UFC Introduces New Ring Girl for Japan Card, Korean Model Su Jung Lee

McKinley NobleCorrespondent IMarch 1, 2013

Photo Credit: OnlifeZone.com
Photo Credit: OnlifeZone.com

Another international UFC event, another addition to the UFC's Octagon Girl ranks.

With the upcoming UFC on Fuel 8 card in Saitama, Japan, Korean model Su Jung Lee will be joining the crew, as highlighted by the UFC.

Su Jung Lee will be the seventh newcomer to join the UFC's ring girl roster in the past year, preceded by a rapidly expanding group of model talents.

In what's become common practice for the UFC during their increasingly wide-spread world-tour calendar, regular Octagon Girl stars Arianny Celeste and Brittany Palmer will be sitting out the event while their counterparts handle promotional duties abroad.

According to MMA Junkie, Lee is a notable South Korean model who works for works for the SUPER ACTION channel—a UFC broadcast partner—in addition to the Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC).

"It's really nerve-wracking but also exciting to be chosen as a UFC ring girl," Lee stated in an official release. "I want to show all the fans the charms of a Korean ring girl."

(More of Lee's work can be seen at her Facebook page, as well as her official Twitter feed).

UFC 144 Octagon Girl Azusa Nishigaki will be joining Lee at the Saitama Super Arena, reprising her role from the company's first Japan-bound card in over 11 years.

Last year, the UFC also introducted their first Korean ring girl, Maxim cover model Kang Ye-Bin, along with Filipino-Chinese model Jessica Cambensy, for their first event in China at UFC on Fuel TV 6.

In 2013 so far, Camila Oliveira, Aline Franzoi and celebrity personality Carly Baker have also received the Octagon call, with Baker being noted as the company's very first European ring girl.

UFC on Fuel TV 8 will be headlined with a light heavyweight match between former Pride FC champion Wanderlei Silva and former WEC champion Brian Stann. Due to the time zone difference, the event will take place on Sunday, but airs in North America on Saturday.

Further supporting the main card will be matches featuring hometown heroes Takanori Gomi and Yushin Okami, who will be respectively be challenging Diego Sanchez and Hector Lombard. Dong Hyun Kim vs. Siyar Bahadurzada and Mark Hunt vs. Stefan Struve will also fill the main card with battles for spots in the top 10 of their respective divisions.