Wednesday, August 31, 2011

August 2011 MMA Babe of the Month – Amber Nichole

Our August 2011 MMA babe of the month is former UFC octagon girl and model Amber Nichole. Originally from Denver, CO Amber now resides in Las Vegas, NV. She is 5’9”, measures 34C-25-35 and known as the original UFC ring girl. Amber graced the octagon from UFC 34 to UFC 60 as well as seasons one through four of The Ultimate Fighter. Keep reading to see what we learned about this amazing MMA babe.

How did you get into the world of MMA?

-I met Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta at Green Valley Ranch when I was a bartender and they asked if I would like to be a ring girl making me the first OG Octagon Girl. I thought it would be a fun way to see fights for free in the best seats in the house.

Who are your favorite MMA fighters?

-Forrest Griffin, Chuck Liddell, BJ Penn and many more.

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

-Being told I'm their favorite ring girl and asking for my autograph is very sweet and strangest maybe, asking if I'm ticklish?? Weird!

What have you been up to since your UFC days?
-I model pretty much full-time doing print, runway shows and hosting my own YouTube show with Xyience called Tapintomma with Amber Nichole.

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

-I love to cook, snuggle with my animal kingdom (3dogs/3cats), bowling, shooting, wake-boarding and snowboarding.

Are you single?

-Newly single and happier than ever!!

What do you look for in a guy?

-Looking for a kind person who loves and respects their family, sense of humor, driven, independent, thoughtful, physically fit (nice abs please), not afraid to be silly, likes to dance and have fun!! Is that asking too much?

What are your turn-ons?

-Eye contact and good kisser.

What are your turnoffs?

-Cockiness and Laziness.

What are your future plans or dreams in life?

-Feature film, national magazine cover, healthy happy family and mother, someone's forever! "Life is what you make of it so I made mine fun" #raiseyourstandards

Thank you very much for your time Amber. It was a pleasure and honor to get to know you better and share with our readership. May all your dreams come true and be sure to keep in touch. To keep up with Amber check out her official website and on Twitter @ufcambernichole.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Fight Lab Promotions Ring Babes

Our friends Tom and Greg from Fight Lab Promotions recently captured some sexy shots of their ring babes.  Say hello to Dominique, Cherish, Ashley, Jessica and Helen!  Catch some awesome fights and the lovely ladies next at Fight Lab 17 on October, 13th at Coyote Joe's in Charlotte, NC.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Babes of Strikeforce Fedor vs. Henderson

I know we are late on this feature but better late than never.  Strikeforce came to the Chicagoland area at the end of July and it was a weekend to remember.  A list of MMA babes that included Miesha Tate and her mother Michelle, Marloes Coenen, Alexis Davis, Julie Kedzie, Tracy Lee, Rachelle Leah, Jessica Philippus, Nicdali Calanoc, Felice Herrig, Zoila Gurgel, Elisabeth Nuesser, Sarah Kaufman and the Strikeforce ring girls had us thinking we were dreaming.  An exciting night of fights included the crowning of a new champion, Miesha Tate! Congrats again Miesha!  Check out our Facebook album from the weigh-ins and post weigh-in dinner which includes our own pictures, a couple from Miesha's team and a few from the lovely Tracy Lee.  Be sure to check out our event album as well including pictures from us, Miesha and Strikeforce.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

August 2011 Aspiring MMA Babe of the Month - Beisy Pizarro

Our August 2011 aspiring MMA babe of the month is 24 year old Beisy Pizarro, a model from Woodbridge, VA.  This hottie is 5'5", 120 lbs., measures 34D-29-34 and says her eyes are her best feature.  Beisy's dream is to be featured in Playboy and Maxim one day.  In her spare time she enjoys going to the movies and hanging out with friends.  She is turned on by abs but turned off by bad breath.  Beisy's favorite MMA fighter is the legendary Randy Couture.  Beisy has been quite active in the modeling world lately so MMA groups better take notice before it's too late.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

