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Paige VanZant Net Worth 2024: Wealth of the MMA and UFC Star

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Paige VanZant is a multi-talented athlete and media personality known for her contributions to mixed martial arts (MMA), bare-knuckle boxing, professional wrestling, and modelling.

As of 2024, her net worth is estimated to be $2 million (via Celebrity Net Worth). This article delves into her diverse career and the various streams contributing to her wealth.

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Early Life

Paige VanZant was born on March 26, 1994, in Dundee, Oregon. Growing up in Sherwood, she was immersed in dance, thanks to her parents who owned a dance studio.

This early foundation in ballet and hip-hop would later complement her athleticism in combat sports. High school bullying led her to legally change her surname from Sletten to VanZant, a name inspired by one of her mother’s students.

Mixed Martial Arts Career

VanZant’s journey into MMA began when her family relocated to Sparks, Nevada, where she discovered UFC veteran Ken Shamrock’s gym.

She made her professional debut in 2012, securing a split-decision victory. VanZant joined the UFC in 2013 and competed in the strawweight division.

Despite several victories, including a notable TKO win over Kailin Curran, her UFC tenure was marred by injuries and mixed results.

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship

In August 2020, VanZant transitioned to Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), signing a four-bout contract.

Her debut in early 2021 at BKFC: Knucklemania resulted in a loss to Britain Hart. She faced another defeat at BKFC 19 against Rachael Ostovich, a former UFC opponent.

Professional Wrestling Career

Expanding her horizons, VanZant entered the world of professional wrestling with All Elite Wrestling (AEW) in September 2021. Her debut on the show “Dynamite” was followed by her first in-ring victory at the 2022 Double or Nothing event.

Other Media Appearances

Beyond combat sports, VanZant has made significant media appearances.

She competed in “Dancing with the Stars” in 2016, finishing in second place, and won the Food Network’s “Chopped” in 2017. These appearances have bolstered her public profile and diversified her income.

OnlyFans Earnings & Modeling Career

One of the most lucrative aspects of VanZant’s career has been her OnlyFans account. In a 2023 interview, she revealed that her earnings from the platform in just 24 hours exceeded her entire UFC career income.

Additionally, VanZant has modelled for brands like Nike and Columbia Sportswear, further augmenting her net worth.

Personal Life

In 2018, VanZant married fellow MMA fighter Austin Vanderford. The same year, she published her autobiography “Rise: Surviving the Fight of My Life,” sharing her journey and personal struggles.

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