Paige VanZant Joins Season 22 Of ‘Dancing With The Stars’

Written by Tom Ngo
March 8th, 2016


On Tuesday’s edition of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” it was announced UFC flyweight Paige VanZant (pictured) will be a contestant on the 22nd seasons of “Dancing With The Stars.”

VanZant won’t be the only professional athlete looking to claim the mirrorball trophy. Current NFL superstars Antonio Brown, Super Bowl MVP Von Miller and former player Doug Flutie are also on this season of the popular dance show.

VanZant is the third UFC fighter to compete on DWTS. Hall of Famers Chuck Liddell was outed in week four of Season 9, while Randy Couture was booted in week three of Season 19. Unlike her male predecessors, however, VanZant does have a dance background.

“I’m gonna bring it all,” VanZant said. “I’m here to win. I’m going to bring the fight. I’m ready. It’s on.”

When asked if there’s any skills from the cage she can bring with her to the dance floor, VanZant suggested her competition is in trouble.

“Oh, there’s plenty,” she claimed. “There is. They’re in for it.”

VanZant will be partnered with Mark Ballas.

This season of DWTS premieres March 21 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC.

Here are some of VanZant’s fancy moves outside of the cage:

Here is the complete cast with their partners:

Jodie Sweetin and Keo Motsepe

Ginger Zee and Val Chmerkovskiy

Antonio Brown and Sharna Burgess

Doug Flutie and Karina Smirnoff

Wanya Morris and Lindsay Arnold

Von Miller and Witney Carson

Nyle Dimarco and Peta Murgatroyd

Mischa Barton and Artem Chigvintsev

Marla Maples and Tony Dovolani

Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas

Kim Fields and Sasha Farber

Geraldo Rivera and Edyta Sliwinska

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