It took two rounds, but Paige VanZant is back. The 22-year-old phenom got back in the win column in a big way on Saturday, scoring a beautiful second-round TKO over Bec Rawlings in Vancouver.
After a slow-paced first round, VanZant got more aggressive in the second and the second she connected with the switch kick, Rawlings collapsed to the mat before VanZant jumped on top to finish things off.
The knockout earned her a $50,000 bonus for Performance of the Night from UFC. VanZant said after the fight that this was her hardest training camp ever and even considered pulling out of the fight. Now, she’s on a roll.
“I want to get on the December card in Sacramento,” VanZant said after the bout.
With Rose Namajunas looking for a next opponent, VanZant very well might get that date in December against the strawweight. Namajunas handed VanZant her first loss in UFC last December, scoring a rear-naked choke submission.
Namajunas is also coming off a decision loss to Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 201.
Source: CBS Sports Headlines / UFC on Fox results: Paige VanZant gets back on track with brutal switch-kick KO