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Model Michele and UFC fighter beau Cathal Pendred jetting to Vegas to cheer on Conor McGregor

Elaine McCahill

Published 30/04/2015 | 07:28

Cathal Pendred and Michele McGrath
Cathal Pendred and Michele McGrath
Cathal Pendred, Michele McGrath at the Irish Premiere of 'What If'
Lir - Leanne Moore, Michele McGrath, Kim Hayden
Michele McGrath at the VIP Style Awards 2015

Model Michele McGrath and Cathal Pendred are mixing work and pleasure with an upcoming trip to Las Vegas.

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The pair, who have been dating for three years, are planning on visiting Sin City to cheer on Irish UFC star Conor McGregor fight Jose Aldo at the MGM Grand Hotel.

And seeing as it will have been two months since they would have seen each other, the loved-up couple will be making the most of their time together stateside.

"We've no summer plans just yet. Cathal is going to be in Mexico, his next competition is June 13 so he actually leaves for Mexico next week and he is gone for two months," she said.

Cathal Pendred, Michele McGrath at the Irish Premiere of 'What If'
Cathal Pendred, Michele McGrath at the Irish Premiere of 'What If'

"I'm not going to go over just yet because I'm too busy at the moment with my own stuff going on but I will definitely meet him at some stage, probably in California."

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"Conor [McGregor] is obviously competing in Vegas so we'll probably go and watch that," she added.

Meanwhile, the Buck's Townhouse hostess is focusing on her singing career with her band Liir.

Kim Hayden and Leanne Moore make up the girl band who are now recording their own music after failing to be chosen to represent Ireland at this year's Eurovision.

"The year is going brilliantly, we just got back from Sweden last weekend where we were recording for a week so that went really well," she said.

"So it's a just a work in progress at the moment but it's full steam ahead on making a record.

"I think that we just decided that Eurovision wasn't meant to be for us this year but we had a good dynamic between the three of us and obviously it's all of our passion to sing so we just decided to continue going.

Michele McGrath at the VIP Style Awards 2015
Michele McGrath at the VIP Style Awards 2015

"It's been kind of great and weird and you just have to keep your feet on the ground because you never know what's going to happen but so far so good and we're really enjoying the whole recording experience.

"There's some really exciting things in the pipeline so fingers crossed," she added.

The musical trio are also getting some tips from the top - Eurovision veteran Linda Martin.

Read more: Model Michele McGrath cheers on fighter beau Cathal Pendred to UFC win

Lir - Leanne Moore, Michele McGrath, Kim Hayden
Lir - Leanne Moore, Michele McGrath, Kim Hayden

"Linda has been really great, she came over to Sweden with us and she looked after everything that we needed," she said.

"She's just been brilliant for advice - she's just had such a massive career in the industry so far so any advice we're getting off her is brilliant."

The 27-year-old recently moved model agencies and is now represented by Andrea Roche.

The brunette beauty attributes her trim figure to her boyfriend's influence.

"Because Cathal is a UFC fighter I do the paleo diet, which is actually really good," she explained.

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