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Dancing With The Stars adds popular female UFC fighter

Paige Van Zant

UFC fighter Paige VanZant was announced Tuesday as one of the participants of ABC's "Dancing With The Stars," the popular TV show that airs on Monday nights opposite Raw, the first active UFC fighter to appear on the show.

On previous seasons, retired UFC fighters Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture competed on the show. WWE performers Chris Jericho and Stacy Keibler have also been on the show, with Jericho writing extensively about it in his book, "The Best in the World." Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather is also a past competitor.

VanZant, a fighter from the Team Alpha Male camp in Sacramento, CA, and a former dancer, has a 6-2 pro record and is known for conditioning, heart, and looks -- not necessarily in that order. She's 3-1 in the UFC but had a tough one-sided loss to Rose Namajunas in a December Fight Pass main event that level-set where she was at in her career. There are no immediate fights in her future.

Other cast members include Doug Flutie, Mischa Barton, Marla Maples (ex-wife of Donald Trump), Jodie Sweetin of Fuller House and NFL stars Von Miller and Antonio Brown. The new season debuts on March 21st and runs through May.