Paige VanZant’s next fight announced for December


Paige VanZant’s return to the Octagon is set.

Late Wednesday night, UFC president Dana White announced on FOX Sports 1 that VanZant will return to the cage against “The Karate Hottie” Michelle Waterson at UFC on FOX 22 in Sacramento, where VanZant spends some of her time training as part of Team Alpha Male.

VanZant vs. Waterson will serve as the night’s main event.

The only other bout announced for the event at this time is Mickey Gall vs. Sage Northcutt, an exciting lightweight bout between two of the sport’s rising prospects and stars of “Dana White: Looking For A Fight” on UFC Fight Pass.

VanZant (7-2) is coming off of an impressive knockout win over Bec Rawlings at the promotion’s last UFC on FOX event. Waterson (13-4), a former Invicta FC champion, returns after a 17-month layoff due to injuries and bout cancellations.

UFC on FOX 22 takes place Dec. 17 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif. Additional bouts should be announced in the coming weeks.

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