Meet Kelsey De Santis

Updated: November 9, 2011

Hailing from the high desert plains in California, Ranger Up Fighter Kelsey DeSantis is anything but dry. A Marine for the last five years, she was tapped right out of boot camp to be a female K-9 handler as a Military Policewoman, and, to top that off, she was sent to Virginia to chase dogs ass for the Presidential Helicopter Squadron even though there are times that she would rather be in the company of a real dog instead of Devil-Dogs. Not a bad start for a self-proclaimed “goofy nerd.”

While on a Presidential detail in Paris, France (She hates the French as much as we do, just so you know), Kelsey and the guys were having a drunken fest at their 20-something-story-hotel. Kelsey went up to her room for something and as she jumped into the elevator on the way back down to the bar, the elevator car began to free-fall. Finally after falling a couple of stories, the brakes caught, but Kelsey was trapped and when she tried to call for help, the only voice that responded to the call box was one in French (cry me a river). As she waited for her knight in shining armor to come and rescue her, and as her life was flashing before her eyes, all that she could think about in her alcohol induced stupor was…food…yes…food; kind of anti-climatic, I know.

When you first look at her picture, one would think that guys are chasing Kelsey all over the place as she’s bringing sexy back, but Kelsey explains that she really doesn’t have too many suitors when she goes out on the town with her friends. I am just thinking here, but maybe that could be because the word has gotten out that in her last fight, Kelsey destroyed her opponent with some vicious elbows in the first round, and the fact that she towers over most people at 5’10”. I am just sayin…

Kelsey is good friends with fellow Ranger Up Fighter Colton Smith who volunteered for corner duties in her last fight. They originally met after a little bit of shit-talking after one of her fights. Not one to stand down from a challenge, Kelsey went up to Colton’s gym and was immediately schooled on the ground. But, after taking the game to a standing position and telling him “what goes around comes around”, Kelsey pummeled him with her boxing skills. From that point on they have been training together, even outside of the gym with Kelsey trying to assist with Colton’s lack of dancing skills. Kelsey’s favorite saying to Colton when he is feeling a little blue about his two-left-feet is to RTFU.

During the day, Kelsey can be found at the Marine – Martial Arts Center for Excellence – in Quantico, Virginia. It is there that she can usually be found beating the crap out of some cocky young Marine who just doesn’t think that a woman can kick his ass to which she responds “I will rock your body.” MACE is also where a little you tube video was made. It really isn’t that big of a deal, just Kelsey calling out a pretty famous singer and actor for a date to the Marine Corps Ball that garnered national media attention. Google it!

Ranger Up wishes to welcome Kelsey DeSantis to Team Rhino!




  1. Will Wilson

    November 15, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    I’ll take her on a date

  2. Will Wilson

    November 15, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    I’ll take Kelsey on a date.

  3. Jarob Walsh

    December 18, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    I’d Marry Kelsey ha ha ha

  4. ALi

    October 24, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    She is beautiful…………

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