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Paige VanZant confirms she suffered a broken arm during Jessica Rose-Clark defeat

It was a flyweight debut to forget for Paige VanZant at Sunday’s UFC St. Louis

By John Balfe - 15 Jan 2018

Say what you will about Paige VanZant, but her toughness cannot be questioned.

VanZant’s debut at 125-pounds at Sunday’s UFC event in St. Louis didn’t go according to plan as she dropped her flyweight debut via unanimous decision to Jessica Rose-Clark in the rearranged co-main event of the evening. The 23-year-old VanZant has now lost two straight bouts since her spectacular August 2016 switch-kick KO win against Bec Rawlings in the summer of 2016.

What’s worse for VanZant is that it has been confirmed that she suffered a broken arm during the bout against Rose-Clark. VanZant complained of pain in her arm  to her corner following the first round, an injury apparently exacerbated by a spinning backfist she threw early in the second.

VanZant was taken to hospital immediately after the bout where an X-ray confirmed that one of the bones in her right forearm had experienced a clean break. An injury of this type can take around 3 to 6 months to heal initially, but it almost always recommended to take longer to ensure that the bone is adequately strengthened to avoid re-injury.

 

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