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The scientists at Maxim have completed their vigorous examination of all celebrity females on earth and their rankings are out. This year the Maxim top 100 features moar Fight Hotness than ever: Arianny Celeste finds herself at #18, above #19 Emma Watson (sacrilege) and bumping uglies with #17 Jessica Alba, #16 Olivia Wilde, and #15 Scarlett Johansson. Not bad company for the UFC’s flagship octagon girl, huh?

Also on the Hot 100 list: Ronda Rousey, who clocked in at #29 and has the honor of being the highest ranked athlete on the list. Suck it, all you kids in high school who used to call her ‘Gorilla Arms!’ And then there’s Brittney Palmer at #67 and Kenda Perez at #92. How Perez made it onto the list is beyond me – could it be that the entries around the fringes of this contest are all about sucking up to the various agents and outlets that hook Maxim up with photoshoots and interviews? I refuse to believe that. You might as well tell me that the US government is corrupt too!

So it was a good year for MMA, but not the first year. Here’s how the women in our sport have fared over past years:

Gina Carano—No. 16 (2009)
Arianny Celeste—No. 18 (2013)
Arianny Celeste—No. 23 (2010)
Ronda Rousey—No. 29 (2013)
Arianny Celeste—No. 58 (2012)
Brittney Palmer—No. 67 (2013)
Arianny Celeste—No. 70 (2011)