UFC Babes Invade Brazil

UFC 134 hits Rio de Janeiro, Brazil tonight. In a country already known for its beautiful women the UFC babes fit in perfectly. Check out the special UFC ring girl outfits and some steamy bikini pics courtesy of Arianny, Chandella and Rachelle.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Windy Starr Lopez Takes us Deeper

MMA ring girl, model and friend of ours recently teamed up with Matt Blum Photography to bring us this sexy video. We were waiting for an extended cut but after seeing this again the other day couldn't hold back all this sexiness. Say hello to Windy on Twitter @windy_lopez.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Babes of MMA Sponsored Fighter Jordan McDonald Fights for the Title Tomorrow

Babes of MMA is proud to be sponsoring up and coming fighter Jordan McDonald. Originally from the east coast Jordan now calls Las Vegas home. Jordan initially was a competitive surfer and on the path to a career in law but soon did a complete 180 into the tough and sexy fighter and model we know now. Read on to find out more about this beautiful young lady named Jordan McDonald who will be fighting for a title belt tomorrow.

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

-Maurice Travis a 3x World Muay Thai Champion & Superbrawl Champion moved to Myrtle Beach, SC and opened a dojo. Some of my guy friends began training with him and told me I should try it out. I finally did one day and loved it. I trained somewhat inconsistently until 2009 when I had my first MMA fight.

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

-On Monday, Wednesday and Friday I go to Robert Drysdale’s gym from 11am-1pm for a MMA and grappling class. I also sometimes go to Xtreme Couture’s from 4pm-6pm to do boxing with Gil Martinez and I usually finish up the day with Muay Thai class with Mark Beecher from 8pm-9pm. Tuesday and Thursday I go to Drysdale’s in the morning for Gi and No-Gi classes. I also sometimes go to a conditioning class with Norm aka “Satan” at Throwdown gym from 5pm-6pm and I usually do Muay Thai from 8pm-9pm as well. Saturdays are conditioning days with “Satan” and Sunday is rest day!! Depending on whether I have a fight or not I will also incorporate sprints in there and I don’t always make it to every class but if I have a fight then I try to work out two times a day six days a week. If I don’t have a fight then it’s more like two times a day 4-5 days a week. I work part-time as well so that affects my schedule also.

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

-I’m fighting Liz McCarthy for the TuffnUff 110lb title at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas on August 26, 2011.

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

-The best experience is successfully putting all your hard work into action and walking away with the win. The worst is gassing early on in a fight. It happened to me in my first fight and I hope to never experience that again.

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

-Don’t let anyone stop you and don’t focus on what other people think or say. Have patience because so many skills can only be fine tuned with experience and time. It is the most challenging sport I have ever competed in but at the same time the most rewarding so I would urge other woman to just stick with it, work really hard and then enjoy the results.

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?

-One, we need just a little more time to persuade the naysayers. I think anytime you challenge a social norm (like women fighting) it just takes some time for people to get comfortable with it. Two, we need a deeper talent pool which, is happening more quickly than people realize. Already I see how much easier it is to get fights now compared to only a year ago. Three, we need more than a few female fighters that stand out. We need more than a “face of women’s MMA,” we need faces. Again, I think this will just take time and a willingness of the female athletes to market themselves and make it a priority to “get themselves out there.”

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

-When it becomes lucrative to do so. Women’s MMA isn’t going anywhere so if the UFC doesn’t pick them up, someone else will. I think most likely there will be other promotions holding women’s fights for a while still but eventually I see women’s MMA as a big money maker for the UFC and once that happens, you’ll see women fighting there.

What or who are your inspirations in MMA and life?

-Any high level athlete that pushes themselves is an inspiration to me. Moving out to Vegas has allowed me to get to know some of these high level athletes in MMA personally and each and everyone is an inspiration. They all have a few things in common, those being an incredible work ethic, a great mental capacity to deal with stress and a high level of competitiveness.

