Paige VanZant

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  • Birth Name: Paige Michelle VanZant
  • Birth Place: Dayton, Oregon, United States
  • Profession: MMA fighter
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Fast Facts

  • Appeared in a mop commercial for Bissell as a child. 
  • Began her mixed martial arts training at Lion's Den, a gym founded by former UFC fighter Ken Shamrock, in Reno, Nevada.
  • Earned a victory in her first amateur fight in April 2012. 
  • Posted a 3-1 record as a professional fighter in Invicta FC.
  • Was invited to participate in season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter, but was ineligible to participate because she was under 21 years of age.
  • Won her first professional UFC fight in November 2014, in the Women's Strawweight Division, earning a technical knockout of Kailin Curran at the event UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson.
  • Earned a blue belt in the discipline of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
  • Appeared on season 22 of Dancing With the Stars, partnered with Mark Ballas.

Relationships

  • Steve VanZant — Father
  • Rachel VanZant — Mother

College

  • Attended Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, Nevada, United States

Details

  • Birth Name: Paige Michelle VanZant
  • Birth Place: Dayton, Oregon, United States
  • Profession: MMA fighter