UFC strawweight fighter Paige VanZant will be away from her typical MMA-training, as she has been cast on the upcoming 22nd season of “Dancing with the Stars.”
The season debuts on ABC March 21, as VanZant becomes the third MMA fighter to compete on the series, joining former contestants Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture. The series runs through May, but VanZant could be cut before that time if she fails to advance.
— UFC (@ufc) March 9, 2016
VanZant will be competing against the likes of NFL players Von Miller and Antonio Brown, former NFL star Doug Flutie, Mischa Barton, Nyle DiMarco, Kim Fields, Marla Maples, Wanya Morris, Geraldo Rivera, Jodie Sweetin and Ginger Zee.
— Paige VanZant (@PaigeVanzantUFC) March 8, 2016