Who are your favorite MMA fighters?

-I don’t have a particular favorite although when I get asked this question I’ll usually defer to Megumi Fugii.

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

-I like to surf but that’s not happening much out here in the desert. I like to hang with friends and family, I like to be outdoors and active or sometimes just be alone and read a book.

Any future plans or dreams?

-Of course I want to be the Champ in my weight class as a professional fighter. I also look forward to eventually starting my own business and I want to travel a lot more as well. I view myself as an eternal student of life and my dream would be to just travel the world learning about it.

Ok we have a few questions for the fella’s reading this as well.

Are you single?

-Yes for the first time in a long time and that’s how it’s going to stay for awhile  I’m dating MMA at the moment and I’m enjoying the simplicity of it.

What do you look for in a guy?

-My perfect guy would have to be many but also have morals and manners. Athletic and intelligent. I’ve finally gotten old enough to appreciate the “nice guy” which is good. I’m drawn to athletes or someone with exceptional talent (I suppose we all are).

What are your turn-ons?

-A healthy body and lifestyle, and intelligence.

What are your turnoffs?

-The opposite of above, smoking cigarettes is gross as is not taking care of your body. Rude or ditzy guys get on my nerves too.

What would you say is your best feature?

-I’ll leave that up to you guys

Any shout outs you would like to make?

-My sponsors Ranger Up, Exotics Racing, The Gunstore, The Fight Dentist, Fight Chix, Tapout Pro & Babes of MMA. Also I’d like to shout out to all my training peeps out in California, Jake Ellenberger, Jessica Pene, Kaiyana Rain and Mark Munoz for making all that happen. All my training partners in Vegas including Jessica Rakoczy, Gil Martinez and everyone from Robert Drysdale’s gym.

Thank you very much for your time Jordan. As a sponsor and fan we are very excited for your fight tomorrow and look forward to you winning the title! Keep up with Jordan and her career by logging into Facebook and on Twitter @JordanMcDonald.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Meet MMA Beauty Jordan Nicole Gaza

We recently had the pleasure of connecting with Jordan Nicole Gaza who will be fighting for the Tuff-N-Uff women’s 115 lb title this Friday at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, NV. Jordan has been fighting MMA for about a year now with an amateur record of 2-1 and hails from Corpus Christi, Texas. She has also been a cheerleader her whole life until a few months ago. “I love MMA and I want to make it far with my career!” Continue reading below to find out what this MMA beauty had to say in our recent interview.

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

-I actually started with jiu-jitsu which I have been training for about 5 years and the gym I was training with at the time started pushing me towards MMA. I went along with it and fell in love with it!!

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

-I am currently training at Weapons at Hand and also Gracie Barra Corpus Christi. A typical training week for me consists of training cross-fit every morning followed by a run, then jiu-jitsu, pad work, a little rest and then MMA/ kickboxing at night 6 days a week.

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

-I will be fighting August 26th for Tuff-N-Uff in Vegas and I will be fighting Kathryn Davis.

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

-My best experience as a fighter has been losing my second fight because it was a huge wake up call for me! My worst experience has been just the stress of having to switch gyms allot here in Corpus when I first started fighting MMA because stupid me dated my first coach! But everything happens for a reason and I am now training with an awesome team and I couldn't ask for a better coach!

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

-Just do it! It is so fun and it’s my life!

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 guess we just need to keep fighting and show what we have. I personally think that women's MMA most of the time is more interesting than men's if they are experienced fighters. More people just need to watch it!

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

- I don't know but I hope soon!

What or who are your inspirations in MMA and life?

-I want to be one of the best 115 fighters in the world! I also am starting college in the fall at Texas A&M Corpus and am majoring in exercise science.

Who are your favorite MMA fighters?

-GSP!!! :)

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

-Honestly I don't really have that much free time, when I do though I spend time with friends and family. I just recently graduated high school and I was a high school cheerleader but now fighting and working out are my only hobbies!

