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Look: Paige VanZant's Top Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Photos

Paige VanZant in the ring with gloves.

ST. LOUIS, MO - JANUARY 12: Paige VanZant holds an open workout for fans and media at the Scottrade Center on January 12, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

It's almost time for the 2022 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.

The 2022 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue will be released later this spring. On Wednesday, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit released a behind-the-scenes look at one of the photoshoots for a model in the 2022 issue.

Over the years, several big-time athletes and sports figures have posed for the iconic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.

Among them: Paige VanZant.

The former UFC star turned Bare Knuckle Boxing fighter posed for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue in 2019.

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Walter Chin/SI.

VanZant, who was one of the most-popular UFC fighters during her time with the MMA company, was photographed by Walter Chin in Puerto Vallarta.

She's one of several notable athletes to pose for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.

Other athletes, like Alex Morgan, Ronda Rousey and Serena Williams, among others, have also been featured in the issue.

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Walter Chin/SI.

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Walter Chin/SI.

The 2022 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue will be released later this year. You can view more from Sports Illustrated Swimsuit here.

Perhaps we'll see another big-time athlete or two posing this year.