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Paige VanZant Nabs Highest Scores in DWTS Finale

The UFC fighter's freestyle earned a perfect score from teary-eyed judges.

Last night, UFC strawweight fighter Paige VanZant drove the crowd wild and impressed the judges once again on Dancing with the Stars. VanZant and her partner Mark Ballas performed a salsa to Pitbull’s “Fireball” that had everyone feeling the heat. The routine scored a 29 out of 30, and judge Bruno Tonioli described VanZant as “bursting with sex appeal.” The pair also danced an emotional freestyle to Ray Chew’s cover of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” The routine brought the judges to tears, scoring a 30 out of 30, bringing their total to 59/60 for the night--the top seed over the other two couples. The winner of the entire season will be revealed on Tuesday after all the votes have been tallied.

The two-hour Dancing With the Stars season finale features VanZant and Ballas, Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd, as well as Ginger Zee and Val Chmerkovskiyairs, airing tonight at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

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