Paige VanZant is slated to make her return to the Octagon at the upcoming UFC 251 pay-per-view event.
She will meet Amanda Ribas on July 11 in a flyweight bout. If you recall, this fight was originally scheduled for March 14 before VanZant was forced to withdraw.
The next fight will be the last on VanZant’s current UFC contract and her first in 16 months.
“It’s still my plan (to be a free agent),” VanZant told MMA Junkie. “I’m really happy with where I’m at now in the UFC. Ultimately my goal is to show my value. You can be easily forgotten in this sport. I went on a three-fight winning streak. I was main event in the UFC, and only two of my fights have ever gone to a decision. I’m a really exciting fighter, but I haven’t been able to show off because I keep getting hurt. That’s my plan here, to show how good I am.”