UFC strawweight Paige VanZant will be the third UFC fighter to appear on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” The 21-year-old will team up with Mark Ballas on season 22 of the popular television series.
UFC Hall of Famers Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture were contestants on previous seasons of the dancing competition.
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VanZant is ranked seventh in the women’s 115-pound division. She made her promotional debut in November 2014.
She was originally supposed to appear on The Ultimate Fighter 20, but didn’t meet the minimum age requirement. She was 20 at the time.
“12 Gauge” won her first three octagon appearances, but suffered her first UFC loss in her last outing to Rose Namajunas.
The news season of “Dancing with the Stars” premieres on ABC on March 21.
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