Former Kansas City Chiefs cheerleader Rachel Wray, not to be confused with Rachael Ray, has given up the sidelines for the octagon. She’s become a MMA cage fighter, and she’s even won her first two fights.
You can watch those fights here
Update: Wray wins third fight to go 3-0. She defeated Katelyn Radtka by TKO Friday night at Harrah’s Casino North Kansas City. Wray is more than just a pretty face. She’s a pretty face with a killer right cross, something Radtka found out the hard way, falling to a serious of blows that ended the fight at the 1:06 mark of the second round. It’s been an uphill battle for Wray to prove the beauty is a beast, but it’s starting to pay off. She recently received an offer to do a major magazine photo shoot, and the phone’s ringing a bit more regularly ever since video of her first bout — a TKO over Ashleigh Tillman this past September — went viral; YouTube footage of the second round had received 263,042 views as of last Thursday afternoon.
Wray, a former cheerleader in high school and for the Arkansas razorbacks, got into MMA as a new way to work out.
She originally started working out at Title Boxing as a way to keep in shape for dancing, then started training at High-Davis MMA. There, she worked with WEC veteran L.C. Davis and Strikeforce fighter Jason High.
Wray says she knows people are surprised that she would give up cheerleading for fighting, but she loves it.
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