UFC Introduces First European Ring Girl, UK Model Carly Baker

McKinley NobleCorrespondent IFebruary 6, 2013

Photo Credit: MSN Sports
Photo Credit: MSN Sports

Although UFC on Fuel TV 7 in London will star plenty of notable fighters on a tightly-packed MMA card, there's sure to be a lot of attention on the company's newest talent.

That would be Carly Baker, the promotion's first European Octagon Girl.

As announced on the UFC UK Twitter feed, Baker will be making her UFC debut at the Wembley Arena on Feb. 16, where she will be on "round card duty" for the duration of the 12-fight event:

Introducing Europe's first Octagon Girl, the beautiful @misscarlybaker, who will make her debut at #UFCLondon2013 twitter.com/UFC_UK/status/… — UFC United Kingdom (@UFC_UK) February 6, 2013


Baker is a notable glamour model in the European scene, who has previously worked for PlayStation, FHM and Nuts Magazine. According to her official website, Baker has also been a previous Miss Wimbledon candidate as the "Miss Great Britain" entry.

Baker also turned heads in 2011 when she appeared in a photo shoot as Mortal Kombat character Sonya Blade (via Ve3troGamesMedia), cosplaying as part of a promotion for the series' video game reboot.

Earlier last year, Baker was thrust into the UK news spotlight when her boyfriend, famed Welsh cricketer Tom Maynard, died in an assumed suicide.

Shortly following a drunk-driving incident in his Mercedes C250 coupe last June (via Daily Mail UK), Maynard reportedly stepped on an electric rail at Wimbledon Park Station, and his body was not found until an hour later.

UFC on Fuel TV 7 will feature a bantamweight title fight as its main event, with interim champion Renan Barao making his first title defense against Michael MacDonald. Barao rides a 30-fight undefeated streak going into the match, capped off with a 4-0 UFC stretch against Urijah Faber, Scott Jorgensen, Brad Pickett and Cole Escovedo.