Sunday, July 31, 2011

July 2011 MMA Babe of the Month - Nicole Craner

Our July 2011 MMA babe of the month is MMA model and ring girl Nicole Craner. Nicole is a small town girl from Coeur d' Alene, Idaho and spent her summers on the beach in Nor-Cal. She went to college for two years and has been a Legal Secretary for 6 years. Nicole has a huge passion for MMA. She has ring carded for Strikeforce, Pro-Battle MMA, Tuff Nuff and Shark Fights. She was a finalist for the Maxim UFC Octagon girl search. Nicole has been featured in Maxim, FHM, Extreme Fighter Magazine Centerfold and Skinnie Magazine. She is currently in the 2011 Playboy Intimates Model Search, 2011 Maxim Hometown Hottie Contest and a Suggested Follower of Playboy Magazine on Twitter.

How did you get into the world of MMA?

-I started renting the videos when the UFC first started with Royce Gracie and there were no weight classes. I remember watching Royce walk into the ring and he was such a little guy going up against bigger guys! I honestly thought to myself, what is this guy going to do? And then he amazed me. He was so agile, fast, patient and unbelievable. I kept asking my boyfriend if this was fake. It reminded me of Bloodsport in a way and the Kumite but the actual real thing and not Very cool.

Who are your favorite MMA fighters?

-I have a few ;). I tend to like the unknowns. The fighters that are stealth and you don't see them coming and then BAM there in your face. A fighter that brings something new to the sport that no one has seen whether it's a certain style or charisma. A perfect example would be Dominick Cruz. His style is unorthodox, his footwork is nothing anyone has seen or can copy and you never know which side he's coming from because he's in and out so fast. I also like the way he presents himself. He is very low key and not about the fame and hype. He's there because he loves what he does. A perfect Champion. I think he deserves way more credit than he gets. You hear people say "he doesn't finish fights". From a fan's perspective or at least mine, it’s not about the power of a KO; it's about giving your all. Cruz is battling all 5 rounds every fight almost. I would rather watch someone, bleed, sweat and put their heart on the line than knock someone out in 5 seconds. It's all about heart, passion and hard work. It's way more memorable to me.

-BJ Penn has also always been one of my favorites. Every time his walk out song plays it sends me back to islands in Kona, Hawaii where I used to live. I get sooo mellow and pumped at the same time. I am always out of my seat for his fights. He also has great dimples which makes it easy.

-Nick Diaz is also a favorite. He has a crazy fighting style that I love to watch but what I like most about him is he is real. He doesn't put on a show and he says how he feels. He also constantly challenges himself such as wanting to fight GSP. He is true to who he is. He speaks his mind and I respect that. I think he is one of the best fighters of all time.

-Matt Hughes is a favorite because he is such a humble man and a family man. I was sitting by him at an event a couple years ago and his fighter was getting ready to fight in the ring. I looked over and Matt’s head was down. I asked him if he was meditating. He said “no, I am praying”. I gained a lot of respect from him in that moment. He prays for everyone one of his fighters that steps into the ring. I think that is awesome and it shows his true character.

What are the strangest and sweetest comments MMA fans have said to you?

-I like the comments from the little kids that are at our events. They are sooo sweet and shy. One little boy told me "I was going to be his girlfriend one day". It was sweet.

-Well, I was at a Shark Fights event with my friend Natalie Skyy and we were walking back to our hotel room from eating breakfast and a guy behind the convenience store completely flashed us. I will never forget that picture. :)

What is something most people don't know about you?

-I love to dance. I've been dancing since I can remember. I think my true calling has always been dance but life takes us down different paths. I was working at a law firm a couple years ago and our computers went down. A computer guy came in and started working on them for us. I had never met or seen the guy in my life. He looked over at me and asked me if “I liked to dance"? I got really embarrassed at that moment because I thought maybe he had seen me at the bar dancing the weekend before with my friends. I replied "yes" and asked I asked him if he went out last weekend" and he said "no, that he doesn't frequent bars". Then he replied "God speaks to me and he loves the way you dance so keep dancing". I was freaked out as I had never met that guy in my life and I wondered how he knew that dancing was a passion of mine. After he left I asked my boss who he was and she said he was a missionary who builds churches in Africa and around the world and speaks the word of god. I said "So he doesn't frequent bars" and she said "Umm, No, he's been doing this his whole life". I had goose bumps. I still dance around my house to this day. :) Hopefully, god will let me dance at the gates of heaven...wishful thinking ;)

What are your hobbies and how do you spend your free time?

