Friday, September 30, 2011

September 2011 MMA Babe of the Month – Katelynn Ansari

Our September 2011 MMA babe of the month is 22 year old BAMMA USA ring girl and model Katelynn Ansari. Katelynn has been working as the official spokes model for BAMMA USA for about a year which includes ring carding, weigh-ins, hosting ring girl searches and many other duties. Katelynn also works for Monster Energy Drink and Fox Racing. In the past four years Katelynn has also modeled everything from print to runway working with the likes of Adidas with David Beckham, Radii Footwear, Lira Clothing and Transworld Motocross Magazine to name a few. Her modeling also parlayed her success into music videos with Snoop Dogg, The Jonas Brothers and Sterling Knight. Not sure how she finds the time but Katelynn is also a senior in college ready to graduate with a degree in Advertising by May 2012. Keep on reading below to learn more about the beautiful Katelynn Ansari.

How did you get into the world of MMA?

-I actually got into it with BAMMA. Before I started working for them, I hadn't even seen a fight but now I'm obsessed and really enjoy watching the fights.

Who are your favorite MMA fighters?

-Of course, my favorite fighters would be Cub Swanson, Josh Barnett and Chad George. They're strong supporters of BAMMA and I always get to hang with them at the fights. In fact, I'll be at the UFC fights in November supporting my good friend Cub Swanson.

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

-The strangest are probably that they'd like to see me in the ring because I'm definitely more of a lover than a fighter and can't see myself fighting in the ring. The sweetest thing one of my fans said was after the ring girl search, they said they could see me interviewing celebs on the red carpet or on E! Entertainment and having a real future in hosting.

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

-That I'm actually going to school and so close to graduating! Oh and that I am an orange county girl that LOVES country music!

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

-It's kind of hard to find free time right now. I'm working and traveling so much but when I'm not working or in class I love going camping on the river, hiking, horseback riding, or just riding a beach cruiser and grabbing drinks down in Huntington Beach.

Are you single?

-I'll be single till I'm married, but there is a guy that currently has my heart ;)

What do you look for in a guy?

-I look for adventure and a genuine personality. I am a bit of a firecracker so I need someone who can keep up with me and challenge me beyond my limits.

What are your turn-ons?

-Ah, I’m a sucker for a southern accent, a hard-worker, muscles, tattoos and someone who has the courage to give me the brutal honest truth.

What are your turnoffs?

-I can't stand when a guy who isn't as motivated as I am. I dream big and make those dreams happen. I never want to be dragged down by someone who doesn’t think the same. I hate when guys brag about their money, status, cars and who they doesn't impress me!

What would you say is your best feature?

-I get a lot of compliments on my eyes and smile...but my boobs aren't half bad either because they’re real :)

What are your future plans or dreams in life?

-Sheesh! I am not sure, all I know is I want to live in the moment without regrets and so far I am doing that so the future can wait, but without a doubt I will end up doing big things with my life, you'll see :)

Any special shout outs or thank you's?

-I definitely want to give a big thanks to my main support team, my mom and dad who always told me I can do anything I set my heart to and to never settle for anything less.

We would like to say thank you to Katelynn for fitting this interview in between her busy schedule. MMA and BAMMA have certainly found another amazing woman! Keep up all the great work Katelynn and hopefully see you at an MMA event someday soon. Say hello to Katelynn on TwitterFacebook and Model Mayhem.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Ultimate Women's MMA Weekend

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month two MMA organizations have put together incredible cards featuring women's MMA at its finest and also donating to groups like It Ain't Chemo and Oklahoma's Take Charge Program.

Blackeye Promotions 5 Breast Cancer Beatdown takes place Saturday at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletcher, North Carolina and will also be available online here.  Check out the ladies scheduled to fight on this card!

-Roxanne Modaferri v. Barb Honchack (picture 3) 125 lbs.
-Charmaine Tweet v. Anna Barone 155 lbs.
-Leslie Smith v. Ediane Gomes 145 lbs.
-Chelsea Colarelli v. Patricia Vidonic 120 lbs.
-Ashley Cummins v. Angelica Brotherton 115 lbs.
-Sarah Schneider v. Ivana Coleman 120 lbs.
-Amy Davis v. Meghan Wright 105 lbs.
-Ashley Greenway v. Danaea Makemson 115 lbs.

Freestyle Cage Fighting 49 Fight Strong for the Cure also takes place on Saturday at the Firelake Casino in Shawnee, Oklahoma and features an all-woman fight card seen below.

-Kaitlin Young (picture 4) (4-5) vs Liz Carreiro (5-7)
-Sarah “Too Sweet” Alpar (2-0) vs Heather “Hurricane” Clark (picture 5) (3-1)
-Mollie Estes (0-0) vs Lacie Jackson (1-0)
-Sarah Maloy (picture 6) (2-2) vs Amanda LaVoy (2-4)
-Jackie Enos (0-0) vs Latoya Walker (0-0)
-Angela Baltimore vs Nikki Taylor-Nikki Lowe vs Ashley Delk
-Candace Eich vs Jade De Haas
-Jinh Yu vs Cristina Crist
-Kathina Caton vs Cheryl Boling

If you like women's MMA then this is the ultimate weekend!  Every fighter, promoter, sponsor, fan and more just make this sport better by the day and hopefully one day soon the likes of Dana White will take notice.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

BAMMA UK 7 Ring Babes

BAMMA UK 7 recently took place in England and we happened to catch the pictures from BAMMA photographer Lee Whitehead.  For more pictures from the event click here.  Say hello to the BAMMA UK ring girl beauties on Twitter @LittleGeorgieG, @ZoeEmmaJames and @staceyhannant.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Best of Corissa Furr

If your a fan of Corissa Furr then enjoy all this sexiness! For more on Corissa check out her Facebook and Twitter pages listed at the end of the video.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Bellator Babes Tackle Canton, Ohio

Bellator Fighting Championships invaded the home of the Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH on Saturday.  Bellator babes Mercedes Terrell and Jade Bryce continued to tackle our favorite MMA submissions with their fan favorite sweet submissions.  Follow these beautiful ladies on Twitter @mercedesterrell and @thejadebryce and be sure to tune in to MTV2 every Saturday for season five.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Ready for Some UFC Hotness?

