ESPN’s First UFC Event Features One Of The Most Famous Fighters In The Game

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Paige VanZant will officially be a part of UFC Fight Night Jan. 19.

ESPN recently announced the matchup between VanZant and Rachael Ostovich, which is monumental because it is the first fighting event of the network’s five-year deal. (SLIDESHOW: These UFC Women Really Hate Wearing Clothes)

VanZant also confirmed the news on her Instagram late Wednesday. (SLIDESHOW: These Are The Greatest Ronda Rousey Photos On The Internet)


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I’m back #ufc

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This is such a genius idea for the people running the show over at the UFC and ESPN. You need a major name for the first event on the network. People aren’t going to be pleased with people they’ve never heard of. Throw in VanZant, and you instantly will draw eyeballs. (SLIDESHOW: These Are The Sexiest Paige VanZant Photos On The Internet)


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Admittedly, I don’t know a ton about Ostovich. She’s 4-4 in her fighting career, which is far from great. This looks like a fight specifically setup to have VanZant obliterate somebody as she climbs back to the top. (SLIDESHOW: These Women On Instagram Hate Wearing Clothes)


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I’ve been saying for a long time VanZant would return to fight her way back to the top. Now, we officially have a fight on the books. Let’s get ready to rumble!

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