Paige VanZant’s return to the Octagon is targeted for early 2018.
According to a report from Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com, the UFC is looking to book a women’s flyweight bout between VanZant and Jessica-Rose Clark at UFC St. Louis in January.
VanZant (7-3) is set to make her flyweight debut after being choked unconscious by Michelle Waterson at UFC on FOX 22 in December of last year.
Clark (8-4, 1 NC), meanwhile, successfully made her UFC debut last weekend against Bec Rawlings at UFC Fight Night 121. The Australia native is currently on a two-fight winning streak, with two wins via split decision.
She will now look to continue building off of that success.
UFC St. Louis, officially dubbed UFC Fight Night 124, is set for Jan. 14 at the Scottrade Center.