Paige VanZant and Rachael Ostovich will run issues again, however on a unique stage.
VanZant meets Ostovich at Naked Knuckle FC’s July 23 occasion in a rematch from their January 2019 MMA bout that VanZant received by first-round armbar at UFC Struggle Night time 143. This time, will probably be an all-out standup battle when the not too long ago signed Ostovich makes her bareknuckle debut.
Two individuals with data of the matchup not too long ago advised MMA Junkie of the reserving. Thursday, the promotion made an official announcement. MMA Preventing had beforehand reported the matchup was a risk.
VanZant made her BKFC debut in February and misplaced to Britain Hart by unanimous resolution in a 125-pound contest within the “BKFC: KnuckleMania” primary occasion. Though VanZant got here up quick, she was in a position to rally late to win the ultimate spherical on the judges’ scorecards. She expressed her want for a fast turnaround and might be assembly a well-recognized face this summer time.
Ostovich, who signed with BKFC in April, parted methods with the UFC in December following a three-fight dropping skid. The 30-year-old “Final Fighter 26” alum most not too long ago was seen in motion this previous November, when she was stopped by Gina Mazany at UFC on ESPN 18.