Sacramento-trained UFC fighter Paige VanZant and dance partner Mark Ballas went to the top of the leaderboard in the “Dancing With The Stars” season finale Monday Night with nearly perfect scores.
For two dances, a Salsa and a Freestyle, the pair earned 59 of 60 points. They head into tonight’s finale to see who will hoist the Mirror Ball Trophy.
The other pairs of finalists are Ginger Zee with Val Chmerkovskiy and Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd.
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VanZant trains with Urijah Faber’s Team Alpha Male at midtown’s Ultimate Gym.
Here’s a recap of VanZant’s night.
Paige and Mark dance the Salsa (beginning):
Paige and Mark dance the Salsa (middle):
Paige and Mark dance the Salsa (end):
Judge Bruno Tonioli raves over Paige:
Jean Claude Van Damme says hi to Paige:
They will be starring in a film called “Kickboxer.”
Nearly perfect scores for Paige:
Paige and Mark dance their freestyle (beginning):
Mark gets emotional over Paige: