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Bec Rawlings, who sports ‘Rowdy’ history with Paige VanZant, inks new deal with BKFC

Could Rawlings avenge her 2016 loss to VanZant later this year? That may depend on the outcome of BKFC 19.

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Let’s hope Paige VanZant is getting accustomed to rematches.

The former UFC strawweight, who runs it back with Rachael Ostovich in the BKFC 19 main event later tonight (July 23) on FITE TV in Tampa, could find herself squaring off with former UFC rival Bec Rawlings later this year.

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Watch former UFC “it” girl, Paige VanZant, collide with fellow Octagon export (and former opponent) Rachael Ostovich in the main event of BKFC 19, which takes place Fri., July 23, 2021, at Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Fla., beginning at 8 p.m. ET on pay-per-view (PPV). Who will come out on top this time? Stream all the must-see action and enjoy an intense fight card that will surely put you at the edge of your seat.

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That’s because “Rowdy” is expected to make her bare-knuckle return on Oct. 22, according to BKFC head cheese David Feldman, after spending the last two years competing for Bellator MMA. Rawlings, 32, is 3-0 for BKFC with a decision win over Britain Hart from summer 2018.

Hart went on to defeat VanZant last February — just as “Rowdy” predicted.

Nothing is official at this time and any future talk of a potential rematch between VanZant and Rawlings will largely depend upon the outcome of the BKFC 19 headliner. Don’t expect Ostovich — who was submitted by “12 Gauge” in early 2019 — to serve as anyone’s pit stop.

For much more on tonight’s BKFC 19 event click here.

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