Strikeforce and Rockstar Ring Girl Kelli Hutcherson's Rise to the Top

JP SmithCorrespondent IIMay 23, 2011

Kelli Hutcherson
Kelli Hutcherson

Zuffa LLC and the Ultimate Fighting Championship have been on a warpath lately, devouring their competition with the acquisition of Strikeforce and merger of the WEC. Now the UFC is officially the world’s largest  MMA promotion as well. Dominant Strikeforce fighters are signing with UFC, leaving behind fighters who just can’t hang with the big boys.

There is however, one major advantage that Strikeforce has over the UFC.

Her name is Kelli Hutcherson.

The exquisitely beautiful, extremely down to earth, newly crowned Miss Strikeforce 2011, and Maxim 2011 Hot 100 Lister has only been modeling for about a year and has already taken the world by storm.

Kelli got her start as a Rockstar Energy Drink model and has since worked for Metal Mulisha, Muscle Milk, Spike TV, Strikeforce and, most recently, Maxim Magazine.

Born and raised in Southern California, Kelli perfectly defines the ideal West Coast woman.

Just as Rachelle Leah, arguably the most famous ring girl in MMA history, moved on to bigger and better things—like posing for Playboy—Kelli Hutcherson is sure to follow suit.

Recently, the main focus has been on UFC starlets and ring girls, Arianny Celeste with her recent Playboy photo shoot and recent newcomer, Brittney Palmer.

Both Arianny and Brittney were ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in my book of the hottest ring girls, until now.

The 22-year-old Hutcherson has without a doubt, become my No. 1 favorite ring girl in all of MMA.

That’s not to say that the other girls aren’t amazing; quite the contrary.

They also both have posed for Maxim, but Kelli’s shoot definitely takes the cake.

Kelli is a natural beauty who looks her best with little make-up. She has a body that Michael Angelo would be jealous of; even though she admits that she doesn’t work out, claiming her perfect figure is purely a result of good genetics.

Her invitingly warm smile and dazzling charm are enough to make fans feel all warm and fuzzy from only a glance at the TV screen.

Sorry guys, she is taken. Her boyfriend is pro surfer, Ricky Whitlock.

With the best Strikeforce fighters moving to the big stage in the UFC, will we see the best ring girls following suit?

Of course, I would love to see Kelli blowing me kisses from ringside at a UFC event. Who wouldn’t?

Kelli is already a fan favorite and is gaining more and more notoriety. She is quickly becoming known by many people, both inside and outside the octagon.

With her classy style, perfectly toned body and her “go with the flow” attitude, the sky is the limit for Kelli.