-I love to travel and see different places, dance, shop and I love the beach.

Are you single?


What do you look for in a guy?

-I am very picky which is a curse and blessing all in its own. It’s all about chemistry for me. I have to feel it first. Whether its eye contact or a vibe I feel. I like a man who is strong and confident in whom they are, but isn't overbearing. I look for someone who is going to bring out the best in me and not bring me down or forget I am there because they are so into themselves. I look for charisma, style, and someone who will challenge me and stimulate my mind. There is also nothing more sexy than a man that can make me laugh and dance.

What are your turn-ons?

-A man who smells amazing.... ;) I love a guy who wears his hat backwards. I have no idea why but it's a head turner for me. I love a guy who can dance. A man who has style and dresses well. Someone who makes me laugh. Abs and eyes. Someone who is humble and true to themselves.

What are your turnoffs?

-Cocky men, unappreciative people who take advantage, people that bring other people down.

What would you say if your best feature?

-My eyes.

What are your future plans or dreams in life?

-I am currently a Legal Secretary. I would like to go to Law School in Santa Cruz, California eventually, have a beach house there and model as long as I can.

Thank you very much for your time Nicole and wish you success in all your future plans and dreams. Say hello to Nicole on Facebook, on Twitter @nicolecraner and be sure to vote for Nicole at Playboy Intimates!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Future of Women's MMA is Now

Women's MMA has come a long way and still needs to evolve but the future is now.  The very first title fight under the Zuffa banner will take place tonight at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, IL.  Miesha Tate (top) will challenge Strikeforce welterweight champion Marloes Coenen (bottom) on the co-main event for the belt and Julie Kedzie will take on Alex Davis on the preliminary card.  If you enjoy women's MMA then let it be known and spread the word.  A great start is to tweet @danawhite your opinion.  Don't miss this historic event whether live like us or on Showtime tonight!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Fighter Babe Sarah "TNT" McLeod Back in the Cage Tomorrow

We recently had the pleasure of speaking with up and coming MMA fighter Sarah “TNT” McLeod. Sarah is an amateur fighter fighting out of Omaha, Nebraska who will return to the cage tomorrow at Victory Fighting Championships in Council Bluffs, Iowa. In addition to being an MMA fighter this Vancouver native is also a bikini competitor and student. Check out what Sarah had to say in our interview below.

How did you get involved in MMA and how long have you been training?

-I was training in the weight room every day and I decided that MMA would be a great mental and physical challenge for me. I took my first MMA fight with 12 days’ notice and no training in any discipline. My training in 2010 consisted of weightlifting and cardio at my local weight room in Vancouver Canada. In January 2011, I moved to Omaha Nebraska to join my first MMA gym at Mid-America Martial Arts. This was my first time training in all disciplines and really getting my butt kicked!

Where are you currently training, and what's a typical training week like for you?

-I train out of Mid-America Martial Arts in Omaha Nebraska. I also have a strength and conditioning Coach Bret Carter, from Endless Possibilities Training Systems. I train at Mid-America 3 nights out of the week, and I see Bret for 3 mornings each week. Unfortunately this is all that my school schedule is allowing me to train as I have 4-7 hours of school, 5 days/week. After summer semester I will return to training 5 days/week, both morning and night.

Tell us about your upcoming fight, who you are fighting and where?

-I will be fighting Heather Lambert from New Hampshire in a 115lbs amateur bout on JULY 30. Heather has a record of 3-0 and I think she will be my toughest challenge yet. The fight is for Victory Fighting Championships at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

What is your best experience as a fighter? What is your worst?

-I love growing as a fighter and every challenge that I face at training or in the ring pushes me to become a stronger person. The hardest part is finding time to manage school, training and fights. School is very important to me but I believe I was born to fight, so I find a way to make it happen.

What advice would you give to other women who are reading this interview and want to get started in MMA?

