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Paige VanZant will return to the Octagon at UFC on FOX 21 on Aug. 21 in Vancouver.

Making the announcement on SportsCenter on Thursday morning, VanZant revealed she will face Bec Rawlings on the upcoming card.

VanZant (6-2) has spent her most recent months making an impact outside of the Octagon, making a run on Dancing with the Stars. She came in second place on the show, but likely won't settle for the same in her upcoming fight.

Rawlings (7-4) is a winner of two in a row in the UFC. In her most recent outing she beat Seo Hee Ham by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 85 on March 20. Prior to that, she finished Lisa Ellis by rear-naked choke in May 2015.

VanZant also revealed that she passed on being in the Kickboxer: Retaliation movie she was reported to have joined in May. Additionally, she ruled out participating in WWE SummerSlam, which takes place the same day as her UFC fight. Both opportunities were declined by VanZant so that she can focus on her fight.

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