Felice Herrig vs Paige VanZant Set For UFC on FOX 15
A women’s strawweight fight between Felice Herrig and Paige VanZant was announced on last night’s FOX Sports 1’s ‘UFC Tonight’. The fight is expected to take place at UFC on FOX 15 in Newark, New Jersey.
Felice Herrig is 10-5 in her MMA career. She was a cast member of TUF 20, which was an all-female cast designed to crown an inaugural strawweight champion. Herrig advanced to the Quarter-finals of the show by defeating Heather Jo Clark. She ended up losing to underdog Randa Markos. Herrig’s long-time friend Carla Esparza eventually won the title.
Felice Herrig was given another shot to show he belong in the UFC when she took on Lisa Ellis at the TUF 20 finale. Herrig would win that fight by second-round submission.
Paige VanZant is 4-1 in her MMA career. She was originally expected to also be on TUF 20. However, she was ruled ineligible to partake in the show because she was only 20-years-old. The minimum age to be on the show and compete was 21, due to the presence of alcohol in the house.
Vanzant ended up making her UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 57, where she defeated Kailin Curran by third-round TKO.
UFC on FOX 15 takes place on April 18th, 2015 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
UFC on FOX 15 Fight Card
- Lyoto Machida vs Luke Rockhold
- Felice Herrig vs Paige VanZant
- Paul Felder vs Jim Miller
- Manny Gamburyan vs Aljamain Sterling