Bellator 275 is all set for tomorrow as the middleweight championship of the world is on the line. Champion Gegard Mousasi will defend his 185lbs title against the no. 1 contender Austin Vanderford. The event will be taking place at the 3Arena in Dublin.
The champion is on a hot streak at the moment. Mousasi has won 6 out of his last 7 fights. The only defeat came against Rafael Lovato Jr. He was formerly a UFC fighter. Mousasi left the organization on a 5 fight win streak due to a contract dispute. His opponent for tomorrow is the husband of famous UFC alumni and current BKFC fighter Paige VanZant.
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Austin Vanderford is an undefeated MMA fighter. Staying unbeaten in Mixed Martial Arts is perhaps one of the most difficult things to do. Vanderford has a record of 11-0-0. He fought inside a Bellator cage 5 times on his way to earning a title shot in the promotion.
Austin Vanderford is married to ex UFC fighter Paige VanZant
As mentioned above, Austin Vanderford is the husband of Paige VanZant. Paige fought in the UFC from 2014 to 2020. During her tenure, Paige had 9 fights and won 5 of them. Despite having the brilliant start of 3 back to back wins in her first three fights, the 27-year old had a tough time in the latter half of her career.
She was ultimately released from the UFC in 2020 after her defeat to Amanda Ribas. Austin also fought in the Octagon once in his life. He took part in Dana White‘s Tuesday Night Contender Series. Although he finished his opponent in the second round, Vanderford did not end up in the UFC. However, the year wasn’t too bad for him as he tied the knot with Page in the same year.
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The couple is very active on social media too. They often post pictures on social media and keep their fans up-to-date with every happening in their lives.
Paige VanZant and Austin Vanderford’s net worth in 2022
Paige VanZant is focused more on her online platform than her fighting career. She last fought inside the BKFC ring in 2021 against a former foe Rachael Ostovich. According to a report, as of 2021, Paige VanZant has a net worth of $1.5 million (estimated). She also earns a lot of money from her website.
Austin Vanderford also earns a good deal of money from his Bellator contract. He is also reportedly worth an estimated $1.5 million. If he manages to grab ahold of the Bellator middleweight championship tomorrow, the net worth will only increase.