Paige VanZant makes UFC return in August vs. Bec Rawlings

Fresh off of her successful run to the finals on “Dancing With The Stars,” UFC strawweight contender Paige VanZant is set to make her return to the Octagon on Aug. 27 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at UFC on FOX 21.

VanZant, who dropped her last fight to Rose Namajunas in December of last year, will be looking to get back in the win column. Her opponent, Bec Rawlings, enters the bout on a two-fight winning streak.

VanZant announced the news on Thursday morning’s SportsCenter and the UFC confirmed shortly after.

VanZant is currently the No. 10-ranked strawweight in the UFC, while Rawlings sits outside the top 15.

The event — which takes place at Rogers Arena — also features the featherweight debut of former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, who will be taking on Brazilian Charles Oliveira.

Tickets for the event go on sale on July 15.

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