Organization: UFC

Class: Strawweight (Women’s Division)

Record: 7-2

Last Fight: Bec Rawlings (UFC on Fox 21)

Reason: Paige VanZant scoops up our Fighter of the Month title for August after her beautiful head kick knockout of Bec Rawlings at UFC on Fox 21 which added to this young fighter’s impressive resume and got her back in the win column after being dismantled by the always dangerous Rose Namajunas back in December. “12 Gauge” jumped back into action after a solid stint on Dancing with the Stars which saw her almost capture the mirror ball trophy and while her time on the show raised her mainstream profile it’s her work in the cage on August 27th that put the strawweights on notice that she’s more than just a pretty face.