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Midnight Mania! Paige VanZant to fight out BKFC contract in early 2022

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Paige VanZant will be returning to the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) ring in early 2022.

This is according to BKFC president David Feldman, who told that VanZant will be fulfilling the last fight on her current contract. The former UFC fighter came over to BKFC in Aug. 2020 with the hope of becoming the promotion’s biggest star. However, VanZant has lost her first two bare knuckle fights and now stands the chance of going winless in her post-UFC venture.

“We are in talks with Paige and we will be bringing her back in early 2022,” said Feldman. “It is heartbreaking for her to lose her first two fights but she is putting her heart back into this thing. We will work out a deal in the next week or so and you will see Paige VanZant back in the BKFC ring.”

Feldman isn’t sure who VanZant will fight in her return to the BKFC ring, but it likely isn’t going to be a rematch against Rachael Ostovich. The promotion will find a new opponent for what could be VanZant’s final bare knuckle fight. What she does after that is anyone’s guess.

“We could put it out to the fans to see if they want it. I’m not sure how much interest there is,” said Feldman when asked about a rematch between VanZant and Ostovich. “It was a good fight, but there are a lot of other fights for both Paige and Rachael Ostovich. Why do the same thing again? It wasn’t like it was a nailbiter. Paige did well in that fight but Rachael fight more aggressively. There are a lot of options for Paige VanZant so we will see who she fights next but she will fight out her deal.”


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