Brittney Palmer named Ringcard Girl of the Year ahead of fellow UFC beauty Jhenny Andrade at World MMA awards

UFC stunner Brittney Palmer has been named as the Ringcard Girl of the Year at the World MMA awards.

The 33-year-old – who previously won the award in both 2012 and 2013 – fended off competition from the likes of Jhenny Andrade and Carly Baker.


Here SunSport breaks down all five nominees for the award…

Brittney Palmer

The veteran octagon girl made her UFC debut in 2011 at UFC 125 where she has since become one of the most recognisable faces in the sport.

She braved the coronavirus pandemic in May where she was the only ring girl to appear at UFC 249.

And she is not only a huge hit with UFC fans as she has amassed an army of supporters on Instagram as she is followed by more than 1.1 million people.

Palmer delighted her followers in the summer by uploading a number of saucy snaps to keep them entertained during lockdown.

She is also one of the few UFC girls to have graced the cover of Playboy – appearing in the March 2012 edition.

Other magazines she has modelled for include FHM and Maxim.



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Jhenny Andrade

The 33-year-old has won the Ringcard Girl of the Year award on three occasions.

Brazilian beauty Andrade – who has returned to the UFC after giving birth to her son Anthony in February – has regularly been named in the top 100 sexiest women in the world.

She found fame in her hometown of Ribeirao Preto in Sao Paolo, where she became a TV presenter for TV Thathi at the age of 15.

But it wasn't until she linked up with Dana White's promotion in 2013 that she became a huge hit with fans.

Andrade boasts over 500,000 followers on Instagram, where she regularly shows her supporters an insight into her personal life.


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Carly Baker

Another ring girl in UFC, the 33-year-old from Wimbledon represented the town as a beauty queen for Miss Great Britain after beginning her modelling career at the age of 14.

The 5 ft 7in stunner has worked in a number of industries throughout her career from modelling, singing, acting as well as being a TV presenter.

You may recognise Baker from her Coral adverts, Professor Green's 'I need you tonight' video as well as starring in Mortal Combat.

Outside of the octagon, Baker practices yoga, Pilates, Muay Thai and dancing.

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Mercedes Terrell

The 36-year-old recently left Bellator after 11 years with the company.

One of the promotion's most recognisable faces, Terrell revealed she decided to leave to focus on her podcast 'The MAJic Hour' with actress Jade Bryce.

Speaking to MMA Junkie Radio, she said: "I had originally talked to the producer December of last year and basically discussed what was next for me.

"What did I want to do going forward? Did I still want to be a ring girl? Was there another position in Bellator that made sense and at that point?

"I said I’d like that to be my last season as a ring girl, and then I had a bunch of ideas of what that would look like moving forward.

“I put together a whole program for them, and then COVID hit and changed a lot of things."

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Louise McKie

Another Brit nominated for the Ringcard Girl of the Year award, the 21-year-old has been making a name for himself in Bellator.

Hailing from Newcastle, the Geordie joined the company in February 2019.

And she is becoming a popular figure on social media with McKie followed by over 23,000 users.

Speaking last year of her plans for the future, she stated that she "would like to be based in America" as "the American shows are very big".

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