Are you single?


What do you look for in a guy?

-I look for someone that either does what I do or understands how time consuming fighting is, also someone that has an awesome personality along with good looks and someone that has his life together!

What are your turn-ons?

-Vale tudo shorts :) lol, smiles and tattoos.

What are your turnoffs?


What would you say is your best feature?

-Hmm…I'm not sure, my face :) lol and my booty :)

Any shout outs you would like to make?

-Thank you to my Weapons at Hand Team and my coach Stacy Jorgensen, thank you to Tim Hamilton from SeaCity Crossfit, Rocks Vitamins, Armadillo Chiropractor, Gracie Barra CC and to everyone that has helped me so far along the way and of course God and my family!

Thank you very much for your time Jordan. We wish you continued success in MMA, good luck with school and bring home that belt on Friday! Keep an eye on this MMA babe on Facebook, on Twitter @jngaza92 and her official website.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Meet Strikeforce Babe Bre Tiesi

MMAthletics brings us another sexy ring girl feature on Strikeforce babe Bre Tiesi.  Say hello to Bre on Twitter @bretiesi.

Monday, August 22, 2011

The Beautiful Mercedes and Jade

The Bellator MMA summer series finished up this past Saturday and of course featured some great fights and the beautiful ring girls Mercedes Terrell and Jade Bryce.  Two of our favorite MMA ladies shared some pictures via Twitter from the Bellator 48 weigh-ins and fights to our delight.  Make sure to follow and say hello to these two stunners on Twitter @mercedesterrell and @thejadebryce.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Corissa Furr's Sexy Footwear Shoot

Corissa Furr put the sexy in Golden West Footwear.  Footwear has never looked so good thanks to photographer Gideon Perez.  Check out Corissa's official website for all the latest information on this MMA stunner.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Babes of MMA Sponsored BJJ Fighter Jiyoon Chung in Action Tomorrow

Babes of MMA sponsored BJJ fighter Jiyoon Chung takes to the mat at the Chicago Summer Open IBJJF Championship at the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, IL tomorrow.  Give Jiyoon a shout out of support on Twitter @jiyoon_jitsu.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Felice "Lil Bulldog" Herrig in Action Tomorrow

Fighter babe Felice "Lil Bulldog" Herrig will be back in the cage tomorrow for Fight Tour at the Rockford Metro Centre in Rockford, IL to take on Kelly Warren.  Check her out on Twitter @feliceherrig.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Fighter Babes Esparza vs. Clark Tomorrow in Riverside, CA

Fighter babes Carla Esparza (top) will face off against Heather Clark (bottom) for the MEZ Sports 115 lb title at Pandemonium V MMA in Riverside, CA tomorrow.  Catch this live at the Riverside Convention Center or online streaming at

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Brittney Palmer Calendar Sneak Peek

Many of us will dearly miss Brittney Palmer gracing the UFC cage but we also wish her well in her new endeavors with art school and creating some great art of her own which can be seen and bought on her website.  Brittney also recently tweeted us some sneak peek pictures from her upcoming calendar.  We can't wait to get our very own copy.  Say hello to Brittney on Twitter @brittneypalmer as you never know what she might tweet next.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Shark Fights Ring Girl Search Thursday in Sparks, NV

Shark Fights is hosting a ring girl search this Thursday in Sparks, NV at the Blitz Bar and Grill.  The new ring girls will be featured at Shark Fights 18 taking place in Reno, NV the following night.  Past ring girls include Nicole Craner and Natalie Skyy.  Will you be the next big name ring babe?

Monday, August 15, 2011

Iryna Ivanova - MMA Ring Babe and Playboy Playmate

World Fighting Federation MMA ring babe Iryna Ivanova is also the Playboy Playmate of the month for August 2011! This Ukrainian stunner is 22 years old and now calls Tuscon, AZ home. To learn more about Iryna say hello to her on Twitter @IrynaIvanova.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

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