The UFC flyweight Paige VanZant is ready to win. The recognition that comes with victory is what gives the fighter the urge to compete.
"Nothing else makes sense to me," she says. "I do not want to do anything else with my life – I have other goals and goals on this trip, but I want to get them for the fight."
VanZant is ready to win again after her last two fights ended in the loss column. She started her match against Rachael Ostovich at the UFC Fight Night: 143 on January 19th in Brooklyn. She and her husband Bellator MMA fighter Austin Vanderford met Men's Health when she reached the Big Apple to share the five best moves she uses in the Octagon. Get in the game to see if she's dropping one of these maneuvers against Ostovich. But first, watch the video to get some hints for yourself.
Paige VanZant's Top 5 Moves
According to VanZant, this innate quality is not necessarily a skill you can follow." It's something you can not learn, something you were born with, "she says. I was definitely born with some tenacity. "With some tough fights on their 7-4 record appearing in their last matchup, we tend to agree.
On this turn, the VanZant in a second round by Bec Rawlings, who knocked out the UFC knockout Starting with low laps against the front leg of your opponent Repeat the process a few times until they start Preparing your punches and then jumping from your forefoot to yours Beat Your Adversary.
Inspired by another fighter, Yair Rodriguez, VanZant changed this battle-stopping move to take down a takedown on your opponent's legs as they stoop to defend themselves and yours Turn guard and bend your exposed chin with your elbow.
This move looks like it's all lightning-fast, but if you put it down properly, it may snap t be impossible to defend him. "They come from nowhere," she says. "It's really hard to stop someone from coming forward because you do not know what's coming next or what kick he's going to take." With your forefoot in the direction you step, step forward, place the hind foot (heel out), and swing the front to gain momentum. Jump off the planted foot, step through the air and then land gently to finish the maneuver.
VanZant likes this MMA submission because it is brutal. "It's very dangerous and people tend to knock very fast," she says. "There is a very high risk of injury to the knee." If you do not attend competitions yourself, you do not need to learn this step. If you really want to learn it, look for a Jiu Jitsu trainer to show you the ropes.