Rachelle Leah

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Rachelle Leah
Leah at the Big Apple Convention in Manhattan on October 18, 2009
Born Rachelle Leah San Filippo
(1984-08-20) August 20, 1984 (age 32)
San Carlos, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Website www.RachelleLeah.com
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Hair color Brown
Eye color Brown

Rachelle Leah (born August 20, 1984) is an American model, actress and television personality who has worked as a glamour model in mixed martial arts.

Early life[edit]

She was born Rachelle Leah San Filippo on August 20, 1984 in San Carlos, California,[citation needed] and began modeling professionally at age 18.


Before her career began to take off, Leah was studying to become a paramedic.[dead link][1] She started out modeling for the Ford Motor Company and made appearances on shows such as The View, Last Call with Carson Daly and The Nick & Jessica Variety Hour. At the age of 19, her photo was seen on a boxing website by the UFC, and she was hired as an Octagon Girl.

Leah has appeared on and hosted numerous television shows such as Spike's Sexiest NYC Bartenders, Spike TV's Women of Action, Casino Cinema, Inside the UFC and The Ultimate Fighter.

Leah has also been featured on the covers of many magazines, some of which include Maxim, Men's Fitness, 944, Playboy,[2] Steppin' Out, Muscle & Fitness, AXL, Vegas Magazine and Stuff.

Leah took a break from being an Octagon Girl but continued presenting UFC All Access on Spike, which airs a week before a UFC pay-per-view event. She returned to the Octagon at UFC 111 on March 27, 2010.

Leah also makes an appearance in the video game UFC 2009 Undisputed, telling the tales of classic fights.

Jay Glazer, a senior writer for Foxsports.com, partnered with the UFC's Randy Couture to form MMAthletics based in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Xtreme Couture Training Center. Leah serves as host for the weekly episodes, alongside Glazer.[3]


  1. ^ "Rachelle Leah". Complex. Archived from the original on January 13, 2008. Retrieved January 23, 2008. 
  2. ^ Playboy.com http://www.playboy.com/magazine/2008/Rachelle-Leah-Playboy.html. Retrieved October 20, 2008.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "MMAthletics with Jay Glazer and Rachelle Leah". Fox Sports. Archived from the original on December 21, 2013. Retrieved June 22, 2010. 

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