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Sacramento fighter Paige VanZant joins cast of ‘Dancing With The Stars’

Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas
Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas Instagram

UFC strawweight fighter Paige VanZant, who trains in Sacramento, announced Tuesday on Instagram she will be joining the cast of “Dancing With The Stars” season 22.

Season 22 begins this month

The show is set to debut on March 21 on ABC. VanZant’s dance partner will be Mark Ballas.


@dancingabc I'm COMING for you!!!!!

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VanZant, who trains with Urijah Faber’s Team Alpha Male, joins a cast of celebrities and sports stars this season, including Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, "Fuller House" star Jodie Sweetin and Super Bowl champion Von Miller.

The 21-year-old VanZant is a former dancer.

She lost her last fight in by a rear naked choke to Rose Namajunas at UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas in December.

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