If you like what you see, follow Kristie on twitter for more. The Smashes debuts this Wednesday on FX Australia and ESPN UK.
(They were so young, so…innocent. OK, maybe just young.)
If you are in need a pick-me-up, then boy do we have some good news for you. Chances are, if you ordered tickets to UFC 149, you are a sad panda bordering on manic depressive at the moment. Every single main card fight has been changed from its original pairing, leaving us with a headlining battle for a belt that has no value outside of Narnia, where its gold could possibly be smelted into a dagger of some sort and used to smite an enemy with extreme righteousness.
But praise the Gods, an angel from on High has been sent to repair this weak, starving card as best as she can with only the power of her presence, like a stacked Mother Teresa if you will. That woman is former UFC ring girl Rachelle Leah, who will be making her triumphant return to the octagon at UFC 149. We last saw Ms. Leah at UFC 111, where she turned in perhaps the single greatest night of card carrying the sport has ever seen. Check out a few of our favorite photos of Rachelle after the jump, and be sure to follow her on Twitter.
Say what you want about her ability to pick ‘em, but if there’s one thing longtime UFC ring girl Arianny Celeste knows, it’s how to look good in front of a camera. We don’t mean to be crude, but MYGODLOOKATHER…presence. It’s truly something to behold. Anyway, check out an extended gallery of her talents after the jump, and if you want to see Ms. Celeste’s shoot in its entirety, head over to Egotastic.com. Be sure to follow Arianny on Twitter as well, and tell her that CP sent you. We’re sure she’ll be thrilled.
On the last episode of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, Vitor Belfort out-scored Wanderlei Silva in a soccer-themed coaches’ challenge, and Gasparzinho celebrated by picking up ring girl Britney Palmer and carrying her away, kicking and screaming. Team Vitor set upon Britney like a pack of wild dogs. When the UFC’s local security crew finally dragged them off, nothing remained of Palmer but a tattered red bikini top — her shorts were devoured completely — and a pair of silicone breast-implants, picked clean of all flesh. Each member of Team Vitor received R$2,000 (approximately $980) for the win. See, this is the kind of shit you miss when you don’t watch.
Two versions of the GIF are after the jump, courtesy of The UG. In the smaller/longer one, you can catch a glimpse of Britney fleeing for her life after the abduction.
At long last, here’s Arianny Celeste’s mugshot from her domestic violence booking on Saturday morning. The UFC ring girl was released on $3,000 bail after about 12 hours in custody, got in a power-nap sometime during the day, and still showed up for the UFC 146 main card looking pretty damn presentable. And that’s why she’s had a steady job carrying round cards around the Octagon for over five years — other professional hot chicks simply cannot hang at that level.
UPDATE:The Las Vegas Sun has details of the incident that led to Celeste’s arrest. Read on after the jump. You will not be disappointed…
Arianny Celeste has been doing her part to keep the international men’s magazine industry alive, posing for an absurdly hot pictorial in this month’s edition of FHM Philippines. Check out the veteran UFC ring girl‘s latest photo-highlights in the gallery below, and let us know what you think…
Well ho-lee shit. It seems that if you do enough digging on any given ring girl, you will find out that she has done porn at one point in her life. According to a few unconfirmed sources from around the MMA blogosphere, it appears that Chandella Powell will be joining the ranks of Logan Stanton, Natasha Wicks, and Edith Labelle as a former UFC ring girl due to…get this…failing to disclose that she once appeared in a couple softcore porn photo shoots and videos under the name “Mariah Ashton.” What was originally passed off as a common bestiality flick was recently discovered to contain none other than the first ever African American UFC ring girl going “toe-to-toe” with another young starlet. How could you keep this from us, Carmen?
As we all know, Chandella was absent from the UFC’s FUEL TV debut last night, and hasn’t said a word on her Twitter account since Saturday. And since we also know that it is physically impossible for any woman, let alone a public figure, to ignore their Twitter for more than an hour or so, this can only mean that these rumors are unquestionably true. We are not going to provide links to any of the evidence against Ms. Powell, because if you haven’t searched the internet and found them yourself by this point I would be sorely disappointed, Potato Nation.
