Paige VanZant is a mixed martial artist, bare knuckle boxer, professional wrestler, and social media personality. She has made appearances on shows like Dancing with the Stars and Chopped and is well known as a former female UFC star. Get all of the latest Paige VanZant news here!
Paige is from Dundee, Oregon. She reports being frequently bullied in high school and actually legally changed her last name from Sletten to VanZant. Becoming a martial artist gave her the confidence to know that she could always defend herself if she needed to.
In December of 2013, VanZant was announced as being one of the 11 women signed by the Ultimate Fighting Championship for its Strawweight division. She made her UFC debut by defeating Kailin Curran by TKO in the third round.
She has had many injuries, including herniated disks in her back and broken right arm that kept her out of competition for over a year. She re-fractured her right arm in 2020 and required surgery.
In August of 2020, Paige signed a four-bout contract with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship that is reportedly worth over $1 million. Paige VanZant’s husband is Austin Vanderford, another professional MMA fighter. She recently started an OnlyFans account, which made many of her fans very happy.