Paige VanZant shares body transformation pics ahead of bare-knuckle debut

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Paige VanZant has shared her incredible body transformation as she prepares for a bare-knuckle boxing debut.

The 26-year-old, who turned her back on UFC last year, is starting her Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship career on Friday against Britain Hart.

It has seen the American knuckle down in training, sharpening her technique for the BKFC 16 bout.

And VanZant has now showed off her progress in a update video on her YouTube channel.

The fighter can be seen getting out of a portable sauna, used to help her cut weight ahead of the bout.

As sweat pours down her sides, a six pack bulges from her torso as while she shows off a toned look before performing some stretches.

Speaking in the video, VanZant said: “So, I'm doing a progress video where you can actually see my weight cut every single day since I started dieting and I took a picture of my body every day since I started the hard diet portion.

“It's crazy to see how my body has transformed. […] You'll see in there I get down to a specific weight pretty quickly and then I just get stuck, and then I just get stuck there for like four days.”

The 26-year-old has also shared her progress on Instagram, where the fighter boasts 2.7m followers.

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VanZant explained her decision to switch to bare-knuckle fighting last month, saying: “I’m doing it for nobody but myself.

“I’m doing it because it sounds awesome. How many people could say that they are a professional bare-knuckle boxer? It's a huge moment for my career.

“Honestly, at first, my husband was like, 'No, you are not doing this. And then my mom was against it, I had some coaches against it. But once I signed the contract, everybody is on board now.

“They have to because they are supporting me through it all. Now, going to the fights is so exciting. My husband was like, 'This is awesome. Maybe I want to do it, too.'

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“The money was great and, of course, that's going to be part of it. But No. 2 was that this is awesome. For me to have bragging rights as a bare-knuckle professional boxer was a big part of it.

“In this new transition, I think people will see that I really do love to fight. I am transitioning into this barbaric sport, and I'm not doing that to prove a point to anybody, I'm doing it because I want to.

“I think it looks badass and I want to. You might get cut open, but I have been cut open in fights before. It's no big deal for me. I get to show how tough I am.”

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