To give you some perspective on how to deal with this, join us after the jump to see how a few members of the CP staff coped with the heartbreaking news, via a string of emails.
(The staph infection threat-level has been raised to orange.)
Brazilian entertainment outlet EGO just published a massive shoot with UFC ring girls Arianny Celeste and Chandella Powell for their “Paparazzo” section — which is especially hot if you’re into hand-wraps and heavy bags. Check out some highlights in the gallery after the jump, and go here to see the rest.
In news that will probably make you clench your fists in triumph, Playboy has confirmed that beloved UFC ring girl Brittney Palmer will appear in their March issue. A photo of Palmer was included on the “Next Month” page of the nudie mag’s current January/February issue, with the following teaser copy:
“The Canvas suits her. The UFC Octagon has always attracted delicate beauties, but no ring girl paints a prettier picture than pop artist Brittney Palmer. It’s a pictorial worth fighting for.”
The unfamiliar face you may have seen doing laps around the Octagon on Saturday night was Vanessa Hanson, a 20-year-old model from Orange, California, who earned a guest ring girl spot at UFC 136 by winning Transworld Surf‘s 2011 US Open/UFC Model Search. Check out more Vanessa Hanson photos in the gallery below, and watch the photo-shoot video at the end to see her in action.
When it comes to reports of guest UFC ring girls, we’ve become the boys whocry wolf. But you can trust us this time, because the UFC announced it themselves. Chrissy Hubbard (aka Chrissy Blair) has earned a shot as a guest Octagon Girl at UFC 133, after winning the annual Miss TransWorld Motocross modeling search.
The 22-year-old hails from Orlando, Florida, and recently graduated college with a degree in graphic design. She describes herself as a “laid back, friendly and goofy person.” Oh man, we have so much in common! (Except for the laid back and friendly part, and the part about graduating college.)
Get to know Chrissy Blair/Chrissy Hubbard better on her official website, tumblr page, and Facebook page, and check out some more great photos of the professional hot chick in the gallery after the jump…
And here we have UFC ring girl Arianny Celeste on a beach in Saint-Tropez, giving a peck to the kind of surrealist phallic symbol that passes for public art in France. AVERT YOUR EYES, CHILDREN! There’s so much wrong with this picture — which is why it’s so perfect for a caption contest on a slow news day. Do your worst in the comments section; we’ll pick out some winners later this week and award some CagePotato t-shirts. Good luck…
(You know, there probably is a dude out there whose ‘ultimate fantasy’ involves Arianny Celeste and a few thousand limes, and when he sees this video he’s going to absolutely lose his shit. Props: officialbudlight)
Some selected highlights from our friends around the MMA blogosphere. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how your site can join the MMA Link Club…
- Alistair Overeem and Fabricio Werdum Head to Head: Who Will Win This Saturday? (LowKick)
- TUF 12 Winner Jonathan Brookins Returns to Featherweight This September Against Eric Koch (Five Ounces of Pain)
- Shane Carwin: “I Can’t Recall Much of the Fight” (5thRound)
UFC 131 in Vancouver will have a guest Octagon Girl by the name of Leah Dizon according to Arianny Celeste on Facebook yesterday. Leah, a singer and model was born and raised in Las Vegas but now resides in Tokyo, Japan. [via babesofmma]
(“No matter what happens, I hope we can still pretend to be friends.”)
Let’s not drag this thing out any longer than we already have. After four rounds of voting, over 50,000 votes cast, and one fairly-awkward video featuring the two finalists, you’ve made it very clear who your hearts belong to.
And so, the winner of 2011′s Hottest Women in MMA Grand Prix, taking a full 77.4% of the popular vote in the finals, is…
Check out more photos of the two ferocious competitors after the jump, and cast your final vote in the poll at the end of this post. (As usual, if you don’t see it, refresh the page or try a different browser.) We’ll announce the results on Friday. Man, this is really happening. Finish strong, people…