Paige VanZant News

Nov 21, 2017 4:58 am

Paige VanZant’s return in the works for UFC Fight Night in St. Louis

According to a report from MMAFighting.com, strawweight star Paige VanZant will finally return to the cage on January 14, when the UFC touches down in St. Louis, MO. Her return will occur in the new UFC women’s flyweight division, where she is expected to battle recent UFC roster addition Jessica-Rose Clark. Though Paige VanZant was briefly...

Nov 11, 2017 4:12 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Paige VanZant has turned down an offer to fight Valentina Shevchenko

Popular UFC fighter Paige VanZant has turned down an offer to fight former bantamweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko. “The Bullet”, Valentina Shevchenko, had recently announced her intentions to drop down to the UFC’s new women’s flyweight division, this following her controversial split-decision loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 215 in September. As for Paige VanZant,...

Nov 9, 2017 5:48 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Valentina Shevchenko challenges Paige VanZant to fight in January

Former UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko has issued a challenge to Paige Vanzant! “The Bullet” recently announced her intentions to drop down to the UFC’s new women’s flyweight division, this following her controversial split-decision loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 215 in September. As for Paige VanZant, the popular former strawweight fighter recently...

Nov 4, 2017 6:42 pm

Paige VanZant announces her next scrap will be a title fight!

Paige VanZant just announced that her next fight will be for UFC gold. No this is not a joke. VanZant, who has gone 1-2 in her past three fights at strawweight, will apparently be receiving a shot at UFC flyweight gold in her next octagon appearance. Paige took to Twitter just moments ago where she...

Sep 26, 2017 5:06 pm

Paige VanZant’s List of Ailments That Caused Her to Pull Out of UFC 216 is Crazy

Poor, Paige VanZant. Her life has been a series of literal ups-and-downs lately. First, she moved up in weight and was feeling like a brand new warrior woman, ready to impress in UFC’s new flyweight division. However, just yesterday she had to drop out of her upcoming fight with Jessica Eye due to a back...

Sep 25, 2017 10:25 am

Report | Paige VanZant’s UFC 216 fight is off

Long-time UFC strawweight contender Paige VanZant was expected to make the jump up to the new UFC women’s flyweight division at UFC 216 this October 7. Her planned opponent was UFC bantamweight star Jessica Eye, who was dropping down a division. Unfortunately, this compelling scrap has been nixed According to a report from Ariel Helwani...

Sep 20, 2017 5:22 pm

Paige VanZant Shows Off Her Upcoming Book and Reveals Release Date

The latest news about Paige VanZant isn’t just that the strawweight will be moving up into the new flyweight division at UFC 216. Back in January, VanZant announced she had a new book deal in development and it looks like it has all came together. Rise: Surviving the Fight of My Life, is the title...

Sep 15, 2017 7:41 am

Paige VanZant Happily and Healthfully Looking Forward to Fighting at Flyweight

Is the UFC ready to have four women’s divisions? Either way, the ladies sure are. Paige VanZant has been going through some brutal cuts, something other fighters like Cyborg can relate to. With the addition of flyweight and the crowning on an inaugural champ for the conclusions of The Ultimate Fighter 26, VanZant is ready...

Sep 6, 2017 5:54 am

Paige VanZant says she’s passed out multiple times during weight cuts

Back in August, we learned that long time strawweight contender Paige VanZant was moving on up to the UFC’s new women’s flyweight division, where she’ll battle Jessica Eye at UFC 216 on October 7. The reason for this move, as it turns out, is not just that VanZant is looking for a fresh start. Apparently,...

Aug 22, 2017 2:11 pm

Sounds like Paige VanZant just announced she has a boyfriend

For all those who have a crush on UFC star Paige VanZant, you may be in for a rough day. It seems VanZant announced that she now has a boyfriend with a social media post. “12 Gauge” posted a photo on Tuesday with Austin Vanderford and said in the caption, “Mine….. @austinv170 ” Mine….. @austinv170...

Aug 10, 2017 5:46 am

PHOTO | Paige VanZant shares picture of absolutely nasty wound

Mixed martial arts can be a nasty sport. Fights frequently produce gruesome injuries, from broken limbs and digits, to nasty gashes. Even the training for fights can produce some pretty grizzly injuries. This is precisely the case for fan favorite UFC strawweight Paige VanZant. Late on Wednesday night, the strawweight star shared a photo of...

Aug 7, 2017 9:15 am

Report: Paige VanZant moves up to flyweight for UFC 216 bout

According to a report from Damon Martin of FloCombat.com, fan favorite UFC strawweight Paige VanZant (7-3) has been booked for a return to the Octagon. This return will occur at UFC 216, this October 6 in Las, Vegas, Nevada – it just won’t occur at strawweight. Instead, it’s expected to occur in the new UFC women’s...

May 4, 2017 1:06 pm

VIDEO | Chris Weidman channels Paige VanZant, releases sexy Reebok promo

Sometimes you just gotta let out your inner sexy…I got your back @paigevanzantufc @reebok pic.twitter.com/gnH0lZI56l — Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) May 4, 2017 Earlier this month, fan favorite UFC strawweight Paige VanZant found herself under fire after she shared a rather provocative, self-made Reebok promo video to her official Snapchat account. The backlash she received was...

