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Paige VanZant

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Paige "12 Gauge" VanZant is the youngest and one of the most popular fighters in the UFC. With a record of 6-2-0, she is one of the most exciting fighters in the UFC, and is currently a top ranked contender in the women's straw-weight division. Paige grew up dancing in Dayton, Oregon where her parents owned a dance studio. After some very difficult instances in which she was badly bullied in school, she came across MMA legend Ken Shamrock's gym where she trained in both boxing and MMA. Paige turned pro on June 30th, 2012 and signed with UFC in December 2012 where she's quickly become one of their rising stars. On 12/10/2015, Paige became the first female straw weight to headline a UFC event. Paige is also one of a select group of UFC stars to have an endorsement deal as a Reebok athlete alongside Ronda Rousey, Holly Holm, Conor McGregor and Jon Jones.

Paige is partnered with Pro Mark Ballas.

DANCING WITH THE STARS SEASON 22 CAST: Mischa Barton | Antonio Brown | Kim Fields | Doug Flutie | Marla Maples | Nyle DiMarco | Von Miller | Wanya Morris | Geraldo Rivera | Jodie Sweetin | Paige VanZant | Ginger Zee

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