In terms of popularity with the male demographic, Gina Carano holds the edge over Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate.
Carano was selected as No. 39 by Maxim for their “Hot 100″ list, which you can view on the website. Rousey came in at No. 42 and Tate at No. 58. The print magazine will be available June 3, but part of the list is available online.
Others currently released for the list include Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Kate Beckinsale, Demi Lovato, Shakira and Miley Cyrus.
The Carano bio reads “After finding success as a mixed martial artist and fitness model, this talented lady was bitten by the acting bug, appearing in such action flicks as Haywire, Fast & Furious 6 and In The Blood. As far as an MMA return goes, Carano appears interested, but news has quieted over the last few weeks regarding her signing with the UFC.
Rousey’s bio states that the UFC female bantamweight champion and former Olympian is “the No. 1 pound-for-pound female MMA fighter in the world.” She’ll compete against Alexis Davis later this July.
As for Tate, who is coming off her first Octagon victory over Liz Carmouche, her bio reads “This sexy UFC fighter may look sweet, but watch out boys! She packs a mean punch.”
With more selections to be released, it’s possible other MMA figures are added, including the likes of Octagon girls Brittney Palmer and Arianny Celeste.
Front-Page Photo Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea