Paige VanZant finishes fight after breaking arm on spinning back fist

Lynette Rowe
January 16, 2018

And a win against VanZant at UFC Fight Night 124 with the world watching is the golden ticket that would catapult her into title contention, and she knows it.

With VanZant moving up from strawweight and Clark being a former bantamweight fighter, size prove to be vital as Clark utilised it to her advantage, staying one step ahead on the ground.

VanZant (7-3) has now lost three of her last four fights and will once again be heading back to the drawing board for the future of her career. It wasn't enough as Rose-Clark did plenty of damage early on to get the decision 30-27, 29-28, 29-28 on the three judges scorecards. She ended up losing in a unanimous decision to Rose-Clark, but her toughness is incredible.

"I got to hand my mom a big wad of cash after my fight and go, "Hey, go do whatever you want, I don't care what you do"..."

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She even posted a snap of the gruesome X-ray, clearly showing a bone in her forearm painfully out of place. I think we're going to see more girls settle into this division, and I can't wait. "I was so exhausted; I couldn't move my arms and I couldn't move my body, so I feel so much better now".

The UFC commentary team of Brendan Fitzgerald and Paul Felder weren't 100% sure what they had heard and wondered if she had actually claimed a rib injury, but it became apparent in the seconds that followed that VanZant's arm was indeed the problem.

VanZant, who now fights in the 125-pound weight class, once competed in the 115-pound class, which required dramatic cuts. "I'll be back better and stronger than ever!" she wrote.  it's all apart of the fight game. "God had other plans for me. darn spinning back fist".

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