clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Dancing with the Stars video: Watch Paige VanZant return to the Octagon with a Paso Doble

It wasn't nearly as hot as her recent salsa routine, but Paige VanZant once again delivered a solid performance on the most recent episode of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."

Reunited with her injured dancer partner, Mark Ballas, VanZant returned to a UFC-inspired Octagon to dance the Paso Doble, which included an array of elbows, knees and other mixed martial arts (MMA) moves. The number earned a 23 (out of 30), which was down one point from last week's score.

Judge Len Goodman was the one who was slightly down on VanZant's performance, saying, "You're a great teacher and a great choreographer. For me, it didn't look like a Paso Doble."

VanZant has not been back inside a real Octagon since her submission loss to Rose Namajunas at UFC Fight Night 80 back in Dec. 2015. In the meantime, she will live to dance another day next week, with fellow contestant Mischa Barton getting sent home early this evening.

To see who else is competing on this season of DWTS click here.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the MMA Mania Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your fighting news from MMA Mania