Louise McKee is much more than just a pretty face. The Rizin ring girl showed off some of her Muay Thai skills on a recent holiday to Thailand.

She was last seen at Rizin 40 where the Japanese promotion pitted its top fighters against Bellator representatives. Mckee was at the Saitama Super Arena to give the event an American feel and appears to have got a taste for travelling to Asia.

She has been training at AKA Thailand for several weeks and has clearly been working hard on her Muay Thai:


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Tourist activities

She has also taken time to indulge in some more typical tourist activities like washing elephants and visiting the picturesque beach resort that is Koh Phi Phi. Fans of Louise McKee might be surprised to discover that she hails from England.

Despite being a regular at Bellator events in the US she comes from Newcastle in the North East of England. She travelled to Tokyo last month along with a contingent of five fighters representing the American promotion.

The Bellator fighters crushed their Rizin counterparts, winning five fights out of five.  Mckee was ringside to see AJ McKee, Patricio Freire, Kyoji Horiguchi, Juan Archuleta and Gadzhi Rabadanov beat their opponents.


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Last minute

She was handed a last minute opportunity to work as a ring girl at Bellator Newcastle in 2019. That event at the Metro Radio Arena helped to launch McKee’s career and she has been a regular with the American promotion ever since.

January is often the coldest month in Newcastle and so McKee has chosen a good time for a tropical holiday. She will be rubbing shoulders with some celebrity fighters at AKA Thailand with Khamzat Chimaev stopping by to do a training session recently.

Meanwhile Paddy Pimblett has been training at Bang Tao Muay Thai while Petr Yan and Rafael Fiziev are both at Tiger Muay Thai. Some of the most famous fighters in the world are currently in Phuket and it seems some of the top ring girls are spending time on the island too!