-Set a goal and make it happen! Join a gym and learn to push yourself past any physical or mental barriers. MMA, to me, is all about becoming a stronger person, and testing your will against an opponent is an incredible challenge.

What are some of the hurdles that you think Women in MMA need to overcome before Women's MMA will be considered a top level sport like Men's MMA is today?

-I believe that we are getting more and more opportunities to showcase our talent, and it’s only a matter of time before we become more recognized in the sport.

What or who are your inspirations in MMA and life?

-My inspirations in both MMA and life are my coaches, my teammates, my friends and family. These people inspire me every day and their positive energy pushes me to excel in everything that I do.

Who are your favorite MMA fighters?

-My favorite female fighters are Meisha Tate, Zoila Frausto, and Jessica Eye.

How do you enjoy your free time when not training or fighting? Any hobbies?

-If I’m not training, I’m in school, or I’m studying. School keeps me very busy, and just like MMA, I enjoy the mental challenge that it provides me with. Call me a nerd, but it is what it is, and I love it!!

Are you single?


What do you look for in a guy?

-A mullet.

What are your turn-ons?


Any future plans or dreams?

-I take everything as it comes, and right now I am 100% focused on school and fighting. My dreams are endless, but in everything I do, I hope to set a positive example for everyone to use their potential and be the best person that they can be.

Any shout outs you would like to make?

-Thank-you to all of my coaches and teammates from Mid-America Martial Arts; my strength and conditioning coach, Bret Carter from Endless Possibilities Training Systems; Ryan Stoddard from Relentless Management; my friends and family, and everyone that gives me positive energy and encouragement.

Thank you for your time Sarah and we will be cheering you onto victory tomorrow. For more information on Sarah's fight tomorrow check out Victory Fighter and be sure to visit her Facebook page.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Meet MMA Babe Breanna Armstrong

We recently connected with MMA babe Breanna Armstrong. Breanna is a 22 year old combat sports journalist and business owner who calls San Clemente, CA and Kailua-Kona, HI home. She has been published in Ultimate MMA Magazine,, The Press-Enterprise Newspaper,, Muay Thaimes Magazine,, El Tiempo Magazine and Keep reading to find out more about this MMA babe.

How did you get into the world of MMA?

-I went to college in California’s Inland Empire. In the “IE” there is a Martial Arts gym on every corner and everyone is either training to be a professional fighter or wants to be one. I saw that our newspaper did not cover this sport, so one day in the middle of my cheerleading season, I started covering local fighters and eventually I became a freelance writer for The Press-Enterprise Newspaper. I made Combat Sports journalism my full-time job while going to College and being on my University’s cheerleading team. From there I broke into print media and was able to intern for the magazine that I now contribute to: Ultimate MMA Magazine.

What has been your favorite interview so far?

-I have a few favorites! My first big interview was with Bas Rutten back in 2009, for Ultimate MMA Magazine. I was so nervous and the shoot was at his house. When my photographer and I arrived, Bas and his wife made us feel at home. It was a great interview and I was laughing for a majority of it. Another favorite was my interview with Vitor Belfort last year for He was just inspiring and it was the day after Anderson Silva defeated Demian Maia at UFC 112. There was a lot of hype that came with that article and it is still one of my favorites to this day.

Tell us about Koast Kombat and how it was started.

-I grew up in Orange County, Calif., and in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. I have a huge heart for Hawaii MMA, so I started Koast Kombat. My company’s goal is to link the Hawaii MMA scene with the Mainland MMA scene. I created a fighter exchange program that will allow fighters from Hawaii to train and fight on the Mainland to further their careers. Our program offers the same for fighters on the Mainland as well. Koast Kombat manages fighters, models, ring announcers, hosts and commentators. We are currently sponsoring Chris Cisneros, who is from Hilo, and he is one of the best fighters in Hawaii right now. is also a news site that covers Muay Thai and other Industry events. We just launched in February and we already have received so much support already.

Who are your favorite MMA fighters?

-One of my favorite MMA fighters would have to be Jon “Bones” Jones. He is an absolute inspiration in our industry and is a positive example to all. He is a great athlete and glorifies God in all that he does. Another favorite is my buddy Travis “Hapa” Browne, I nearly had a heart attack when he KO’d Struve at UFC 130. He’s a great person and fighter.

Who are your favorite Muay Thai fighters?

-My favorite Muay Thai fighters are Romie Adanza and Kevin Ross. Both fighters have raised the bar in their weight classes. It’s a privilege to see them fight every time they step in the ring.

What are some of the hurdles that you think Women in MMA need to overcome before Women's MMA will be considered a top level sport like Men's MMA is today?

-I have seen Women’s MMA grow so much in the past few years; I think that it is a top level sport whether it is for Men or Women. In my opinion, a major hurdle would be integrating WMMA into the UFC. This will eventually happen someday when there are enough female fighters to stack the weight divisions.

When do you think we will see women’s divisions in the UFC?

-Hopefully in the next few years, as this sport continues to grow.

What or who are your inspirations in MMA and life?

-Every one that I have interviewed in this industry inspires me. Their passion for this sport is what fuels my passion to write about it. Also my Dad inspires my life everyday. He is my rock and I am who I am because of him and my family.

What is something most people don't know about you?

-My Job! A lot of people do not know what I do, and are shocked when they learn of it.

How do you enjoy your free time, any hobbies?

-I love dancing, painting, golfing, Muay Thai, writing, going to the beach and hanging out with friends.

What would you say is your best feature?

-My best feature is probably my blue eyes.

Any future plans or dreams?

-I have so many plans and dreams, but my biggest dream is to follow through with God’s plan that He has in mind for me. Because my plans are nothing compared to the plans that He has for me.

Any special shout outs?

-I want to thank God for all of the opportunities that He has given me at a young age. Thank you for all the interviews; whether it is right after you get out of the cage or at your gym, I so appreciate every interview. Thanks Babes of MMA for featuring me, I love what you are doing for the sport and appreciate your support. Thanks to my amazing family and friends for putting up with my crazy career choice! I love you all. And finally thanks to the readers and fans! Follow me on Twitter! @BreArmstrong

Thanks for your time Breanna and really look forward to meeting you in person one day soon. Until then keep up all the great work with your journalism and website!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

July 2011 Aspiring MMA Babe of the Month - Danielle Marie

Our July 2011 aspiring MMA babe of the month is Danielle Marie who hails from Toronto, ON Canada.  This stunner is 5'4", 120 lbs., measures 34-26-34 and says her booty is her best feature.  Danielle currently works as an assembler of the Lexus RX 350, a promo model for "Got Ass", pole and belly dancer, part of foxy boxing and a model.  A jack of all trades she is a master networker if you need a model or promoter.  Danielle lives by the motto to live life to the fullest and regret nothing.  She plans to continue her successful career in fitness and promo modeling.  Her dream is to help those in need.  In her spare time she enjoys traveling, decorating, shopping, scrapbooking, snowboarding, playing squash, working out, Muay Thai, pole and belly dancing, playing Xbox, watching UFC and of course modeling.  Her turn-on's include tallness, thick chest, sexy smile, genuine eyes, brains, cockiness, alpha types and cologne.  Her turnoffs are smoking, skinniness, fake people, liars, coming on too strong and short guys.  Danielle's favorite MMA fighters are Mauricio Rua and Wanderlei Silva.  Keep your eye open in the MMA world for Danielle.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Stephanie Ann Cook's Sexy Photo Shoot for Babes of MMA

A few months ago we had the pleasure of doing a photo shoot with the sexy Stephanie Ann Cook.  We made you wait long enough so enjoy the beautiful images above and the rest on our Facebook album.  Say hello to Stephanie on Facebook and on Twitter @StephannC.  Grab your official Babes of MMA gear here.  Thank you again Stephanie!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Shock N' Awe 8 Ring Babes

This past Saturday Shock N' Awe 8 took place in the UK which included our friends and lovely ring girls Alex Boldry and Poppy Thompson.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sunday Funday with Corissa Furr in Washington DC

For those in the Washington DC area head over to Eden Nightclub tonight for Sunday Funday hosted by MMA ring babe and model Corissa Furr.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Gina Carano - Haywire Official Movie Trailer

The movie trailer for Gina Carano's movie Haywire was released to the public at Comic-Con yesterday and looks pretty good.  Now we just need Gina back in the MMA cage.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Strikeforce Voelker vs. Bowling 3 Babes

