Go behind the scenes of Paige VanZant’s 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

Sports Illustrated released a video of their behind the scenes of UFC fighter Paige VanZant’s photo shoot in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. You can watch the full video above.

VanZant will be the second fighter in UFC history to be in the Sports Illustrated’s famous annual Swimsuit Edition. Ronda Rousey, former women’s bantamweight champion was the first fighter as she was part of the issue back in 2016. The SI Swimsuit Issue is the latest success story for VanZant outside of fighting.

Paige sat down with SI.com and states, in part:

“This is my way of not holding anything back, “I want people to know that you don’t have to choose. You do not have to label yourself as one thing because that’s what surrounds you. I’m not scared anymore to show how girly I am. To go from an amazing UFC finish win in January to shooting for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit magazine in February could not be more of a dream come true.”

To read more and to check out the pictures of her photo shoot go here.

Paige last fight was back in January as she won via second-round submission win against Rachael Ostovich. She did suffer a fractured arm no word when she will comeback. She did post on social media that she wants to comeback and posted this on Twitter:

Stay tuned to FightBook MMA as we will have more on when Vanzant will step back into the octagon.