When you talk about women UFC fighters the names that comes to your mind is Rounda Rousey who is currently the WWE Women’s Champion. With a record of 12 wins, 2 loses she has been one of the best women’s fighters inside the octogen.
A new star has emerged in the UFC and fans are quite excited to know about her. Meet Paige VanZant this gorgeous fighter is currently trying to make it big in the UFC circuit.
The UFC bombshell recently met WWE’s Stephanie McMahon and says sees herself changing the octagon for the wrestling ring one day
Here’s some interesting fact about the 24-year-old upcoming star.
VanZant’s comes from a wrestling background as her dad was a wrestler in his high school days. Being a huge fan of MMA her father encouraged her to join Ken Shamrock’s gym and try a class with him. She instantly fell in love with the sport and started competing at the amateur level age 18.
She got her nickname’12 Gauge’from facebook post where she asked people to think of a name for her before her first pro fight. In an interview to MMA.com, she said When I started fighting, initially I didn’t know I was going to make it a career and then after I had my first pro fight, I was talking to my dad and I said, “We really need to think of a fight name.” I posted on Facebook and asked people to think of my name. When I read the list to my dad and he heard ‘12 Gauge,’ he just knew that was the one that fit me the best.
Being in a sport like UFC a fighter has to be at top of his fitness and diet and VanZant to follows a strict diet and fitness routine to keep herself in the best shape building up to fight.
I went to CrossFit, two days a week worked with a personal trainer and I’d get my conditioning out of the way. In the afternoon I would be in pro practice, where I’d work on sparring, technique work, everything that has to do with MMA, then at night I’d go to 24 Hour Fitness to work out on the treadmill or stair stepper, then sit in the sauna to cut weight.
I give myself two weeks to cut weight, only treadmill and stair stepper and 45 minutes to an hour depending on how much I need to sweat. Usually, I lose 15 to 17 pounds in two weeks. It’s important to getting the water going in and out. I worked with a nutritionist in the past and I pretty much have the weight cut down, so I can do that by myself.
She recently got engaged to MMA fighter Austin Vanderford