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 ”
According to Vanderfords Instagram profile, he is a 2-0 professional MMA fighter and a 2x NAIA All-American and National Champion. Vanderford is also affiliated with Gracie Barra Portland.
Paige VanZant holds a 7-3 professional mixed martial arts record and is coming off a UFC on FOX 22 loss to Michelle Waterson, which took place back in December. VanZant is also known for her dancing talents as she was a finalist on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” television series competition.
Despite recently suffering a nasty injury to her foot, VanZant has been posting videos of her training along with Vanderford.
Paige VanZant was reportedly being targeted for a UFC 216 return in October, making a change to go from the women’s 115-pound strawweight division up to the newly created 125-pound UFC flyweight division. VanZant was being targeted to make her strawweight debut against Jessica Eye. The UFC has yet to make an official announcement regarding the targeted bout.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 8/22/2017.