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Paige VanZant says she has her sights on becoming the youngest champion in UFC history

Paige VanZant is scheduled to fight Felice Herrig this Saturday at UFC on Fox 15 and she recently spoke about how her goal being the youngest UFC champion in history. That goal is currently held by current UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones.

“Obviously, that would be huge, and that would be awesome; I try not to think about it and try not to focus on setting records,” VanZant said. “I strictly want to beat every opponent I face whether it’s for a title or for a small show. The only thing for me is winning my fights and being the best athlete I can be.”

Paige VanZant (4-1) 1 KO, 1 Subs & 2 Dec wins. She is currently on a two fight winning streak and is making her second UFC appearance at UFC on Fox 15. She beat Jordan Nicole Gaza in June of 2012 by split decision in her MMA debut. She beat Amber Stautzenberger in September of 2012 by unanimous decision. Her first loss came to Erica Torres in January of 2013 by unanimous decision, but rebounded with a win over Courtney Himes in April of 2013 by first round rear-naked-choke. In her next/latest bout, she beat Kailin Curran by third round TKO in November of 2014 at UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson.

We will be providing live play-by-play coverage of UFC on Fox 15 on Saturday starting at 4:15PM EST.

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