The UFC is becoming more popular in the United States, possibly due to the intense training that goes into the sport. Or maybe the brutality of the fights. Or maybe it’s because the ring girls are incredibly fun to watch. Don’t believe us? Here are 12 GIFs that prove it.

1. They’re very…close

2. That’s good technique

3. They can be very silly

4. Upper body strength needed

5. They will beat you up

6. They’re really into cosplay

7. That is not what the water bottle is for

8. Time for a little demonstration

9. That’s sort of what the water bottle is for…

10. They really like giving kisses

11. And waving

12. Are pillow fights a style of MMA?