UFC’s New Female – 19 Year-Old Paige Van Zant Lists Rousey As Her MMA Idol

February 26, 2014 9:30 am by BJPENN.COM News

“As of right now there is no reason for me to move into any other weight class. I am most comfortable at Strawweight. I have a long future in this sport so a lot could change later on… Ronda [Rousey] has paved the path of women’s MMA by showing how tough and talented women are. She is one of my idols and I hope to make the impact that she has made on this sport.”

Team Alpha Male’s latest UFC import comes in the form of 19-year old Strawweight fighter, Paige Van Zant. In a recent interview with MMAMAnia.com she credits UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey as one of her idols.

Paige will compete in the upcoming Ultimate Fighter season 20 with coaches Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez.

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