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Kick & Punch / March 2016
Maureen Quirk, Global Newsroom

5 Times Paige VanZant Has Already Danced Her Way Into Our Hearts

UFC Strawweight Paige VanZant has already made a name for herself in the Octagon. But why stop there? Next up: making a name for herself on the dance floor!

Earlier this morning, VanZant announced on "Good Morning America" that she'll be joining the Season 22 cast of "Dancing with the Stars," which premieres on ABC on Monday, March 21. She will partner with Mark Ballas.

While some may argue that throwing punches doesn't prepare someone for the samba or jive, after taking a scroll through VanZant's Instagram, we beg to differ.

To hold ourselves over until the season premiere, we've rounded up five of our favorite clips of VanZant busting a move. Check them out below and make sure to follow her on Instagram @PaigeVanZantUFC for sneak peeks into her rehearsals!

When she was in need of some quality cross-training...

 

When in doubt, dance it out :) never let negative people hold you down. #crosstraining? Part 1

A video posted by Paige VanZant (@paigevanzantufc) on Mar 19, 2015 at 9:07pm PDT

 

Or when she already got in her training but couldn't resist the music...

 

What happens when a good song comes on while I'm at the grocery store 💃💃💃 can't hold it in!!

A video posted by Paige VanZant (@paigevanzantufc) on May 25, 2014 at 7:35pm PDT

 

When exploring a new city got her so excited that she just had to break it down...

 

A video posted by Paige VanZant (@paigevanzantufc) on Sep 30, 2015 at 7:25pm PDT

 

And again...

 

💃🏼 music credit: @racheleroyalemusic Belly Dancer

A video posted by Paige VanZant (@paigevanzantufc) on Jan 28, 2016 at 6:30pm PST

 

Call us biased, but the day we annouced her as a Reebok athlete still ranks as our favorite...

 

So honored to be a Reebok athlete!!! My new kicks got me groovin!!!!!! Haha @reebok @reebokwomen

A video posted by Paige VanZant (@paigevanzantufc) on Feb 10, 2015 at 8:27am PST

Kick & Punch / March 2016
Maureen Quirk, Global Newsroom