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UFC's Paige VanZant trying to prove she's more than just a pretty face

UFC's Paige VanZant trying to prove she's more than just a pretty face

Saturday night will be just the third time in the Ultimate Fighting Championship octagon for women’s straw-weight fighter Paige VanZant. Judging by the obvious marketing push behind her, it will be far from her last. While the discussion of women’s mixed martial arts begins and usually ends with unbeaten bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, the personable VanZant, 21, is working to climb her way up the rankings while also capitalizing on the appeal of her photogenic qualities. “She has great personality. People and sponsors love her,” UFC President Dana White said of VanZant. VanZant (5-1 overall, 2-0 in the UFC) was given one of the exclusive Reebok deals...

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