UFC Adds Strikeforce's Chrissy Blair and Vanessa Hanson as UFC Octagon Girls

Kyle SymesCorrespondent IIIMarch 8, 2013


MMA fans may have been focused on some of the talent competing inside the cage coming over from Strikeforce, but they may be a bit more distracted by some out-of-the cage talent transitioning over.

MMA Junkie confirmed that UFC officials have announced that former Strikeforce ring card girls Chrissy Blair and Vanessa Hanson have been brought in to join the ranks of the Octagon girls.

The two will make their UFC Octagon girl debuts at the upcoming Ultimate Fighter Finale on April 17. Other than the finale for TUF, The Ultimate Finale 17 will also feature Urijah Faber vs. Scott Jorgensen and Miesha Tate vs. Cat Zingano among other prominent contests.

Hanson joined Zuffa's ranks after winning Transworld Surf's 2011 UFC Model Search. She appeared as a guest Octagon girl at UFC 136 prior to heading over to Strikeforce. Blair also appeared as a guest Octagon girl, stepping in at UFC 133. She is the 2011 Miss TransWorld Motocross modeling search winner.

With photos like this and this, it's no secret as to why either woman would easily win a modeling competition. The two lovely ladies will join other Octagon girls like Arianny Celeste, Brittney Palmer, Su Jung Lee, Carly Baker Camila Oliveira and Aline Franzoi.