Miss Japan Finalist Azusa Nishigaki A Guest Octagon Girl At UFC 144

The UFC has a new guest Octagon girl tonight at UFC 144 with Miss Japan finalist Azusa Nishigaki set to keep Arianny Celeste company cage-side.

Azusa was also in attendance at yesterday’s weigh-ins, but it’s likely that this will be a one-off occurence for this Tokyo event so enjoy her while she’s here.

Meanwhile regular Octagon girls Brittney Palmer and Chandella Powell were notable absentees.

Brittney has been busy of late promoting her appearance as the cover star in the latest edition of Playboy magazine and should be back on-board soon.

However, Chandella’s future in the promotion is currently in serious doubt after 10 year-old pictures of her posing for extremely revealing nude pictures under the alias of ‘Mariah Ashton’ emerged recently online.

Apparently the UFC were caught unawares when these pictures emerged and despite Chandella having since written a full apology for having kept this secret she’s not been in attendance at the past two UFC events and her picture has also been removed from the UFC’s website suggesting that she has been fired.

With that gossip out of the way, check out new Octagon girl Azusa being interviewed by Ariel Helwani.

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