Paige VanZant
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Fan favourite Paige VanZant made her lengthy awaited return to the Octagon yesterday night at UFC 251 for a flyweight bout with Amanda Ribas.

VanZant (8-5 MMA) was returning to motion for the primary time since scoring a submission victory over Rachael Ostovich in January of 2019.

In the meantime, Ribas (10-1 MMA) had entered final evening’s UFC 251 occasion on a four-fight win streak, her newest being a unanimous resolution victory over Randa Markos.

Paige VanZant was an enormous underdog headed into yesterday’s bout with Amanda Ribas, and the end result proved oddsmakers have been appropriate of their assumptions.

The Brazilian was in a position to dominate ’12 Gauge’ proper from the opening bell on path to scoring a primary spherical submission victory (armbar).

Paige VanZant

It was a disappointing setback for VanZant, as she now has to check free company coming off what many are calling a “poor efficiency“.

Even UFC President Dana White had a tough time giving ‘PVZ’ any type of props for her efforts towards Ribas on Battle Island.

“I believe that.. Look I like Paige. I like Paige. it’s like (Curtis) Blaydes. After I talked, you realize when Blaydes fought final. Whenever you speak all that stuff like ‘oh I’m not being paid sufficient’… , combating inconsistently. , one time within the final 12 months. Accidents and stuff. Then you definitely come get smoked within the first spherical of the battle. Yea, she ought to positively check free company.”

Paige VanZant took to her official Instagram web page earlier this morning the place she issued the next assertion on her UFC 251 loss, this whereas congratulating Amanda Ribas on a tremendous efficiency.

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“Congrats to Amanda on such a tremendous efficiency. It was actually an honor to share the Octagon with you. As for me, I’ll stand up as I all the time do. I can’t wait to see the place God takes me subsequent. – PVZ”

There’s a good probability that Paige VanZant might make the transfer over to Bellator in free company. Paige’s husband Austin Vanderford already is employed by the promotion and the couple appear to have a great relationship with Scott Coker.

What would you prefer to see come subsequent for Paige VanZant following her loss to Amanda Ribas at UFC 251? Share your ideas within the feedback part PENN Nation!

This text first appeared on on July 12, 2020