Former UFC flyweight contender, Paige ’12 Gauge’ VanZant finally has her debut outing under the BKFC (Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship) banner nailed down.
According to tonight’s report from MMA Fighting reporter, Guilherme Cruz, the Oregon native is slated to make her promotional bow on February 6th. as she draws three-fight organizational veteran, Britain Hart.
Penning a four-fight deal with the David Feldman led outfit, First Round Management stable member, VanZant transitions from mixed martial arts to bare knuckle fighting, following a six-year, nine-fight stay with the UFC.
Ending her promotional run this year at UFC 251 on ‘Fight Island’ in July, VanZant dropped an opening-round armbar defeat to streaking grappling talent, Amanda Ribas. In her final promotional victory, VanZant managed a second frame armbar finish of her own as she clashed with Rachael Ostovich at UFC Fight Night Brooklyn in January of 2019.
4-4-3 as a professional boxer, 30-year-old Utah native, Hart has featured three times under the BKFC banner, dropping defeats to Bec Rawlings, a former opponent of VanZant, as well as a loss to Christine Ferea, before a November knockout of Randine Elkholm.
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