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Paige VanZant vs. Jessica-Rose Clark targeted for UFC St. Louis

Paige VanZant
Paige VanZant will face Jessica Rose Clark in her flyweight debut.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

A women’s flyweight bout will likely be added to UFC’s upcoming trip to St. Louis.

Three days after defeating Bec Rawlings in her Octagon debut, Jessica-Rose Clark is already set to get back in action as she meets Paige VanZant on Jan. 14, sources told MMA Fighting.

Clark (8-4, 1 no-contest) replaced Joanne Calderwood against Rawlings at UFC Sydney, and enters the fight on a two-fight winning streak. The Australian fighter signed with the UFC after defeating Carina Damm in August.

VanZant (7-3) decided to move up to flyweight after losing to Michelle Waterson last December. “12 Gauge”, who holds a 4-2 UFC record, was expected to make her 125-pound debut in October, but was forced out of a fight with Jessica Eye due to a back injury.

The UFC has yet to announce the main event for UFC Fight Night 124, which takes place at St. Louis' Scottrade Center.

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