Wednesday, February 29, 2012

New Sexiness from Belinda Dunne

Our friend Belinda Dunne is back with some more sexiness from her latest shoot. Click here to read our first feature on Belinda and be sure to follow her new venture Career Bitch on Facebook and Twitter. If the pictures above caught your eye then be sure to check out this lovely female fight promoter and her new unique reality show Career Bitch, coming soon!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Behind the Scenes Photo Shoot with Stephanie Ann Cook

Stephanie Ann Cook has been turning some heads in the MMA industry and here to share some behind the scenes action from her latest photo shoot for Tuffnuff MMA and Skin Industries. Say hello to Stephanie on Twitter @StephAnnC.

Monday, February 27, 2012

February 2012 MMA Babe of the Month – Ashley Salazar

Our February 2012 MMA babe of the month is MMA ring girl, model and fighter Ashley Salazar. Ashley is also a professional modelographer, actress and United State Air Force veteran who currently resides in the St. Louis area. This 27 year-old stunner is 5’7”, 115 lbs. and measures a curvy 34DD-26-36.

Ashley has been making a name in the MMA world working with or being featured by the likes of ourselves at Babes of MMA, Strikeforce Rockstar Energy, Shamrock Promotions, Cage Ready, Tussle Fight Gear, MMA Heat, MMA Candy, Cage Potato, Bleacher Report MMA, Warrior Angel Apparel, Pro Elite ring girl finalist, current ring girl for Premier Combat League and quite a few more.

We recently caught up with this determined lady for the interview below. Read on to find out more about Ashley and her big year in 2012.

How did you get into the world of MMA?

-A few years ago I started getting job offers to become a MMA ring girl. I grew up being a big WWE fan but never experienced the world of MMA. I was a wrestling cheerleader in high school and have always been into contact sports myself. Literally after the first round seeing a fight up close by the cage I was officially in love and hooked.

-It was within a few months of more ring girl jobs that I was offered the chance to fight myself for a “Hot Girl” fight title and a month of free training with UFC veteran Steve Berger. I won the fight that night in a 36 second TKO and continued training under Red Nose MMA. My second fight didn’t go as planned about a year later, I was cheated out of a crappy referee call I never tapped.

-I’m hoping in 2012 to fight again with my new trainer Jermaine Andre. MMA is a personal versus professional calling for me as I fight for myself and not for a career in it. I simply fight because I’ve been fighting my whole life, MMA teaches me how to control and focus my passion of this into a new way of fighting back at life itself.

What were you doing before you became a MMA ring girl, model and fighter?

-I was enlisted in the Air Force for six years, going to school and raising my daughter.

Who are your favorite MMA fighters?

-Alistair Overeem and Miesha Tate are my top favorites.

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

-Strangest would be that they didn’t believe that I actually fought MMA myself until I literally showed them one of my fight videos. Sweetest would be that I am their all time favorite ring girl.

If you continue fighting what would be your fight nickname?

-Salazar Slytherin perhaps. I usually fight under my real name but am looking to adopt a nickname but I’ve more or less figured it will come in time from my gym.

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

-I like to write poetry and song lyrics.

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

-I have one main passion in life and that’s my art and I love to create and literally do every day. For fun I enjoy reading, dancing, fishing, camping, going to concerts, spending time with friends and my daughter and most recently Xbox Live so add my under SSgtSalazar84.

Are you single?

-No I am engaged.

What do you look for in a guy or girl?

-Honesty, loyalty, drive, passion, humbleness, strength and a caring nature to start. Physically I am attracted to both women and men so it just depends on their looks and personality.

What are your turn-ons?

-Confidence, ambition, a guy or girl who can make me laugh and dancing.

What are your turnoffs?

-Rude people, real drunk guys who hit on me and unibrows, they kind of freak me out.

What would you say is your best feature?

-My heart.

What are your future plans or dreams in life?

-2012 holds a lot in store for me already.

-I will be featured in the April and May Maxim Espanol which I am super excited about.

-Currently I am working on a 21 month calendar project for for the 2012-2014 Killing Devil Girl Calendar as the official photographer.

-My new article with Coed Magazine entitled “Ambassador of Beauty” will launch soon where I will feature models outside of the USA and take readers into the ultimate model interview and travel country guide.

-Busted Coverage has offered me a few guest blogger spots so I am excited about working with them to continue my professional writing experiences.

-Very soon my first radio show #LadyAshley will kick off live every week on where I will talk about topics from MMA, modeling, current events and more.

-I have several film projects lined up this year already including what looks like my next lead role in a film and several short films.

-Re-launch of my digital magazine will be happening soon.

-Ring girl for Premier Combat League in May so come see me ring girl and enjoy the fights! Ask me for tickets :)

-As for dreams I have a few of them. One is to be in Playboy, I want to be a film director, see my digital magazine take off nationally, do more acting as well and a few other things.

Any special shout outs of thank you’s you would like to make?

-First, mad thanks to BABES OF MMA for honoring me with this feature!

-Special thanks to these amazing photographers who helped me take my career to new heights in 2011: Ian Nathaniel, Philipe!, Scott & Glenn Weiner, Steward Smith, Bob Bullard, David Hickey, Danny De La Cruz and George Rodriguez.

-Special thanks to my promo team, partners, agents and managers: DeehJhay Redd, Misha Tavic, Elite Showcase, Carey Ann, Rob Evans, HB Models, Mike Esterman, Kenny C, Marq P, Coed Magazine, my hair stylist Nick Ray, Hollands 2011 PMOY Zimra Geurts and every trainer and training partner I’ve ever had.

-Lastly my fans and supporters cause I’m nothing without them. Just to name a few: Steve Wagoner, Don McClendon, Glen Chriss, Michael Hankinson, pro poker player Mark Walsh, Craig Carr, Eric Conner, Matt Borodin, Matthew Espinal, Rasheed Brown, Kyle Bellville, Martin Torres, Chestopher Harrold, Impact Image Photography, Michael Ferraro, Keith and Dan Woodall, Don McClendon, Mike Goss (fighter for hire) and lastly C.A. Harris!

Thank you very much for your time Ashley. 2012 is shaping up to be a great year for Ashley so don’t miss a thing by following her on Facebook and Twitter.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

UFC 144 Guest Octagon Girl Azusa Nishigaki

With the UFC in Japan last night they brought on a guest ring girl by the name of Azusa Nishigaki. Azusa was a 2008 Miss Japan Universe finalist and previously a ring girl for Sengoku.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Meet MMA Stunner Sarah McDowd

Say hello to MMA stunner Sarah McDowd. Although we knew her name we just now connected and glad we did. This sexy MMA babe is 26 years-old, 5'5", 115 lbs., measures 34C-24-33 and calls Hollywood, CA home. Sarah ring cards for Momentum Fighting Championship. Sarah has also been featured in the August 2010 issue of MMA Worldwide magazine as Ms. MMA Worldwide for the month, shot for the fall 2011 campaign for Urijah Faber's Form Clothing catalog, been in national print ads for Affliction and recently worked the UFC Expo in Houston for Headrush Clothing. Sarah's favorite MMA fighter is Chuck Liddell, who she did mention as marriage material.

Sarah's impressive modeling resume also reaches beyond MMA where she has been on the cover of Hot Rod Magazine, Sport Truck, Super Chevy and many other national print magazines, as well as features in Maxim, US Weekly, Lowrider Girls, MotoUSA, Car Craft and many others. She has been seen on national television shows and channels such as E! News, Fuel TV, Speed TV, NBC, Comedy Central, Fox Sports among many others and been featured in commercials for National Partyline, AffirmXL and others. Sarah has also been featured in national print ads for Affliction, Iron Fist, Malibu Strings, Roland Sands Design, No Fear, Carey Hart/One Industries and many more. She has also been the official spokes model for Falken Tire who she toured with throughout 2011.

Already a full plate as a model, Sarah is also a blogger, website owner of Model Mentors, event planner for group photo shoots and workshops, a photo editor and a makeup artist.

If you just can't get enough of this MMA beauty then check out Sarah McDowd's website, Model Mayhem page, her website Model Mentors, Facebook page, Facebook fan page and on Twitter.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Meet MMA Knockout Brittany Elizabeth

Say hello to MMA knockout Brittany Elizabeth. This stunner from Kansas is 24 years-old, 5'7", 125 lbs. and measures 34-25-36. Brittany has been published in MMA Unleashed and Ultimate MMA magazines and peeking at her portfolio I think we will be seeing plenty more of Brittany in the MMA world. Her favorite martial artist is Michael Jai White.

When not on the MMA scene, Brittany is a freelance published model as well as a freelance makeup artist. Some of Brittany's other modeling credits over the last four years have included Maxim UK, Coed Magazine, cover of VBlazin, cover of L.A. Firm, Madison Max lingerie catalog, Heidi Fish Swimwear and countless others.

Keep an eye out for Brittany in the modeling and MMA worlds so you don't miss a thing. Make sure you follow this beauty on Twitter and Facebook.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Laney Marie Heats up the Midwest

It has been unseasonably warm in the mid west lately and this might be due to our January 2012 aspiring MMA babe of the month Laney Marie heating things up with her latest photo shoot with Daniel Lippitt. We first connected with Laney last November and since then she has become our aspiring MMA babe of the month for January, a KO Athletics MMA model, number three on's 25 MMA hotties to look for in 2012 and quite the MMA socialite. Glad we connected with Laney and happy to see her follow those dreams of finding success in the MMA world. Follow Laney on Twitter and Facebook to catch up on all her latest news and pictures.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

MMA Babes Invade the Magic Convention

Last week the Magic Convention featuring clothing brands and more set up for its bi-annual show in Las Vegas. Every year more and more MMA brands hit the scene and this was no different. Of course this means more MMA hotties on hand as well. Check out some of the shots captured by Tracy Lee of Combat Lifestyle and a few candids from the ladies themselves from the convention and convention parties. See more pictures by Tracy at the convention here and some of the convention parties here.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Hoosier Fight Club 10 Ring Babe Kristi Michelle

A little over a week ago I ventured back to Hoosier Fight Club for their tenth event, some awesome fights, a wild sold out crowd and HFC ring babe Kristi Michelle. Read our original feature on Kristi here and follow her on Twitter @KristiMichelle1. For a few more pictures from the event click here.