Paige VanZant to face Alex Chambers at UFC 191

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Paige VanZant is set to face Alex Chambers at UFC 191 on September 5th in Las Vegas. MMA Sucka were first to report the news.

At 21, VanZant (5-1) is a rising star in the UFC’s women’s strawweight division. She earned a 3rd round TKO victory over Kailin Curran on her UFC debut back in November. The performance also earned her a Fight of the Night bonus and led to her landing a sponsorship deal with Reebok. In April, she faced veteran Felice Herrig where she put on a dominant performance and won by unanimous decision.

Chambers (5-2) has had more of a rocky start to her UFC career. A competitor on Season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter she was eliminated from the competition after losing to Rose Namajunas by rear-naked choke in the 1st round. In her UFC debut in December, Chambers faced Ireland’s Aisling Daly and lost in the 1st round by an armbar.

In May, Chambers faced Kailin Curran, Curran had been dominating the first 2 rounds but Chambers managed to comeback and secure a 3rd round armbar victory along with a Performance of the Night bonus.

No other bouts have been announced for UFC 191 yet.