Paige VanZant Joins M-1 Global USA as Lead Color Commentator • MMA News
UFC flyweight contender Paige VanZant might need a couple
extra pages added to her resume with all the new jobs she’s landed in recent
Following a stint on “Dancing with the Stars”, an autobiography
book deal and just recently modeling for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit
edition, VanZant will now add mixed martial arts commentary to her list of job
On Wednesday, VanZant was announced as the new lead color
commentator for M-1 Global USA with events airing live on UFC Fight Pass.
VanZant joins play-by-play commentator Sean Wheelock when
she makes her debut on April 4 from the Pipa Event Center at Quechan Casino Resort
in Yuma, Arizona. VanZant will then serve as color commentator for all future
M-1 Global cards in the United States.
“I’m really excited for this opportunity to work as the
color commentator for M-1 Global – USA on UFC Fight Pass,” VanZant said in a
“I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to showcase my
skills on the other side of the microphone.”
VanZant is the latest fighter to join the ranks of color commentators
from the current or retired ranks of athletes in the UFC.
Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, UFC Hall of Famer
Michael Bisping, former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and current top 15
ranked lightweight Paul Felder are all currently working for the UFC’s
broadcast team on ESPN and on pay-per-view.
VanZant will start her commentary career with M-1 Global as
she looks to gain experience in broadcasting.
VanZant takes up the gig after recently suffering another
broken arm following a win over Rachael Ostovich that will put her out of
action for several weeks. VanZant has gone 1-1 since moving to 125 pounds with
her next fight expected to take place later this year.