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Paige VanZant

Paige VanZant Awakening Profile

Paige found martial arts after training in gymnastics and dance. Dance is still a huge part of her life.

Previously signed with Invicta Fighting Championships, Paige was part of the first group of athletes to be signed to the UFC’s Strawweight division, in December of 2013. Unable to compete on The Ultimate Fighter season 20 due to being underage, she made her UFC debut in November of 2014.

18 Dec 2016 | Discover Paige VanZant’s full martial arts history here, we’ve done the research so you don’t have to. ▷ Female fight enthusiasts only!

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About Rew Mitchell

President and founder of Awakening. Rew does whatever possible to support female martial artists in gaining recognition.An avid fan of Martial Arts, with a training history that began at an early age in Judo. Practicing this art was fairly short lived and only lasted two years due to family financial difficulties. It wasn't until age fifteen when training restarted with Kickboxing, and shortly after Kung-Fu. Rew finally settled on Wu Shu Kwan (Chinese Boxing), and for a couple of years trained between four and eight hours a day and took part in several displays, but only competed in a couple of exhibition fights.If time ever becomes available again, Rew longs to start training in Muay Thai.
MARTIAL ARTS
DISCIPLINERANKSTATUS
1ST DISCIPLINEMMAProfessional-
2ND DISCIPLINEBrazilian Jiu-JitsuBlue Belt-
3RD DISCIPLINE
4TH DISCIPLINE
5TH DISCIPLINE
6TH DISCIPLINE
MISC INFO

Paige found martial arts after training in gymnastics and dance. Dance is still a huge part of her life.

Previously signed with Invicta Fighting Championships, Paige was part of the first group of athletes to be signed to the UFC‘s Strawweight division, in December of 2013. Unable to compete on The Ultimate Fighter season 20 due to being underage, she made her UFC debut in November of 2014.

PERSONAL LIFE

Paige has worked as a Dance Instructor at Dance City in Reno, Nevada.  She is also an actress and model represented by Miramar Talent.

Paige is studying Business in University.

PERSONAL
First NamePaige
Last NameVanZant
Nickname/s12 Gauge
Birth NamePaige VanZant
Age22 
Date of BirthMarch 26, 1994
NationalityAmerican
BornNewberg, Oregon, United States
ResidenceReno, Nevada, United States
StatusActive
Weight classStrawweight
Weight range115 - 125lbs / 52 - 57kg
Preferred115lbs / 52kg
Height5ft 4in / 162cm
Reach65in
AWAKENING RATING
Awakening Rating
494
UNDERSTANDING THE AWAKENING RATING

The Awakening rating is essentially letting you know how inspirational an athlete is. The idea is to highlight the athletes careers so their achievements are not forgotten. Unfortunately we can only calculate based on the information we have in our database. When we uncover, or are supplied with new information the score will be recalculated.

The rating system is very complex and allows for all the nuances within the multiple disciplines. Some disciplines don’t have grading systems, others don;t have a W-L-D record. These kinds of differences have been accounted for. The most essential thing is the overall contribution to the female martial arts scene.

Awakening rating system explained

Paige tells Awakening, “I believe that fate brought me to MMA. I moved from small town where my parents owned a dance studio. I grew up dancing and when I moved to a scary town like Reno I was nervous and bored. My dad had been a fan of Ken Shamrock and found out that his gym was in Reno. So he asked me to try a class for fun and I ended up falling in love with fighting. It was my escape from the rest of my crazy life.”

  WIN-LOSS-DRAW (-NO CONTEST)  
FIGHT RECORD
MMA7-3-0
MMA (Amateur)1-0-0
STATISTICS

MMA 2 TKOs
2 Submissions
MMA (Amateur)1 Submission

TITLES
AWARDS

2014 – 2nd Most Viewed Awakening Profile November Awards
2012 – Texas Female Professional Fight of the Year (Opponent Amber Stautzenberger)

MEDIA

TV
Nike 3D Video (2012)

Other Media
Paige has been a successful sport and lifestyle model from the age of 11.

SOCIAL
TEAM
Trainers / Instructors / Coaches

Gym / Affiliations

Team Alpha Male

SPONSORS
† = Title Fight
LMichelle WatersonRear-Naked ChokeMMA12/17/16UFC on FOX 22: VanZant vs Waterson, Sacramento, California, United States
3:21R1 / 5×5ProStrawweight • 115 lbs • Main Event • Weigh-In 116.0 lbs (52.6 kgs)
WBec RawlingsTKO (Head Kick & Punches) MMA08/27/16UFC on FOX 21, Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
0:17R2 / 3×5ProStrawweight (115lbs) • Main Card • Weigh-In: 115.5 lbs (52.4 kgs)
LRose NamajunasRear-Naked ChokeMMA12/10/15UFC Fight Night 80: Namajunas vs VanZant, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
2:25R5 / 3×5ProStrawweight (115lbs) • Main Event • Weigh-In 115.5lbs (52.4kg)
WAlex ChambersArmbarMMA09/05/15UFC 191: Johnson vs Dodson II, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
1:01R3 / 3×5ProStrawweight (115lbs) • Main Card • Weigh-In 116llbs (52.6kg)
WFelice HerrigUnanimous DecisionMMA04/18/15UFC on FOX 15: Machida vs Rockhold, Newark, New Jersey, United States
5:00R3 / 3×5ProStrawweight (115lbs) • Main Card • Weigh-In 115llbs (52.2kg)
WKailin CurranTKO (Punches)MMA11/22/14UFC Fight Night 57: Edgar vs Swanson, Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas, United States
2:54R3 / 3×5ProStrawweight (115lbs) • Preliminary Card • Weigh-In 114.6llbs (52kg)
WCourtney HimesRear-Naked ChokeMMA04/06/13YTBCP 15: Cage Wars 15, Colorado Mesa Uni, Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
2:21R1 / 3×3ProMain Card
LTecia TorresUnanimous DecisionMMA01/05/13Invicta FC 4: Esparza vs Hyatt, Memorial Hall, Kansas City, Kansas, United States
5:00R3 / 3×5ProStrawweight (115lbs) • Preliminary Card
WAmber StautzenbergerUnanimous DecisionMMA09/22/12YTPremier Fight Series 2, Ft Worth Convention Center, Ft Worth, Texas, United States
3:00R3 / 3×3ProMain Card
WJordan Nicole GazaSplit DecisionMMA06/30/12UWF 4: Tournament of Warriors – Finale, Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
3:00R3 / 3×3ProStrawweight (115lbs) • Main Card
WMorgan HunterRear-Naked ChokeMMA04/13/12YTURC 32P: Ultimate Reno Combat 32, Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, Nevada, United States
0:50R1 / 3×3Amateur……………………………………………………………………………………..
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