ET has exclusively learned that there's a budding romance in the DWTS ballroom this season between contestant Paige VanZant and troupe member Alan Bersten -- and we've got all the details! A source close to the couple tells ET that their connection is "still new" and the attraction between the year-old UFC fighter and the year-old professional dancer has been building all season. The twosome first became close when VanZant's usual professional partner, Mark Ballas , was injured and could not dance in the second week of the season. Bersten stepped up to fill in for Ballas , and together, he and VanZant delivered one of the top dances of the week with their ultra-steamy salsa. A post shared by Alan Bersten alanbersten. A post shared by Paige VanZant paigevanzant.
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Mixed martial artist who fights in the strawweight division. She was one of 11 women signed by the UFC when it created the division. Paige is 26 years old. She has not been previously engaged. Fact: Paige VanZant is turning 27 years old in. All dating histories are fact-checked and confirmed by our users.
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By Rory Brigstock-barron For Mailonline. Paige VanZant has said she understands why fellow UFC icon Ronda Rousey is in a relationship with her team-mate, as the year-old also recently dated one of her training partners. The exciting straw-weight prospect was dating fellow Team Alpha Male fighter and UFC bantamweight Cody Garbrandt before the pair decided to put things on the back-burner and focus on their fighting careers. But with the recent revelation that Rousey and UFC heavyweight Travis Browne are an item, VanZant has said it's only natural that fighters are drawn to one and other. Paige VanZant has said that fighters are drawn to each other because of the unique nature of the sport.