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Paige VanZant now headlining UFC card with Rose Namajunas

Paige VanZant defeated Felice Herrig by unanimous decision

Paige VanZant defeated Felice Herrig by unanimous decision in a women's strawweight bout at UFC on Fox 15 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., on April 18, 2015. Credit: Mario Gonzalez

LAS VEGAS -- UFC strawweight Paige VanZant will fight fellow contender Rose Namajunas in the main event of a UFC Fight Night card on Dec. 10.

The UFC announced Thursday that Namajunas will replace Scotland's Joanne Calderwood, who is injured.

VanZant (6-1) has won four straight fights while becoming a heavily promoted star in the UFC's 115-pound division. She beat Alex Chambers with a third-round armbar at UFC 191 last month.

Namajunas (4-2) received a similar promotional push after reaching the finals of "The Ultimate Fighter" last year, losing a UFC title bout to former champion Carla Esparza.

Namajunas returned to the cage Oct. 3 after a 10-month absence, stopping Angela Hill.

VanZant and Namajunas will headline the first of three UFC fight cards on consecutive days in Las Vegas.

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