Paige VanZant is 2-0 in the UFC. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Rising women’s MMA fighter Paige VanZant reportedly will next climb into the Octagon at the end of summer in one of the featured bouts of UFC 191.
The popular 21-year old officially confirmed on her Twitter page that she is slated to fight Alex Chambers on Sept. 5 in Las Vegas. News of her battle was originally reported by MMASucka.com, though UFC officials have yet to officially announce the bout.
VanZant burst into the UFC with a third-round TKO of Kailin Curran last November after not being allowed onto the cast of “The Ultimate Fighter” due to being only 20 at the time. “12-Gauge” entered the UFC’s strawweight top 10 with an impressive, dominant decision win over Felice Herrig in April.
According to reports, VanZant, who lived in Sparks, Nev. for many years, asked the UFC to have her next fight on the UFC 191 card because of her roots to the Silver State. Already 2-0 in the world’s largest MMA organization, VanZant will look to increase her overall winning streak four when she locks horns with Chambers.
Chambers will be looking for her second straight victory. The Aussie last fought in March, submitting Curran via third-round armbar after dropping her UFC debut to Aisling Daly in December. “Astro Girl” enters the bout having won three of her last four fights overall.