Who Is Paige VanZant’s Husband, Austin Vanderford?

Published 05/20/2021, 6:59 AM EDT


Bellator middleweight, Austin Vanderford, will make his return to fighting this weekend against Fabian Edwards. Apart from being known for his combat career, Vanderford is also well known for being the husband of former UFC strawweight and current Bare Knuckle star, Paige VanZant.

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‘The Gentleman’ has competed in the welterweight division in his career. He currently holds a professional record of 10-0 with 6 finishes (3 T/KO and 3 submissions).

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‘The Gentleman’ started his amateur mixed martial arts career back in 2015. He won all 4 of his fights, securing three finishes (2 submissions and 1 T/KO).

Following his amateur career, the Prime Fighting promotion signed Vanderford in 2017. After remaining undefeated in organizations like Prime Fighting, Rogue Promotions, Cagesport, and Victory Fighting Championship, Vanderford got a tremendous opportunity to fight in Dana White’s Contender Series.

He earned a second-round submission win on the show. However, ‘The Gentleman’ was not offered a UFC contract. After one more fight in the FFC promotion, he was called up by Bellator MMA. This was Vanderford’s first opportunity to make a name for himself on the world stage.

A first-round submission win over Cody Jones at Bellator 215 gave him a flying start in the company. He stopped Joseph Creer via second-round T/KO stoppage in his second fight in the organization. A decision win against Grachik Bozinyan at Bellator 234 followed. He earned yet another decision over Vinicius de Jesus at Bellator 251.

Austin Vanderford and Paige VanZant as a couple

‘The Gentleman’, apart from his fighting career, spends most of the time with his wife, VanZant. ’12 Gauge’ is one of the most famous fighters in women’s MMA. She doesn’t fail to grab eyeballs at any instance. Her relationship with ‘The Gentleman’ is no exception. The duo enjoys private time and never fails to update fans about their activities on social media.

VanZant and her husband always take part in any sort of recent trending challenges as well. Through social media posts on the same, they garner attention from fans and remain in the limelight even when not fighting. As they are professional fighters, they even train together at times or engage in fitness routines.

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Another win will result in Vanderford prolonging his undefeated streak. Furthermore, it will certainly help ‘The Gentleman‘ to advance in the Bellator welterweight division.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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