It wasn’t long ago Johansson was a bombshell turning heads with her curves as much as her acting talent. She’s since gone the Oscar-contender route, abandoning her sultry ways, but there’s no doubt Scarlett Jo would look spectacular donning the UFC red or black. This former “High School” sweetheart has grown into a smoking hot starlet. She’s not some leggy supermodel or big-boobed centerfold but Hudgens would draw plenty of cat-calls if on the Octagon apron. Upton been labeled as having “girl next door” looks, but if that’s the case we’d like to know what real estate is for sale in THAT neighborhood. She’s got great curves and a killer smile, perfect fits for an Octagon girl. Alba has been out of the spotlight since motherhood and marriage, opting for smaller roles and opportunities outside of the acting world. However, she remains one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood, and anyone who says otherwise has the judgement skills of Cecil Peoples! There aren’t many women like Klum out there. She’s been dropping jaws for a decade as a Sports Illustrated and Victoria’s Secret Model, and anyone who is familiar with her off the runway knows Klum has a great sense of humor and loves to have fun. She would undoubtedly eat up every second of a stint as an Octagon girl if ever in such a situation. This “Modern Family” star is a classic beauty, combining good looks and eye-popping curves to make a complete package. With the UFC’s interest in expanding further into Mexico and Latin America, Vegara could make any card South of the Border “muy caliente”! Rhianna is tough, sexy, and beautiful. In other words, she’s a perfect fit for MMA, minus the lack of skills of course. Of course, she clearly has the ability to carry a card around a cage, so she can always fall back on that. There’s something about Kunis that drives guys wild. Put her in a ring girl’s outfit and you might end drawing a few comments from fans that would make Ted blush. For starters, the visual image of Kardashian rocking spandex shorts a la Arianny or Brittney is reason alone for her to get the gig. Throw in Kardashian’s love of attention, and it almost makes too much sense NOT to happen. Anyone who remembers Decker’s breakout campaign with Sports Illustrated probably still has the Swimsuit Edition with her infamous cover still lying around somewhere. She’s a beautiful blonde, something the UFC sorely needs more of cage-side, and a tremendous set of curves as well. Sure, the UFC isn’t likely to roll through Tel Aviv anytime soon, but Rafaeli is an international sensation and would be at home in any city based on her beauty. She also seems to have a pretty good sense of humor – after all she tried to seriously date Leonardo DiCaprio – so she would probably have a good time playing ring-girl for a night, injecting even more sexiness into the situation. Frankly, Washington is probably a little too classy for anything remotely related to a skin-tight get-up and walking around to the whistling of drunk fans. That being said, she is drop dead gorgeous and it’s a shame the UFC hasn’t highlighted beautiful women of color outside of Chandella Powell. The name “Gisele” immediately calls to mind the Brazilian beauty. She’s one of the top names in modeling and has done it all. She obviously doesn’t need the paycheck, but having her show up outside the Octagon would definitely be a sight to see. With the UFC’s recent focus on Brazil, it makes perfect sense to bring in an icon like Lima. The only downside might be the silence her presence produces after all the men in attendance at the attached event are caught daydreaming after one glance at her in the requisite gear. Cuoco has become a dream-girl for nerds and jocks alike based on her “Big Bang Theory” role. You may not find it in your standard math book, but the equation Kaley Cuoco + skimpy outfit = win is a proven formula. Russia may be known for its cold winters but native Shayk has spent far more time in bathing suits than fur coats as of late due to her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition work. She’s quickly becoming an online favorite and understandably so since she’s stunningly beautiful. The UFC and WWE aren’t related but they do deliver a similar product and have fans who follow both organization’s offerings. From that standpoint, Torres would be more than welcome at a UFC event. Throw in the fact she’s engaged to Rener Gracie and trained in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu herself, and it’s a homerun! Heard’s face is pure perfection and the rest ain’t bad either! The 27-year old Texan’s star is rising and so would the temperature of any arena she made a cameo at as a ring girl. A model and Top Chef staple, Lakshmi knows how to spice things up. Adding her flavor to a UFC event would be enough to make any Iron Chef blush. The world of MMA may not be quite as competitive as that of elite ballerinas, but anyone who has seen Black Swan knows Portman can definitely get down and dirty when necessary. She’s fairly short though, so perhaps she’d only want to consider working flyweight fights. The Pussycat Dolls are more than familiar with the UFC’s home base of Las Vegas and Scherzinger is the most notable girl from the group to date. She’s got an exotic look and a terrific body, giving Zuffa personnel two good reasons to get on the ball in terms of having her work a card. Wilde may be a talented actress, incredibly hot, and extremely intelligent but she’s also a fairly regular person by all accounts. With a smile on her face, she could easily leave a legion of fanboys pleased with one lap around the infamous eight-sided cage. Seyfried’s eyes are among the most alluring in the film business. One look into the camera and even Mike Goldberg might find himself fumbling lines, at least more so than normal. More Brazilian UFC events means the organization needs more Brazilian ring girls. Enter Ambrosio, a standard of beauty for years. If you think fans from the South American hub go wild for Wanderlei Silva, wait till they get a hold of her! Andrews has worked in sports for a long time and was raised in a sporting family. She’s at home on the sidelines or in a locker room. Likewise, she’d no doubt be equally graceful outside the Octagon (or in it, interviewing fighters for that matter).
Every now and then the UFC will bring in a “one time” Octagon girl a la
Holly Madison or even a familiar face from yesteryear like Rachelle Leah to drum up excitement for a big event. The concept has been good for buzz, albeit underused in general. Fortunately, there are plenty of starlets and models out there who would leave fans slack-jawed and drooling if they were ever to sport the trademark spandex shorts/top. Some are more realistic than others, but all are fun to think about.