Strikeforce Voelker vs. Bowling 3 takes place tonight at The Palms in Las Vegas, NV and also live on Showtime at 11 PM ET.  In addition to the Strikeforce ring babes you will also get to see two of the top women's fighters Sarah Kaufman and Liz Carmouche square off on the main card.  For more pictures from the weigh-ins click here.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

New Sexiness from Andy Nguyen

MMA fighter and model Andy Nguyen recently connected with photographer Jim Fey for some sexy shots as seen above.  On August 6th Andy will be in a grappling tournament and from there she will begin training for her next MMA fight.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Babes of MMA Proudly Sponsored the G2 Women's MMA Summit

Babes of MMA was a proud sponsor of the G2 Women's MMA Summit in Las Vegas, NV from 7/1 to 7/3/11 which included our sponsorship of Michele Gutierrez's boxing seminar and our gear at the Tuff-N-Uff MMA event on 7/1.  Thanks to our photographer friends Joe Pic Photography and Jeff Binn's Photography for capturing all the action from this historic WMMA weekend!  To see more great pictures from the Summit visit both photographers websites and our Facebook album.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Meet Jade Bryce

MMA Athletics recently caught up with the beautiful Jade Bryce.  Check out the video to learn more about Bellator babe Jade!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Meet Brittney Palmer at the Import Expo Saturday and Sunday

MMA babe Brittney Palmer will be appearing at the Import Expo this coming Saturday and Sunday at the Markham Fairgrounds in Markham, ON Canada.  Say hello to Brittney at the Car Aid booth.  For more information on the event click here.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Fighter Babe Carina Damm Fights Thursday

Fighter babe Carina "Beauty But The Beast" Damm is back in action this coming Thursday to take on Valentina Shevchenko at Iron Man Championship 10 in SalinĂ³polis, ParĂ¡, Brazil.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Indiana Fighting Championship Ring Babes

Indiana Fighting Championship (IFC) will host its very first event tonight at the Dale Community Center in Dale, IN.  Every MMA event has to have the beautiful ring girls!  Check out IFC ring babes Katy, Ashton and Sabrina here and on their very own Facebook page.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Say Hello to Babes of MMA Sponsored BJJ Fighter Jiyoon Chung

Babes of MMA is proud to introduce our newest sponsored BJJ fighter Jiyoon Chung. After meeting Jiyoon at an MMA event earlier this year we kept in touch and from there decided to team up. Located in the Chicagoland area Jiyoon is quite active in the BJJ and MMA scene here. Tomorrow she ventures to the 5th Annual Buckeye Border International Grappling Championship in Toledo, OH. We recently caught up with Jiyoon to learn more about her background in BJJ.

How did you get involved in BJJ and how long have you been training?

-God blessed me. My friend, Blase, saw a post I had put up on Facebook about a fight I had gotten into and asked me if I was a fighter. I responded, “no,” and he asked me if I would be interested in training. I didn’t really think it would go anywhere but figured, “why not?” and said I was interested. Honestly, I had no idea what I was getting myself into… I didn’t even know what Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was. Blase took me to different academies and the first time I hit the mat, I fell in love with it and I became a mat rat. I started training August, 2010, so it has been a little under a year.

Where are you currently training and what's a typical training week like for you?

-A month ago I used to train BJJ 6x a week, but they cancelled the Jiu-Jitsu program at one of the academies I was training at, so currently I train BJJ only 4x a week. My coach, Jorge Barraza, a Brown Belt under Comprido Rodrigo, is about to open up his own school in Dundee, IL, so once that ball gets rolling; I’ll be back to training 6x a week. In the meantime, I’ve been training with coach Comprido at FLO MMA. I also do resistance training with free weights, power cage, bars, bands, kettle bells, medicine balls, bosu ball, stability ball, steps, and a few machines. I do a little bit of cardio training as well. I train on my own about 3x a week. Some days I do '2-a-days', incorporating BJJ training. We work technique, some stand up and roll. Typically, Sunday is the only day I rest.

What is your best experience as a fighter? What is your worst?

