Photos: Ronda Rousey rocks bodypaint for 2016 SI Swimsuit Issue

Over the past few days, there have been rumblings that UFC superstar Ronda Rousey will be appearing in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for the second consecutive year. This time, however, “Rowdy” will be rocking nothing but bodypaint for her spread.

It all started when photographer M.J. Day posted a photo teasing a client in the issue.

With her identifiable tattoos, it was immediately clear Rousey was the woman in the photo.

Judging by the kodokan flower, Ronda Rousey will be in the 2016 #SISwimsuit issue's bodypaint section @FrontRowBrian pic.twitter.com/IsuY8sQdbQ

— Josh Sánchez (@jnsanchez) January 5, 2016

With the rumors out there, Sports Illustrated quickly capitalized on the buzz by confirming the former UFC women’s bantamweight champion will be appearing in the yearly issue.

“Back for her second year, Ronda Rousey will join an elite club of body-painted swimsuit models in the 2016 SI Swimsuit issue. Yep, you read that right. Ronda will wearing NOTHING BUT PAINT on the pages of our magazine next month,” SI wrote.

After making the news official, we also got a quick taste of what we can expect to see from Rousey in this year’s Swimsuit Issue.

Check out the photos below on the following pages.