Strikeforce's Chrissy Blair, Vanessa Hanson named newest UFC octagon girls


chrissy-blair-vanessa-hanson.jpgThe latest Strikeforce imports to join the UFC roster won’t be competing inside the octagon.

UFC officials today announced that former Strikeforce ring card girls Chrissy Blair and Vanessa Hanson and have joined the organization as official UFC octagon girls.

Both will work cageside at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale, which takes place April 13 at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) confirmed they will also join a growing rotation of octagon girls that considers Arianny Celeste, Brittney Palmer, Su Jung Lee, Carly Baker Camila Oliveira and Aline Franzoi

A California native, Hanson joined the Zuffa ranks after winning Transworld Surf’s 2011 UFC Model Search. She worked as a guest octagon girl at UFC 136 before joining Strikeforce. Meanwhile, Floridian Blair also started in a guest role, working at UFC 133 after winning the 2011 Miss TransWorld Motocross modeling search.

Both were mainstays at Strikeforce events starting with the March 2012 fight card “Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey.”

The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale features a main event between top bantamweight contenders Urijah Faber (27-6 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and Scott Jorgensen (14-6 MMA, 3-2 UFC), as well as the final bout of the “TUF 17? middleweight tournament. The evening’s main card airs on FX following prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook.

The latest TUF 17 Finale card includes:

  • Urijah Faber vs. Scott Jorgensen
  • TBA vs. TBA – “TUF 17? tournament final
  • Miesha Tate vs. Cat Zingano
  • Travis Browne vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
  • Cole Miller vs. Bart Palaszewski
  • Justin Lawrence vs. Daniel Pineda
  • Maximo Blanco vs. Sam Sicilia

For more on The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Vanessa Hanson and Chrissy Blair)

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