Paige Vanzant is an American professional mixed martial artist and model. She currently competes in the Strawweight division of the UFC.
Vanzant began her career as a model, before beginning her transition into mixed martial arts in 2012. She made her professional MMA debut in 2013 and quickly rose to prominence within the sport. She has since fought some of the biggest names in MMA, including Rose Namajunas and Michelle Waterson.
Vanzant is widely considered to be one of the most popular fighters in the UFC, due to her success inside the Octagon and her good looks outside of it. She has appeared on Dancing with the Stars and has been featured in magazines such as Sports Illustrated and Maxim.
Vanzant is currently ranked #9 in the UFC Strawweight division and will look to move up the ranks with a win in her next fight.
Paige Vanzant Family and Relationships
Paige Vanzant is also a former competitive dancer, and has appeared on the television show Dancing with the Stars.
Vanzant was born in Dayton, Oregon, and raised on a ranch in Yacolt, Washington. Her father, Steven, is a veteran of the United States Army, and her mother, Rachel, is a school teacher. She has two older sisters, Felicia and Nicole.
Vanzant began dancing at the age of three, and competed in both hip hop and ballet competitions throughout her childhood. At the age of 14, she was diagnosed with an eating disorder and began to see a therapist. She has said that her experience with the disorder led her to become interested in mixed martial arts, as it was a way to “gain control over my body.”
Vanzant started training in MMA at the age of 18, and made her professional debut in 2012. She has since competed in both the UFC and Invicta FC, and is currently ranked as the #12 strawweight in the world by the UFC.
In addition to her fighting career, Vanzant has also modeled for ESPN The Magazine and Maxim, and appeared on Dancing with the Stars. She is currently married to Austin Vanderford, a professional MMA fighter.
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Paige Vanzant UFC Career
Paige VanZant is an American professional mixed martial artist and model, who was signed to the UFC in December 2013, and fought in the strawweight division.
VanZant is currently ranked as the number eight women’s strawweight fighter in the world by the UFC, and has been praised for her looks, charisma and fighting style.
VanZant’s professional MMA career began in 2012, when she was just 20 years old. She won her first three fights before signing with the UFC in December 2013.
VanZant made her UFC debut at UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Siver in January 2015, where she defeated Kailin Curran by TKO in the second round.
Since then, VanZant has gone on to fight six more times in the UFC, with a record of 4-2. She has notable wins over Felice Herrig, Alex Chambers and Bec Rawlings, and her only losses have come against Rose Namajunas and Michelle Waterson.
Paige Vanzant Net Worth – $3 Million USD
As of 2022, Paige Vanzant’s estimated net worth is estimated to be $3 million.
Paige Vanzant Wiki
Born: March 26, 1994 (age 28 years), Dundee, OR
Spouse: Austin Vanderford (m. 2018)
Height: 5′ 4″
Siblings: Steven Sletten
Martial art: Mixed martial arts
Education: Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC)