Paige VanZant (born March 26, 1994 and often incorrectly referred to as Paige Van Zant, Paige Van Zandt, Page Van Zant, and Page VanZant) is an American mixed martial artist (MMA) fighter and a former model. VanZant is signed to the flyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The UFC star has also appeared in the television series Dancing with the Stars and Chopped. She’s also one of the most popular fighters on the entire UFC roster.
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“It’s something that’s inside of me and I guess not a lot of people are born with that, it’s something I was born with.” VanZant said during an interview with Fox Sports. “I’ve kind of had that my entire life. I’ve always been a bubbly and energetic and happy person but when I get upset, I get frustrated; when someone makes me mad, I definitely have a temper and I’ve had to deal with having a temper my whole life. But I’ve been able to target it into fighting and it just helps me that I have this amazing outlet and not a lot of people have seen my crazy, mean side.”
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Paige VanZant has been competing in the strawweight division where she’s had a lot of success. However, the weight cut became too much for her body to handle and decided it would be better to move up to 125lbs. She is still one of the biggest names in the UFC, so there’s no question she will be in flyweight title contention with a few wins.
Paige VanZant Next Fight
Paige VanZant next fight will be against Jessica-Rose Clarke at UFC Fight Night 124. This will be VanZant’s first time fighting in the UFC’s newly formed flyweight (125lb) division. Paige is still looking to become a world champion in the UFC, so a fresh start in a new weight class could be the key.