Who is Paige VanZant? She is an American mixed martial artist who previously fought in Invicta FC and is currently a flyweight division fighter in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Paige Michelle VanZant was born on 26th March 1994, in Dundee, Oregon, and was brought up in Dayton, Oregon. She learned ballet, jazz, and hip hop dancing for over 13 years in the dance studio owned by her parents.
She has been fighting professionally ever since she won her first amateur fight at the age of just 18. At 19, she was signed by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and fought in the strawweight division for four years before moving to flyweight division recently. A tomboy with a fighting spirit, she overcame bullying during her teenage years and went on to train in mixed martial arts, earning a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. She is known for her aggressive grappling attacks and for finishing the fight with strikes. She keeps constant pressure on her opponent and often uses ground-and-pound, dirty boxing, and a wide variety of clinch striking. She has modeled for Nike, Reebok, and Columbia Sportswear.