Remember when a little birdie mentioned that a certain MMA fighter, also known as one the most badass babes in the world, just might be appearing in SI Swimsuit 2016? Well, turns out the rumors are true! 

Ronda Rousey steps out of the Octagon to host Saturday Night Live

Back for her second year, Ronda Rousey will join an elite club of body-painted swimsuit models in the 2016 SI Swimsuit issue. Yep, you read that right. Ronda will wearing NOTHING BUT PAINT on the pages of our magazine next month. 

Ronda Rousey ditches her couch and ice cream to attend Marine Corps Ball

So what could be better? Well, as it turns out, the beach where we shot Ronda's gorgeous photos is public, so some eager paparazzi got a few early snaps. That means Christmas is coming again, folks! We're sharing a few BTS shots that are sure to tie you over until our official images of Ronda hit newsstands next month. 

MJ Day/SI
MJ Day/SI
 
And all we can say: SHE'S FLAWLESS. 
 
Swimsuit inspired by We Are Handsome. 

BONUS: See some of Ronda's best moments from SI Swimsuit 2015!


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