Paige “12 Gauge” VanZant is returning to the Octagon for the first time since her spectacular victory over Bec Rawlings in August. The strawweight will be going up against Michelle Waterson on December 17, at the UFC 22 on Fox. 

VanZant who will take the main stage in December, has already taken our main stage as the Muscle &Fitness Hers cover athlete for the November/December issue.

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This fight will only be Waterson’s second in the UFC, her last being 17 months ago. 

Shortly after VanZant’s big fight, another high-profile UFC fighter will be stepping back in the Octagon after an extended hiatus. The one and only Ronda Rousey will be making her highly-anticipated comeback on December 30 at UFC 207. Rousey’s last fight was 11 months ago against Holly Holm, where she was upset with a kick to the head. Rousey will most definitely be looking to bounce back and come out hard after taking her first lost in her MMA career. 

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