Paige VanZant Biography

(MMA, Model)

Relationship Facts of Paige VanZant

  • Paige VanZant is married to Austin Vanderford.
  • She does not have any kids as of now.
  • Paige VanZant is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • Her sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Paige VanZant?

Paige VanZant is a married woman. She married Austin Vanderford. Austin is also a professional MMA fighter. He is a two-time NAIA All-American and national champion wrestler.

They began dating the previous year in 2017. Austin proposed her in January 2018. Paige shared her marriage pictures. She wore a white gown and veil. Austin was in a white shirt and dark pants. They walked down the aisle in a beachside. There were many guests at their wedding.

Who is Paige VanZant?

Paige VanZant is an American mixed martial artist, model, and author. She is known for signing to the flyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Similarly, Paige is #15 in the UFC women’s flyweight rankings as of 20th January 2020.

Paige VanZant- Early Life, Family

Paige VanZant was born as Paige Michelle Sletten on 26th March 1994 in Dundee, Oregon, US. She was raised in Dayton, Oregon. She is the daughter of Steve VanZant and Rachel VanZant.

Paige has a brother Steven Sletten. Her brother is a convicted child molester. He was jailed for an attempted sex attack on a 13-year-old boy.

Likewise, her parents owned a dance studio. She grew up dancing ballet, jazz, and hip hop for over 13 years. When she was in her teen, she appeared in a mop commercial for Bissell.

Paige was considered a tomboy while growing up. She used to ride dirt bikes and go fishing.

Education

Paige attended Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) in Reno, Nevada. She attended high school in Oregon.

Paige VanZant- Professional career

MMA

  • When she was 18 years old, she won an amateur fight and made her professional MMA debut on 30th June 2012.
  • On 22nd September 2012, she fought with Amber Stautzenberger and won.
  • In December 2013, she was announced one of 11 women signed by the UFC.
  • Her popularity increased when she defeated Kailin Curran.
  • Paige ended her run in the strawweight division ranked at No. 12.
  • On 14th March 2020, she is scheduled to face Amanda Ribas.

Media appearances

  • On 8th March 2016, she competed in the 22nd season of Dancing with the Stars with partner Mark Ballas.
  • On 3rd March 2018, she was announced as one of 16 celebrities taking part in a celebrity cooking competition Chopped.

Book

Paige released her biography Rise: Surviving the Fight of My Life on 10th April 2018.

The book is about her rise to fame, UFC battles, personal battles, and appearances on Dancing with the Stars.

Championships and accomplishments

– Ultimate Fighting Championship

  • 1 time- Fight of the Night
  • 1 time- Performance of the Night

– MMAjunkie.com

  • 2019: January Submission of the Month

Paige VanZant- Net worth

The estimated net worth of Paige is around $1 million. Her total career earnings are $474,500.

She has modeled for Columbia Sportswear and Nike. She signed a sponsorship deal with Reebok in 2015.

Rumors and Controversy

When she was in high school, she was bullied by a group of girls. They started some bad rumors about her which circulated in her school.

She was raped by multiple male classmates at a party. She changed her surname due to persistent bullying.

Body Measurement

Paige has blonde hair and grey eyes. She is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs around 57 kg.

Around May 2018, Paige confirmed her breast augmentation.

Social Media

Paige has around 336.2k followers on Twitter. She joined Twitter in April 2010. Similarly, she has around 1 million followers on Facebook and 2.8 million followers on Instagram.

On Instagram, she is following personalities like Malki Kawa, Leigh Steinberg, Kalen Allen, Wanya Morris, Tyron Woodley, and others.

 

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