Paige VanZant

Paige VanZant
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VanZant in 2018
BornPaige Michelle Sletten[1][2]
(1994-03-26) March 26, 1994 (age 27)
Dundee, Oregon, U.S.
Other names12 Gauge
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 4 in (163 cm)[3]
Weight125[4] lb (57 kg; 8 st 13 lb)
DivisionStrawweight (2012–2017)
Flyweight (2017–present)
Reach65[5] in (165 cm)
Fighting out ofCoconut Creek, Florida
TeamTeam Alpha Male (2013–2017)[6]
Team Quest (2017–2019)[7]
American Top Team Portland (2017–2020)[8]
American Top Team Miami (2020–present)[9]
TrainerPedro Diaz (boxing)[10]
RankPurple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Fabiano Scherner[11]
Years active2012–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total13
Wins8
By knockout2
By submission3
By decision3
Losses5
By submission3
By decision2
Amateur record
Total1
Wins1
By submission1
Other information
Spouse
Austin Vanderford
(m. 2018)
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Paige Michelle VanZant (née Sletten; born March 26, 1994),[12] is an American mixed martial artist, boxer, author, and model.[13][14] VanZant was signed to the flyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. In August 2020, VanZant signed a contract to fight exclusively in the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. Outside of mixed martial arts, she has appeared in the television series Dancing with the Stars and Chopped.

  1. ^ "UFC fighter Paige VanZant says MMA saved her from suicide after sexual assault, bullying". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2018-04-11.
  2. ^ Bieler, Des (2018-04-10). "UFC's Paige VanZant opens up about being raped and bullied in high school". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2018-04-11.
  3. ^ "Fight Card - UFC 191 Johnson vs. Dodson 2". UFC.com. Retrieved September 6, 2015.
  4. ^ "Paige VanZant". ufc.com. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
  5. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Machida vs. Rockhold". UFC.com. Retrieved April 19, 2015.
  6. ^ "20-Year-Old Paige VanZant In Shock Over UFC Debut Win and Fight of the Night Bonus". sports.yahoo.com. Yahoo. November 23, 2014. Retrieved November 23, 2014.
  7. ^ John King (March 8, 2017). "Report: Paige VanZant has left Team Alpha Male, now training in Portland". Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  8. ^ "Gracie Barra Portland's Paige VanZant Makes Her Return To The Octagon At UFC Fight Night 124 This Sunday". nbcsports.com. January 10, 2018.
  9. ^ Ariel Helwani (August 12, 2020). "Former UFC fighter Paige VanZant joins Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship". ESPN.
  10. ^ Farah Hannoun (July 23, 2021). "Paige VanZant: Unlike Rachael Ostovich, 'I know exactly what it's gonna feel like fight night'". MMAjunkie.com.
  11. ^ Averi Clements (December 18, 2019). "Paige VanZant Earns BJJ Purple Belt". Jiu-Jitsu Times.
  12. ^ "MIXED MARTIAL ARTS SHOW RESULTS : December 10, 2015 LOCATION: Cosmopolitan Resort, Las Vegas" (PDF). Boxing.nv.gov. Retrieved 2016-03-07.
  13. ^ Silvers, Adam (December 1, 2015). "This Stunning 21-Year-Old Gave Up Modeling To Be A UFC Fighter". elitedaily.com. Retrieved September 10, 2017.
  14. ^ "Meet the 21-Year-Old Who Quit Modeling to Become a UFC Fighter". nextshark.com. December 3, 2015. Retrieved September 10, 2017.

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