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All Elite Wrestling signs former UFC star Paige VanZant

Paige VanZant is taking her talents to the AEW wrestling ring.

Confirmed by AEW president Tony Khan, VanZant also appeared on Wednesday’s “Dynamite” episode signing her contract.

VanZant, 27, was most recently in BKFC, going 0-2-0 after signing in August 2020. It is not known if VanZant will continue to fight bareknuckle or if VanZant will be with AEW in a full-time capacity.


VanZant has appeared occasionally on AEW since September 2021, as part of an American Top Team gym angle with owner Dan Lambert, her husband Austin Vanderford, Junior dos Santos, and other ATT teammates.

Khan did not mention an opponent for VanZant.

VanZant started with the UFC in 2014, going 5-4-0 in a six year run while becoming one of its most popular athletes. She appeared on Dancing in the Stars in 2016.

Financial terms were not disclosed.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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