Paige VanZant will welcome Rachael Ostovich to the bareknuckle arena when the two former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Flyweights collide at BKFC 19 on July 23, 2021.
VanZant submitted Ostovich at UFC Fight Night 143 back in Jan. 2019, which turned out to be “12 Gauge’s” last win inside the Octagon. She parted ways with UFC following her loss to Amanda Ribas at UFC 251. The former UFC “it” girl eventually made her way to Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), but dropped her debut to Britain Hart back in February of this year (video replay here). Undeterred, VanZant vowed to keep on trucking and is now looking for her first win with the promotion while trying to go up 2-0 on Ostovich.
As for the Hawaiian-born fighter, she was cut by UFC after she suffered three straight losses to Montana De La Rosa, Gina Mazany and VanZant. During her time with the Endeavor-owned promotion, Ostovich only managed to win one fight, her debut against Karine Gevorgyan.