ByRyan Matsunaga, writer at
MMA fan, BJJ enthusiast, and Executive Publisher at Creators Media.
Ryan Matsunaga

Top 10 ranked UFC fighter Paige VanZant continues to kill during her run on Dancing With The Stars.

Last night, she performed a routine inspired by Austin Powers, getting groovy to the movie's iconic theme song.

Her performance racked up an impressive score of 28 out of 30, including her first "10" of the show.

Despite this, she and her partner still found themselves up for elimination this week. Luckily, she made it through, and will compete next week with a new routine.

Paige VanZant discovered a love of both dancing and martial arts early in her life. While searching for a new dance studio after her family moved, Paige stumbled upon a gym owned by UFC legend Ken Shamrock. After taking a few boxing classes, she fell in love with martial arts, and made her fighting debut at the age of 18.

After being signed to the UFC, Paige established herself as a top-level fighter in her weight class, accumulating a 3-1 record between 2014 and 2015.

She'll be looking to return to her career as an MMA fighter after her run on Dancing With The Stars is finished. In the meantime though, she's really showing just how multi-talented she is.


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