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UK start time, TV channel and full fight card as ’12 Gauge’ faces old foe Rachael Ostovich at BKFC 19


Paige VanZant returns to Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship action this weekend when she faces off against Rachael Ostovich.

The 27-year-old MMA star made her name in the UFC but lost her last fight to Amanda Ribas at UFC 251 last summer.

Paige VanZant faces off against Rachael Ostovich in the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship this weekend

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Paige VanZant faces off against Rachael Ostovich in the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship this weekend

’12 Gauge’ then took on a new challenge by switching codes to the world of bare knuckle fighting.

But her debut didn’t go to plan as she lost to Britain Hart at BKFC KnuckleMania in February.

Now, VanZant will be looking to get her first victory in the sport at BKFC 19 this weekend as she faces fellow former UFC star Ostovich.

The 30-year-old, who will be making her BKFC debut, lost to VanZant via an armbar submission in the UFC in January 2019.

VanZant vs Ostovich: Date and how to watch

BKFC 19 will take place on Friday, July 23 and is being held at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa Bay, Florida.

The full card starts from 1am UK time and will go into the early hours of Saturday morning.

The main event of VanZant vs Ostovich should start at around 5am.

BKFC 19 will be broadcast live on Fite TV.

The full card costs $19.99 to purchase through Fite.TV. The Fite live stream starts from 1am.

The former women’s flyweight contender lost her Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship debut

The former women’s flyweight contender lost her Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship debut

VanZant vs Ostovich: Full fight card

  • Main event: Paige VanZant vs Rachael Ostovich
  • Arnold Adams vs Michael Terrill
  • Britain Hart vs Jenny Savage              
  • Taylor Starling vs Cassie Robb
  • Abdiel Velazquez vs Geane Herrera
  • Nick Ireland vs DK Money
  • Terry Janoski vs Richard Carsten
  • Josh Sikes vs Tony Soto
  • Chris Jensen vs Kyle McElroy
  • Evil Hero vs Dakota Olave
  • Jared Warren vs Zion Tomlinson
  • Sky Moiseichik vs Jorge Gonzalez

VanZant vs Ostovich: What has been said?

Paige VanZant: “I haven’t looked back honestly. I think you take those moments to look back when you think there might be something better in the past, but since I left [the UFC], my future here, everything has just gotten better and better every single second.

“I’m so excited to be with BKFC. I love boxing. I love my new gym. I love everyone I train with. There’s nothing in the past that I miss.

“I always wondered, ‘Would I miss the UFC?’ I don’t. I don’t miss it at all. I love being here, I love boxing. My life has changed in all the best ways possible.

“It’s getting further and further away. I feel like that’s a big part of my past that the door may be closed.

“I never like to say it because who knows, but right now I’m really loving just straight boxing.”


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