It's fight night in Denver, CO.  What should be a night of explosive UFC fights will also have the lovely ring girls Arianny Celeste and Chandella Powell gracing the cage and blowing kisses to the fans.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Are Women Fighters Taboo? Ask Jill and Tisha Tonight!

Babes of MMA is proud to be sponsoring fighters Jill Valenzuela and Tisha Rodrigues who will be appearing on the National Geographic show called Taboo.  Taboo is exploring the lives of female fighters including Jill and Tisha culminating with Jill's fight tonight at Global Fight League in Portland, ME at the Portland Expo Center.  In the coming weeks we will catch up with Jill and Tisha about the show and there experience.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Hang with Brittney Palmer in Toronto this Saturday

If you happen to be in Toronto this Saturday head over to Tryst Nightclub to watch UFC 135 with Brittney Palmer and Wanderlei Silva.  Say hello to Brittney on Twitter @BrittneyPalmer.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fighter Babe Andy Nguyen-Hinton Back in Action Friday

Fighter babe Andy Nguyen-Hinton returns to the cage this Friday to take on Danera Palestro at Warfare Fighting Championships in Myrtle Beach, SC at the X Sports Complex.  Go check out the fights and cheer on Andy!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

BAMMA USA Ring Girl Search Friday

BAMMA USA will be hosting a ring girl search this Friday at the Orange County Auto Show.  Ring card with the likes of official BAMMA ring girl Katelynn Ansari (top) and featured BAMMA ring girl Jennifer Swift (bottom).  For more information and how to enter please click here.

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Champ and her Belt - Miesha Tate

We spotted some new pictures of Strikeforce women's bantamweight world champion Miesha Tate with her bling.  Already excited for Miesha's first title defense.  Be sure to follow her on Twitter @MieshaTate.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Dreaming of Natasha

Wearing a white dress and riding horses just seems like something out of a dream or movie.  Natasha Wicks, an avid horse rider actually had always dreamt of riding a Belgian horse since she was little and got the opportunity recently in Hawaii.  Keep up with Natasha and all her adventures by following her on Twitter @natashawicks.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

UFC Love

Now that is some southern hospitality from Chandella and Arianny at the Battle on the Bayou weigh-ins yesterday.  Another great fight card tonight for the UFC!

Friday, September 16, 2011

10th Legion MMA Babe Ashleigh Marley

10th Legion Championship Fighting is back in Hull City tomorrow which will have the beautiful Ashleigh Marley ring carding again.  Say hello to Ashleigh on Twitter @AshleighMarley.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Check out new Sexiness from Tana Ashlee

Our Vegas friends Tana Ashlee and Michael Maze recently teamed up for a sexy new photo shoot.  Check out Michael's website for your photographic needs and say hello to Tana on Twitter @tanaashlee.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Beauty of Brittney Palmer

Although we haven't seen Brittney at UFC lately she has kept us in the loop on Twitter @BrittneyPalmer.  She recently tweeted some new modeling head shots and have to say they are simply flawless.  Keep your eyes open for Brittney's new calender coming out soon on her website.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

International MMA Babe Arianny Celeste

Just like MMA itself, ring girls like Arianny Celeste have gone international.  In the past month alone Arianny has been heating things up in South Korea (pics 1 and 2), Brazil (pics 3 and 4) and the shores of Hawaii (pics 5 and 6) in the U.S.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Bellator Babes Back in Action

Season five of Bellator started this past Saturday so that also meant the return of fan favorites Mercedes Terrell and Jade Bryce.  Watch each week for sweet submissions and follow these stunners on Twitter @mercedesterrell and @thejadebryce!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Babes of Strikeforce Barnett vs. Kharitonov

Strikeforce Barnett vs. Karitonov was in Cincinnati, OH this weekend and brought along the lovely Strikeforce babes Corissa Furr, Ashley Bradley, Jordan Daniele and Kelli Hutcherson!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Babes of MMA Sponsored Fighter Jordan McDonald at Tuff-N-Uff

Two weeks ago we featured our sponsored fighter Jordan McDonald before she went into battle at Tuff-N-Uff MMA on August 26th for the 110 lb. title.  Unfortunately Jordan lost in the second round by a flying triangle by Liz McCarthy but it was a good fight.  We are very proud of Jordan, looking forward to her next fight and her pro debut in 2012!  Say hello to this rising MMA star on Twitter @JordanMcDonald.  More pictures from this event can be seen in our photo albums here which were courtesy of our photographer friend Joe Pic.  Check out the full set of pictures from Joe at the weigh-ins, part 1 and part 2 from the fights which also include new champion Jordan Nicole Gaza, ring girl Stephanie Ann Cook and some great fight action in addition to our sponsored fighter Jordan McDonald.