It has been confirmed by ESPN Brett Okamota that Paige VanZant will take on Joanne Calderwood in the main event of the UFC Fight Pass event at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas December 10th.
Paige VanZant confirmed the news on her Instagram that she had just signed a new contract with the UFC and posted a picture with UFC owner Lorenzo Ferttita confirming the news. Randa Markos expressed interest in taking on VanZant but it looks like the UFC decided to go with Calderwood which is a interesting fight within the straw weight division.
Paige VanZant has a MMA record of 6-1 and is currently on a four fight win streak. VanZant is 3-0 in the UFC. VaZant’s latest win was against Alex Chambers via submission armbar in Round 3 at UFC 191 earlier this month.
Joanne Calderwood has a MMA record of 10-1 and has won three out of her last four fights. Calderwood is currently 2-1 in the UFC. Her latest win was against Cortney Casey via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night Glasgow this past July.
UFC Fight Night 80 Card
Paige VanZant vs. Joanne Calderwood
Jim Miller vs. Michael Chiesa
Lyman Good vs. Omari Akhmedov
Kevin Casey vs. Antonio Carlos Junior
Thiago Santos vs. Elias Theodorou
Sheldon Westcott vs. Edgar Garcia
Danny Roberts vs. Michael Graves
Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Andreas Stahl
John Howard vs. Tim Means
Zubaira Tukhugov vs. Phillipe Nover
Kailin Curran vs. Emily Kagan