That’s our girl! Fresh from her amazing turn on DWTS, Paige VanZant, 22, returned to the UFC and literally delivered a knockout performance. See her brutal roundhouse kick knockout right here!
She may have finished as runner-up on the hit ABC dance show, but there was nothing second rate about her performance on Aug. 27. Just ask her opponent, Bec Rawlings who took an absolute beating from Paige, who was victorious in Vancouver, Canada.
From the offset, Paige barely looked in trouble as she danced around the Octagon, putting her fancy footwork to the test. She definitely seems lighter on her feet after her DWTS performance. The first round was quite relaxed, but it all lit up in the second as Paige came out aggressively.
The telling blow came when Paige stunned Bec with a switch-kick, that floored her rival. And as soon as Bec landed on the mat, Paige jumped on top of her opponent and began to work on her head until the referee came in to stop affairs. It was an epic knockout!
It was also an incredible payday for Paige too, who earned a $50k bonus from the UFC for her performance. After the fight, she confessed that this was her hardest ever training camp, and she even considered pulling out of the fight. But now she’s looking forward to her next bout.
“I want to get on the December card in Sacramento,” she vowed. There is talk of her facing Rose Namajunas, which would be another epic fight for Paige. The pair fought last December, and Rose inflicted Paige’s first defeat in the UFC. It’s clear that Paige can smell revenge in the air!
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