Paige VanZant suffers broken arm in loss at UFC Fight Night 124

MANILA, Philippines - Paige VanZant fought through a broken right arm suffered in the first round against Jessica-Rose Clark but fought through to the third and final round, losing a decision at UFC Fight Night 124 at the Scottrade Center in St Louis on Sunday, January 14 (Monday Manila time).

VanZant revealed in a tweet that she hurt her arm while performing a spinning back fist and was unable to use it for striking as the fight wore on. VanZant fought through as best she could but found herself in the grips of a triangle choke that she could only escape thanks to the bell to end the second.

"Well... I broke my arm in the first! I was able to finish the fight but as you can see, had a hard recovering and throwing my right," VanZant (7-4) tweeted after losing by scores of 30-27 on one card and 29-28 on the other two.

"I’ll be back better and stronger than ever!  it’s all apart of the fight game. God had other plans for me," she continued before adding "darn spinning back fist."

Spinning back fist from @PaigeVanzantUFC lands, then she gets JRC to the ground! #UFCSTL pic.twitter.com/xh50dh4W4t — UFC (@ufc) January 15, 2018

Well... I broke my arm in the first! I was able to finish the fight but as you can see, had a hard recovering and throwing my right. I’ll be back better and stronger than ever!  it’s all apart of the fight game. God had other plans for me.  darn spinning back fist. pic.twitter.com/v5DhSv5YxD — Paige VanZant (@PaigeVanzantUFC) January 15, 2018

VanZant, 23, has now lost 3 of her last 4 fights while Clark (9-4) is riding a 3-fight winning streak. – Rappler.com