It is hard to take the attention away from the sight of Thor-sized men, bloodying one another in the middle of a ring, while commentators shout and whistles blow.
And yet, the Octagon™ Girls do so all the time.
These beauties have become iconic for the UFC® and keep guests entertained between fight rounds. As female islands in a world of testosterone, the eight Octagon™ Girls stay smiling through all of the blood, sweat and tears.
The World-Famous Octagon™ Girls
Brittney Palmer, arguably the most famous Octagon™ girl, grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. She has been featured in Maxim as one of the hottest girls in the world. The former Miss Teen Glendale Arizona even went back to school to become an art student at UCLA in 2011. In May 2014, she married Aaron Zawleski, who works in finance. Former featherweight champion Urijah Farber was among the guests at the wedding.
There was a short period of time in 2011 when Palmer was taken off the online list of Octagon™ girls on the official website, and there was an uproar. UFC® President Dana White had to go as far as issuing a statement assuring fans she was still an Octagon™ Girl. The uprising highlighted Palmer’s strong fan base and ensured she will continue to be a UFC® staple.
Celeste made her UFC® debut in 2006, and has since collected a handful of accolades, including “Ring Girl of the Year” in 2006, as well as Sports Illustrated’s “Lady of the Day” in 2010. She also has teamed up with Joe Rogan as a co-host of the UFC Ultimate Insider
Leah was selected as an Octagon™ Girl almost 11 years ago, at the age of only 19. She has been modeling since she was 16 and has graced the cover of several magazines, including Men’s Fitness and Maxim. She also helps host MMA Intensity on Foxsports.com.
Blair grew up in Florida and first stepped into the world of ultimate fighting at UFC® 133. The former Strikeforce ring girl stays busy modeling for GUESS clothing. You may also recognize her from her guest-star appearance on Tosh.0, where she and the comedian spoofed former USC coach Lane Kiffin and his wife.
Born and raised in Orange County, Hanson was the winner of the 2011 Transworld Surf UFC Model Search at the US Open. The 23-year-old is signed to Ford Models and has modeled for TJ Maxx, Obey and the Nasty Gal clothing Line. She even has her own food blog!
The 26-year-old wrote for the Brazilian men’s magazine’s, VIP, for six years before becoming an Octagon™ Girl. Her column became one of the magazine’s biggest hits. She has said that watching Jose Aldo fight is one of her favorite UFC® memories to date.
Oliveira started as a one-time, guest Octagon™ Girl for the Belfort vs. Bisping fight. She has since been brought on as an official Brazilian Octagon™ Girl and dates welterweight fighter Erick Silva. A proud native of Sao Paulo, she has said her worst memory in the UFC® was watching fellow Brazilian Anderson Silva lose his title.
Baker is the UFC’s first ever European Octagon™ Girl. She started in 2013, but she has had a long career in modeling and entertainment, and was even as a member of girl singing duo, Mynxsters, and female vocal group, Holla.
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