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Pic: UFC 144 guest Japanese Octagon Girl Azusa Nishigaki

"So excited!"

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) unveiled the most recent addition to its ring girl troupe last night (Feb. 24, 2012) when Miss Japan finalist, Azusa Nishigaki, joined Arianny Celeste on the stage for the UFC 144 weigh in event at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

Azusa learned about mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion's talent casting call from a friend and apparently had the assets to card twirl around the Octagon later this evening. Celeste will be charged with ensuring she gets up-to-speed on all the responsibilities and physical demands of the gig prior to fight night (Feb. 25, 2012).

Aside from her pageant aspirations, not much is known about Azusa; however, we're willing to bet her past does not include soft porn. Oh well.

Check out a video interview with Azusa and Celeste after the jump:

Be sure to join this evening for LIVE, detailed UFC 144 results of all the "Edgar vs. Henderson" pay-per-view (PPV) action. It will include blow-by-blow coverage of the Facebook video stream, FX "Prelims" bouts, and of course, the PPV broadcast. We'll start RIGHT HERE at around 7:30 p.m. ET and carry straight on through early Sunday morning.

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