She’s been in the UFC for less than two years, yet Paige VanZant has already become one of the biggest names in the female division of the sport. And it’s not just because of her fighting abilities. With her blonde hair, fit physique, and adorable smile, VanZant is considered by many to be the most attractive woman in all of professional mixed martial arts.
Before discovering former UFC fighter Ken Shamrock’s gym in Nevada in 2009, VanZant was a dancer, a model, and an actress (her biggest acting role was a commercial that she did for Bissell steam mops, which can be found on YouTube). She is a self-professed tomboy, saying that she grew up hunting and fishing, but it’s clear from her modelling photos that she’s not your average tomboy.
But make no mistake; despite being attractive and feminine, she is a skilled fighter, with a solid ground-and-pound game and an ability to end fights with her fists. At the age of 18, she won her first professional fight by way of split decision. She made her UFC debut with a decisive TKO win over Kailin Curran and would go on to win her next two fights. She was dealt her first loss in December at the hands of Rose Namajunas, the current #3 ranked fighter in the Strawweight division, but she showed a lot of heart by taking the fight into the fifth round despite being badly bloodied. VanZant is currently taking a break from the octagon to compete on Dancing with the Stars, where she is putting her former dancing training to good use.
Here’s the list of the top 14 hottest pictures of Paige VanZant, in no particular order, because let’s face it, every picture of Paige is a hot picture.
Before venturing into the world of mixed martial arts, the gorgeous Paige VanZant spent some time as a model, and it’s easy to see why. In this picture, wearing nothing more than (suggestively unbuttoned) blue jeans and a red bra. VanZant looks more suited for the runway at a Victoria’s Secret show than the octagon.
13 Bikini Selfie
12 More Than Just a Pretty Face
11 Dancing with the Stars
Paige is currently competing on season 22 of the ABC show Dancing with the Stars and she’s doing quite well, as her and her partner are tied for the second most total points. It should come as no surprise, as, on top of being a tomboy growing up, she also did ballet, jazz, and hip hop dancing, and her parents even owned a dance studio. If fighting doesn’t work out, she could always have a second career as a professional dancer.
10 Bikini Model
9 9. "It" Girl
After making a name for herself both in and out of the octagon, Paige landed several big brand sponsorship deals, including Nike, Columbia Sportswear, and Reebok. Here she is posing in a sports bra and shorts from Reebok, looking athletic and hot at the same time.
8 Those Legs
7 Bikini Babe
Modelling a pair of bikinis in front of the mirror, Paige looks like you’re dream girl next door. Judging by her Instagram, which is an absolute must for VanZant fans (Vans? Or better yet, VanZ?), Paige is just as comfortable in a bikini, rolling around in the sand, as she is in a pair of shorts and a sports bra, rolling around with a bloody opponent in the octagon. She’s a rare breed, that’s for sure.
It’s clear from this picture that Paige did some serious training for her UFC Fight Night bout against Kailin Curran (4-2). You can tell by the smile on her face that she was confident going into the match, and for good reason, as she’d go on to win in a decisive manner, forcing a stoppage in the third round due to an onslaught of punches.
5 UFC Fighter Portrait
4 Those Abs
3 Legally Blonde
Doing her best impression of Elle Woods from Legally Blonde, Paige dressed up in a sexy pink bunny costume, complete with a fuzzy tail and big ears, for Halloween. If there was a costume contest, we’re assuming she won.
2 Superhuman Recovery
1 Less is More
In this photo, again taken during her modelling days, it seems as though Paige accidentally put on a shirt that was a few sizes too small… but you won’t hear us complaining. Paige can wear just about anything and still look absolutely gorgeous, but, as a general rule of thumb for beautiful women, less is more.
UFC has really come a long way since its inaugural event in 1993. Talented female fighters like Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate, and, of course, Paige VanZant, have helped to bring a touch of beauty and grace to an otherwise barbaric sport. Seriously, could you imagine Randy Couture, Chuck Liddell, or, God forbid, Tank Abbott, posing for photos like this?
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