Monique Minton Ricardo - Female Fitness Model, IFBB Bikini Pro and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Practitioner
This gorgeous young lady is female fitness model, IFBB Figure Competitor, IFBB Bikini Pro and possible future MMA fighter Monique Minton Ricardo.
Monique is the reigning queen on my Asian fitness blog, holding the number one slot since May of 2009.
(Well she was...until Blogger decided to delete the blog...thanks Blogger!)
She gets her exotic looks from her half Filipina, half Polish heritage.
Monique has been on the cover of the 2009 March-April Muscle & Fitness Hers magazine, and she's appeared on the cover of Flex magazine twice.
She is five foot, ten inches tall and weighs one hundred and fifty pounds.
Monique's Competition History
And unlike a lot of other fitness models, Monique is not all show and no go.
This lady competes.....
2007 NPC California Championships - Figure A - 3rd place
2007 NPC Gateway Classic, Figure: Class B, 1st place
2008 NPC John Sherman Classic Bodybuilding, Fitness & Figure Championships - 1st place
2008 NPC USA Bodybuilding & Figure Championships - 3rd place
2008 NPC Team Universe Bodybuilding, Fitness & Figure National Championships - 4th place
2008 NPC National Bodybuilding & Figure Championships - 5th place
2009 NPC USA Bodybuilding & Figure Championships - 1st place
2010 IFBB Olympia - 8th place
2010 IFBB Europa Super Show - 8th place
2010 IFBB MuscleContest Pro Bikini - 2nd place
2012 IFBB Arnold Classic - 10th place
2014 IFBB Europa Dallas - 14th place
Monique in MMA?
As far as a possible mixed martial arts career, well a lot of that is conjecture on my part, but she is currently studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai.
At Naga Europa (The North American Grappling Association), "Momo" won a gold medal in the no gi division while she was working as a bikini girl at the BSN (Bio-Engineered Supplements & Nutrition) booth in the expo going on next door!
Can you imagine what effect Monique Minton could have on MMA?
Move over Ronda Rousey.....
Monique's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Record
2009 - NAGA (North American Grappling Association) 1st Place
2009 - NAGA Gi and No Gi - 1st place
2009 - Robson Moura Grappling Championship - 1st Place Middle Heavy and 1st Place Open
2009 - No Gi Intermediate 1st Place and Expert Division 1st champion
2010 - Gi and No Gi -1st Place and Expert Division and 1st Place Gi
2010 - International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation - Worlds No Gi Championship - 1st Place
All That's On Hold For Now
But that's gonna have to be if for awhile.
On February 1st, 2011 Monique announced she is pregnant.
So congratulations Monique!!
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Monique Minton Ricardo Updates
Monique and her husband had their baby, his name is Maxwell.
She is still in BJJ and has her brown belt now.
And Monique has returned to competing, she came in 10th at the 2012 IFBB Arnold Classic.
Monday: Back and biceps, MMA training
Tuesday: MMA training
Wednesday: Legs, MMA training
Thursday: MMA training
Friday: Shoulders and triceps
Monique Ricardo - Queen of the Guillotines
More Monique Minton Pics
Well from what I have read, Monique has given up IFBB Bikini and decided to go full time into BJJ. I wish her luck.
Monique Minton Ricardo Comments
BRAM1978 on July 23, 2012:
kjrzeek1 from New Jersey, USA on April 10, 2012:
This is why Jiu Jitsu is so amazing. A women that looks like that, and can choke you out. What a greeat martial aret. Thanks for the Hub!
Natalie on April 05, 2011:
Man hands? Are you actually mental George? hands need veins Sweet cheeks else they'd turn black and drop off.
george on July 12, 2010:
Too bad about the man hands!
Sportswear on May 24, 2010:
Just one word... AWESOME!!!
JJ on January 10, 2010:
Dude shes awesome, would love workout with herrrrrrrr!
john smith on October 22, 2009:
She is ok i will still take Carmen Electra
johncheung from Hong Kong on October 19, 2009:
She is really really super beautiful. Thanks for putting up her photo
prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on September 28, 2009:
beautiful woman with great muscle. thanks for share about her. nice picture also.
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on September 06, 2009:
And yes she does have a certain something about her.
That's why I think she's gonna be big.
pepperlynn76 from California on September 06, 2009:
I am totally straight but she is gorgeous! I've never heard of her before. Great hub!