Earlier this year, UFC flyweight Paige VanZant grabbed the attention of many as she released several photos and short video clips of her time posing for Sports Illustrated’s annual Swimsuit Issue.
The shoot took place in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico where VanZant became the second fighter in UFC history to appear in the magazine. She joined the likes of former UFC bantamweight champion turned professional wrestler, Ronda Rousey. You can see those photos here.
“Being in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue is the pinnacle of my modeling career thus far,” VanZant told Sports Illustrated.
In 2017, VanZant appeared on “Dancing with the Stars” and was the show’s runner-up. Later that year, she appeared on a celebrity edition of “Chopped” on The Food Network. She also wrote a book that was released 11 months ago detailing her rise to stardom and being bullied in her youth.
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VanZant currently does not have her next fight booked. She is coming off a second round armbar submission victory over Rachael Ostovich in January. “12 Gauge” has won two of her last five fights, dropping bouts to Michelle Waterson, Jessica-Rose Clark, and current champion Rose Namajunas. She also recorded a win over Bec Rawlings in August 2016.