According to a Sept. 2 tweet from Paige "12 Gauge" VanZant, the standout strawweight fighter enjoyed rocking Invicta FC gear while celebrating the female athletic form during a recent photo shoot with CV Portraits.
"Representing @InvictaFights," VanZant tweeted, along with a photo from the shoot.
VanZant, 19, did a great job playing up her sex appeal in a classy manner, as she left plenty to the imagination. She was covered up for the most part, and the pose wasn't scandalous at all. The pic even got a retweet from Invicta FC's official Twitter handle, so Invicta brass clearly supported the effort.
You can't blame them being supportive of the photo, as VanZant proved once again to be one of the most marketable young stars on their roster.
"12 Gauge" is one of the fastest-rising young stars in female MMA, having gone 3-1 since turning pro last year.
After back-to-back decision victories over Jordan Nicole Gaza and Amber Stautzenberger, VanZant suffered a momentary setback when she fell to Tecia Torres at Invicta FC 4.
Torres rocked her early and often, but VanZant proved to be a tough competitor by lasting 15 minutes against one of the best strawweights in the world.
Just three months after the Invicta FC 4 fight, VanZant was back in action and it didn't take her long to secure the first decisive finish in her pro career.
The 19-year-old stopped Courtney Himes with a crisp rear-naked choke in the opening stanza of that bout, perhaps earning another crack at Invicta FC glory before the year is out.
VanZant has been rumored to be part of the upcoming Invicta FC 7 card, but the promotion hasn't made any official announcement. Invicta FC 7 is expected to be held this November in Kansas City, Missouri, likely at the Ameristar Casino Hotel.
A good portion of WMMA fans can relate to the female fighters who are girly and sexy moreso than they can to the more masculine-looking ladies.
If you have an all-female card with a variety of WMMA fighters, you have something for everyone. Some people relate more to the Felice Herrigs and PaigeVanZants of the world than they do to female fighters who don’t cater to the sexy angle.
Props to VanZant for being a skillful, talented fighter who isn't afraid to also show off her fun, girly side.