-My best experience so far would have to be the Corral Combat Classics tournament. I had competed in five tournaments previous to the C3 and placed 2nd in four of them. I was just itching out of my skin for 1st place and I finally got my first taste of victory. Not only was it my first, 1st place, I also placed 1st in absolute and also beat a Blue Belt on the way. It felt so good to finally make my team proud and to give back to them. It was also my best experience because that is when I realized that, this is how I needed to fight and train to get first and I will never forget that feeling.

-I can’t really think of too many “worst” experiences. I mean, I hate losing but its still knowledge gained and I’m the type of person who always tries to see the glass half full. I can make excuses for why I lost a certain fight and I do have reasons for some, but it’s just a lesson learned for next time. The only thing I don’t like is when I’m training and a new guy will come in or something, and when we roll he goes super light and easy on me, barely moves, just giving positions, sweeps and submissions to me that are so easy. I really don’t like when guys treat me like that because I like working hard to earn what I deserve, not an easy handout because I’m a girl. I’m not saying go all crazy on me, but just saying, I know what I signed up for… hahaha.

What are some of the hurdles that you think women in MMA/BJJ need to overcome before women's MMA/BJJ will be considered a top level sport like Men's MMA/BJJ is today?

-I don't think “Women” need to overcome anything. I think Men, or society as a whole, needs to overcome the fact that women can do the same thing and that we deserve the same respect as men for the same sport that we do. In fact, I feel most women work harder than men because we are doubted. We are the underdogs. We are living in a “man’s world”. This gives us more motives to prove ourselves and to fight harder to earn our respect, even though we shouldn't have to fight for it. Respect is something that should be a given, but unfortunately, that's not how the world works. Of course we have come a long way, but we still have a long way to go.

What or who are your inspirations in BJJ and life?

-My coach inspires me. He has taught me mostly everything I know and he has opened up my eyes to BJJ. He's not afraid to say it like it is and I appreciate and respect that. Some misunderstand his brutal honesty as too blunt, but I call it tough love. Comprido is also a big inspiration to me; I hope to be as successful as him someday. Seeing other women who are fighters and their success is a huge inspiration as well. Knowing that anything is possible and the potential that I have to become World Champion makes me want to work harder every day. What inspires me the most is when people tell me I inspire them; it’s the best compliment I could ever receive and gives me purpose for what I’m doing. God, my family and friends inspire me to live an honest life. They are the reason I want more out of life; I want to make them proud and be able to give back for all they have done for me and that they have put up with. Lastly, the ones that doubt me "inspire" me. It gets my blood going and I get all anxious when someone says "you can't" because I'll find a way to show them I can.

Who are your favorite MMA/BJJ fighters?

-Jorge Barraza, Comprido, Jonatas Novaes, Felipe Costa, Jacare, Christiane Cyborg, McKenzie Dern, Caio Terra, Showtime, Vieira, Gina Carano, Tito and last but not least all of my Brasa family - they mean a lot to me.

How do you enjoy your free time when not training or fighting?

-I love working out. I like doing activities that require movement. It's nice to just sit around and chill all day sometimes but I always have so much energy in me, I just need things to do. I was a swimmer for 13 years prior to jiu jitsu. I also played water polo for 2 years. I love snowboarding, cliff jumping, roller coasters, watching movies, looking at and creating art, shoe shopping, playing with my hair, nails, makeup and listening to music. I listen to mainly underground hip hop and dance music. I love, love, love to dance!

Any future plans or dreams?

-I travel about 80 miles a day to train so I plan on moving soon so I can be closer to the academy. My dream would be to do jiu jitsu all day, every day, for the rest of my life. To make it my life, my career, what I eat, breath, sleep and dream so I can become World Champion.

Thanks for taking time out to speak with us Jiyoon and we are inspired by your heart and determination to be the best. We are honored to connect from the early days on your journey to becoming World Champion! Jiyoon will be at the Buckeye Border Championship tomorrow and the Chicago Open next month. Say hello to Jiyoon on Facebook, on Twitter @jiyoon_jitsu and check out Team Barraza on Facebook.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

M-1 Ring Girl Contest

Last week M-1 Challenge hosted a ring girl contest at Hooters in Costa Mesa, CA for its live Showtime event the following night.  Photographer Emilio Sanchez captured the sixteen ladies in action.  For more pictures from this event click here.