Paige Vanzant vs. Michelle Waterson to headline UFC on FOX 22 in Sacramento

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Dana White announced tonight on UFC Tonight that the main event for the FOX card in Sacramento will be Paige Vanzant vs. Michelle Waterson.

UFC on Fox 22 will be held on December 30, 2016 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California.

After previously contesting four events in Sacramento at Sleep Train Arena, this will be the first for the promotion at the venue.

Van Zant (7-2 MMA) rebounded from her first loss in her UFC career by earning a highlight reel switch kick KO over Bec Rawlings at UFC on Fox: Maia vs. Condit which also earned her a ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus.

Waterson (13-4 MMA) is coming off a big win of her own, a submission win over Angela Magana at The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians Finale. Waterson was expected to fight Tecia Torres at UFC 194. However, she was forced to pull out of the bout on November 24, 2015, citing a knee injury.

With this fight announcement, UFC on FOX 22 now looks like this:

Paige VanZant vs. Michelle Waterson
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