On Saturday night, Paige VanZant returns to the Octagon in her adopted hometown of Sacramento, where she trains at Team Alpha Male. VanZant is headlining the event, UFC on FOX 22, against fellow strawweight contender Michelle Waterson.
It will mark VanZant’s second appearance in the UFC since she was runner-up during a stint on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars.
After taking some time off, “12 Gauge” successfully returned to the cage in August with a picture perfect, acrobatic head kick knockout over Bec Rawlings.
VanZant (7-2) enters the bout as the No. 7-ranked strawweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, while Waterson (13-4) sits at No. 11.
Both women are looking to get a winning streak started as they continue their climb up the 115-pound division ladder with hopes of securing a title shot in the near future.
The UFC on FOX 22 main card kicks off Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET, with prelims beforehand on FOX Sports 1.
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