UFC and Hooters Search for Octagon Girl on Facebook

Okay, calm down, boys!

Hooters has partnered with the Ultimate Fighting Championship in search of a Hooters Girl to be a guest Octagon Girl during the UFC 132: Cruz vs. Faber event in Las Vegas on July 2, 2011. Yes, it’s a promotional gimmick, but I am sure it’s a great excuse to go to your local Hooters and pick your girl.

Hooters Girls from around the country have submitted photos and bios in hopes to receive the most Facebook fan votes during the contest held on Hooters’ Facebook wall.

From now through June 2nd, fans can support their favorite Hooters Girl on Hooters Facebook like page and vote. The winner of the contest will be a guest Octagon Girl on July 2 during the highly-anticipated event I am sure to see who is the Hooters Girl.

“We are excited about this partnership with UFC and that one of our Hooters Girls will have the chance to be in the Octagon for such a great event,” says Mike McNeil, VP of Marketing for Hooters of America.

It looks like the Cruz vs. Faber event will be a great happening. Between UFC’s five million plus Facebook fan base, coupled with Hooters 1.1 million fans, the contest is expected to make a big impact on the social community. Their Facebook wall has had over 25,000 votes so far, and an increased of more than 45,000 “Likes” since the launch.

Just in case you are not familiar with Hooters, the first Hooters opened in 1983 in Clearwater, Florida. Hooters is well-known for its brand of food and fun, featuring a casual beach-theme atmosphere, a menu that features seafood, sandwiches and Hooters nearly, world famous chicken wings, and service provided by the All-American cheerleaders, the Hooters Girls.

Somehow, mixing UFC with Hooters makes sense. Don’t you think?