MMA fighter Cathal Pendred gets inked while model girlfriend Michele cheers him on
Published 18/07/2014 | 11:28
Model Michele McGrath can't wait for her boyfriend's 'electric' UFC performance.
The Assets model (28) will be cheering on her boyfriend, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Cathal Pendred as he makes his hometown UFC debut in the O2 tomorrow night.
"I'm really excited for Cathal and all the guys at SBG," she told Independent.ie.
"It's my first UFC experience and I think it's going to be electric."
The couple have been dating for just over a year and are sewn at the hip when their busy working schedules permit.
Michele will be sitting front row as her other half takes on Mike King in the preliminary fights on Saturday night.
She posted a photo on Instagram, saying: "Cazzers last supper @oolongfp #superfoodsalad @pendredmma"
And Cathal is clearly just as excited for his biggest ever Irish gig as he had a new tattoo inked yesterday with the UFC logo on his chest.
“This is my debut fight. I feel more calm and relaxed than I ever have. I feel I belong here and I looking forward to making a statement," he told TV3's Ireland AM earlier this week.
Pendred also said it helps having his model girlfriend on the same wavelength when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
"I think Michele has become even more mindful of fitness since we started going out, but when you live with someone it's really helpful to have someone who eats the same and doesn't go ordering pizza," he said.