Paige VanZant has finally been cleared to fight again after finally recovering from the broken arm she suffered against Jessica-Rose Clark back in January.
VanZant initially had surgery to fix her broken arm, but it proved to be unsuccessful and led to her having to undergo a second operation at a later date, which has ultimately led to her comeback in the Octagon being pushing back until early next year.
“The verdict is I can go for it,” VanZant revealed yesterday. “I can punch people again – well I’m not able to punch people yet – but in like six weeks I can punch people. But I can start training and working out again and I’m going to be fighting in January.
“I can officially announce, you heard it here first, that I will be taking a fight on Jan. 18 on the first-ever ESPN card. We’re going to be getting an opponent matched up.”
It had already been rumored recently that PVZ would indeed be on the first ever UFC On ESPN card on that date, with her opponent tipped to be Rachel Ostovich.
However, at the time PVZ denied that was the case, stating that she wasn’t cleared to fight yet, but a week later it seems that she now officially has been given the green-light to do so.