Paige VanZant set to fight Felice Herrig for UFC strawweight title in Newark

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(PIX11)-- Newcomer Paige VanZant looks to derail veteran Felice Herrig for the United Fighting Championship strawweight belt this weekend in Newark.

One of the rising stars in the division, the athletic VanZant could use big-name victory against Herring, who has an extensive background in kickboxing.

VanZant doesn't think her lack of experience will be a factor against Herrig on Saturday, saying she's used to being on "stage" because of her dancing experience and quick burst into the UFC scene.

Herrig also explained her "not lasting in the house" comments regarding VanZant's bid for the "The Ultimate Fighter 20," citing she would have probably faced a top seed and lost.

Their highly-anticipated fight begins at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Prudential Center.