May 1, 2017 9:53 am

VIDEO | Paige VanZant criticized by fellow fighters for sultry self-made Reebok promo

Over the weekend, fan favorite UFC strawweight Paige VanZant took to Snapchat to share an undeniably sultry self-made promo video for Reebok’s new line of black and white workout apparel. While this video left many of VanZant’s fans drooling, its provocative tone also generated significant criticism from her peers. See below for VanZant’s video (which...

Mar 29, 2017 1:46 pm

MMA Roundup: What fighters do for fun outside of the cage

Although fighters that are competing do it because they love it, it surely isn’t the only thing the athletes are doing and have found some other hobbies and sports that they have gotten good at. In this MMA Roundup, we take a look at what some of the fighters enjoy doing with their time when...

Mar 14, 2017 10:17 am

Paige VanZant’s future with Team Alpha Male uncertain

To close out 2016, Paige VanZant looked to capitalize on her August 2016 win over Bec Rawlings as she stepped into the Octagon with ‘The Karate Hottie’ Michelle Waterson for a highly anticipated UFC Sacramento main event showdown. While many expected Waterson to look to use her elite level striking to pick VanZant apart, while...

Feb 5, 2017 10:09 am

After UFC Houston win, Felice Herrig wants Michelle Waterson or Paige VanZant

On Saturday night, the UFC touched down in Houston, Texas with UFC Fight Night 104. In the co-main event of this exciting card, 23-year-old strawweight prospect Alexa Grasso took on veteran Felice Herrig. From the early vantage point, Grasso was widely expected to blow through her experienced foe – as evidenced by her status as...

Dec 20, 2016 10:27 am

Cody Garbrandt weighs in on training partner Paige VanZant’s fighting future

Last weekend, the UFC touched down in Sacramento, California with UFC on Fox 22. In the card’s main event, 22-year-old strawweight prospect Paige VanZant had the opportunity to score a huge win in front of her adopted hometown as she took on former Invicta atomweight champion Michelle Waterson. Regrettably for VanZant and her fans in...

Dec 18, 2016 9:02 am

Despite loss, Paige VanZant assures she’s “gonna have the belt one day.”

Last night, in the main event of UFC on Fox 22, strawweight prospect Paige VanZant had her rise halted by a first-round submission loss to former Invicta atomweight champ Michelle Waterson. Shortly after this lopsided loss, the fan favorite spoke with the media about the fight. “I got caught,” VanZant said of her submission loss...

Dec 17, 2016 11:44 pm

MMA community reacts to Michelle Waterson’s submission of Paige VanZant

Saturday night in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Sacramento’ women’s strawweight prospects Paige VanZant and Michelle Waterson stepped into the Octagon for a highly anticipated showdown which likely would see the winner catapulted into the top 5 of the women’s strawweight division. While VanZant came out of the gate looking extremely quick, Waterson...

Dec 13, 2016 5:58 am

VIDEO | Paige VanZant says she would be willing to fight Ronda Rousey

The next two UFC cards will be headlined by two of the biggest names in women’s MMA. The first, which will go down this Saturday and air on Fox, will see strawweight superstar Paige VanZant take on a stark test in “The Karate Hottie” Michelle Waterson. The second, which will occur the following weekend and...

Oct 12, 2016 5:33 pm

Fan Favorite Strawweight Paige VanZant will headline UFC Sacramento

Good news, fight fans! Fan favorite strawweight “12 Gauge” Paige VanZant (7-2) is poised for a return to action. The 22-year-old will be taking on former Invicta atomweight champ Michelle Waterson (13-4) in the main event of UFC on Fox 22. The card will emanate from Sacramento, California on December 17. VanZant announced this matchup on...

Sep 25, 2016 5:38 pm

VIDEO | Watch Paige VanZant get ripped in half by Criss Angel

UFC strawweight Paige VanZant is quickly becoming one of the promotions most recognizable stars. The 22-year-old has gone 4-1 while fighting under the UFC banner, most recently scoring a highlight reel knockout (flying switch kick) victory over Bec Rawlings at UFC on FOX 21 last month in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Her incredible victory over...

Sep 6, 2016 6:51 am

Bec Rawlings: “The Ref did me Dirty” in VanZant Fight

In late August, the UFC returned to beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada with UFC on Fox 21. On that event’s main card, fan favorite strawweight Paige VanZant returned to the cage after a stint on Dancing with the Stars to remove the batteries from Bec Rawlings with a second-round head-kick. Needless to say, it was a great...

Aug 31, 2016 9:37 pm

VIDEO | Paige VanZant reading Ronda Rousey’s book despite altercation

Earlier this year, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate made an appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience where she opened up on an altercation that occurred between Ronda Rousey and Paige VanZant. According to Tate, VanZant was looking for Rousey to take a picture together. When Rousey found VanZant however, she proceeded to create...