Top women’s strawweight contender Paige VanZant is ready to get back into the Octagon once the coronavirus outbreak dies down. Fans have been waiting to see PVZ return to action for quite some time now.
She last competed more than a year ago at ESPN+ inaugural event last January. She fought against Rachael Ostovich and defeated her via armbar submission in the second round.
In her fight against Ostovich, she broke her arm and later had to go through multiple surgeries to recover. However, after multiple setbacks, it seems that PVZ is finally ready to return to the Octagon. She had her arm cast removed on Monday.
CAST IS OFF 100%!!!! LET’S FREAKING GO!!!! Training is in full effect (in my garage with my husband) lol First thing first, let’s heal the world, after that I’m coming to fight. 👊🏻
PVZ to test free agency
Paige Vanzant is currently 2-2 in her last four fights inside the octagon. Vanzant was scheduled to fight earlier this month in Brasilia against Amanda Ribas but ultimately decided against it and pulled out of the fight.
PVZ currently has 1-fight left in her contract and last year she revealed that she wanted to test out free agency.
“It’s the last fight on my current UFC contract so I’ll be fighting it out,” VanZant told The Score. “I think I’m just curious to see what I can do. I feel like I want to prove to the UFC what I’m worth, and I think it’s going to take one more fight for me to do that, especially because fight fans are so – you’re easily forgotten in the fight world. They watch a fight happen and they’re already focused on the one that’s happening next week, so I want it to be fresh in their minds going into a contract negotiation, not fresh off of a broken arm.”