Paige VanZant’s next fight: BKFC has ‘very good things planned’ for ’12 Gauge’, but next fight could be her last if former UFC star loses


Paige VanZant is yet to win the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship after leaving the UFC and will know her next fight will be crucial.

VanZant was granted a multi-fight deal with BKFC in 2020 but remains winless in both of his fights, losing to Britain Hart and Rachael Ostovich.

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There are positives to take from both of those losses as she didn’t look out of her depth and she wasn’t knocked out or bloodied in either loss.

BKFC chairman Dave Feldman says she ‘performed well’ in fights but admits he can’t go on saying ‘she fought really well, now let’s see what happens next times”.

VanZant left the UFC in 2020 to fight exclusively with BKFC. She also appeared in All Elite Wrestling in September.

But when will ’12 Gauge’ be back in the spotlight?

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His next fight has yet to be confirmed, but the BKFC expect the former MMA star to complete the last fight of his contract.

VanZant remains a big attraction for BKFC and his next fight will likely be another headliner despite his two losses.

Feldman revealed in February 2022 that PVZ was aiming for a comeback later this year.

“She will definitely be back in late spring, early summer. One hundred percent Paige will be back,” Feldman told MMA Junkie. “We have very good things planned for her.

“The thing with Paige VanZant is that she didn’t win any fights, but she came to fight and she fought both times. She did really well. She didn’t take a step. back. And look, it’s a different sport.

“She learns it. So for her to want to fight again with her bare hands after having suffered two defeats, you have to take your hat off to the girl. I eagerly await his return. »

Paige VanZant's next fight: BKFC has 'very good things planned' for '12 Gauge', but next fight could be her last if former UFC star loses
VanZant lost her second fight as a bare knuckle fighter

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BKFC president Feldman has admitted that PVZ’s future in the sport could be in jeopardy if they suffer a third successive defeat.

“If she wins this fight, then she has a future,” Feldman said.

“If she loses this fight, she probably won’t want to do it either, and we’ll part ways amicably. But I don’t expect that to happen.

“I think she learned this trade and she has a lot of tenacity. I expect it to be even better this time.

Paige VanZant's next fight: BKFC has 'very good things planned' for '12 Gauge', but next fight could be her last if former UFC star loses
Paige VanZant has signed a multi-fight deal with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship
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