Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) strawweight Paige VanZant has cultivated a hoard of fans during her tenure with the UFC. Now the fighter has snagged a boyfriend.
Mixed martial arts athlete Austin Vanderford headlined Saturday’s Cage Sport 47 in a bout against Ben Fodor. Vanderford pulled off a decision victory over his opponent, making for another momentous occasion in the fighter’s career. After earning the win, “12 Gauge” VanZant stormed the cage and showed her significant other some affection.
Taking to Instagram, VanZant shared a photo of the touching moment. Here is what she had to say:
“‘In a fight they are lethal, around each other they melt.’ My love @austinv170 on the rise with another dominate win and another belt. #powercouple”
Paige VanZant is coming off of a submission loss to Michelle “Karate Hottie” Waterson at UFC on FOX 22, putting the fighter at a professional record of 7-3.