Kenda Perez

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Kenda Perez
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BornKenda Rae Perez
(1983-05-18) May 18, 1983 (age 31)[1]
Laguna Beach, California
OccupationModel, Host (Best of Pride FC, Ultimate Show)
Modeling information
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorHazel
Website
http://www.kendaperez.com
 
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Kenda Perez
Kenda Perez - fanexposm.jpg
BornKenda Rae Perez
(1983-05-18) May 18, 1983 (age 31)[1]
Laguna Beach, California
OccupationModel, Host (Best of Pride FC, Ultimate Show)
Modeling information
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorHazel
Website
http://www.kendaperez.com

Kenda Perez is a Mexican American model and host. She is the host of Best of Pride Fighting Championships on Fox Sports 2. Perez also hosts a weekly online MMA show on the Bleacher Report website, and represents for the clothing brand Famous Stars and Straps.

Personal[edit]

Kenda Perez was born in Anaheim, and raised in old-town Orange, and attended Orangewood Adventist Academy. She resides in Newport Beach, California.[2] Her father, Ken Perez, holds a pink belt in Shitō-ryū.[3] Her mother's name is Kaye. Perez owns a Yorkshire Terrier named after her favorite TV show Dexter, as well as a cat Nikki.[4]

Career[edit]

Maxim Magazine[edit]

Perez was attending Orange Coast College, with intentions of becoming a pre-school teacher.[5] It was during this time when a friend suggested she enter Maxim magazine's Hometown Hotties competition. Perez first entered in 2006, and finished as a top 100 semi-finalist.[6] The next year, Perez was voted as a top four finalists[7] and later featured in the magazine/website.[8] Perez continued to work with Maxim on promotional events, including an appearance on the TV game show 1 vs. 100.[9]

Best of Pride Fighting Championships[edit]

In 2009, the UFC produced a new show called "The Best of Pride Fighting Championships." The program showcases some of the best fights, and fighters from Pride, including Anderson Silva, Dan Henderson, Quinton Jackson, and Wanderlei Silva. Perez auditioned, and was hired as the host after impressing producers with her natural ability in front of the camera and behind the microphone. The first episode aired on January 15, 2010 on Spike TV.[10] Season two debuted January 3rd, 2012 on Fuel TV in the United States.

The Ultimate Show (Bleacher Report)[edit]

She hosts a weekly online MMA show for Bleacher Report, which debuted on August 4, 2011.

Famous Stars and Straps[edit]

Kenda is a member of the Famous Stars and Straps "Family", supporting the brand through advertising, events, trade shows, etc.

In media[edit]

Magazine appearances[edit]

Notables[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kenda Perez / Biography KendaPerez.com. Retrieved 2010-10-22
  2. ^ O.C.'s Hometown Hottie is a hit in MMA OCRegister.com. Retrieved 2010-10-23
  3. ^ Kenda Perez: Daddy’s girl keeps the PRIDE going in MMA MMAdiehards.com. Retrieved 2010-10-23
  4. ^ It's my baby Dexter's birthday today!!! : ) Plixi.com. Retrieved 2010-10-23
  5. ^ Kenda Perez talks Best of Pride, modeling and Women's MMA YouTube.com. Retrieved 2010-10-23
  6. ^ 2006 Maxim Hometown Hotties semi-finalists MAXIM.com. Retrieved 2010-10-23
  7. ^ 2007 Maxim Hometown Hotties finalists MAXIM.com. Retrieved 2010-10-22
  8. ^ Maxim Girls - Kenda Perez MAXIM.com. Retrieved 2010-10-23
  9. ^ 1 vs 100 - Melanie YouTube.com. Retrieved 2010-10-23
  10. ^ Tonight on 'The Best of PRIDE Fighting Championships' UFC.com. Retrieved 2010-10-22
  11. ^ Kenda Perez - Lovely Lady Of the Day Fighttime.net. Retrieved 2011-01-23
  12. ^ Kenda Perez: Bleacher Report's MMA Hottie of the Week BleacherReport.com. Retrieved 2011-02-23
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