The promotion confirmed the news on Tuesday, following heavy speculation linking “12 Gauge” to Clark.
OFFICIAL! St. Louis, we have a good one for you.
— UFC (@ufc) November 29, 2017
“OFFICIAL! St. Louis, we have a good one for you. It’s
@PaigeVanzantUFC vs @MissJessyJess on Jan 14. #UFCSTL,” the post to the official UFC account read.
VanZant pulled out of a UFC 216 fight with Jessica Eye due to a combination of ear infections, a herniated disc, ringworm, a sinus infection and pink eye. The 23-year-old then tweeted in November that she would walk into a UFC title shot against the inaugural UFC women’s flyweight champion, who is set to be crowned this Friday on The Ultimate Fighter season 26 finale.