Paige VanZant will make her bare-knuckle boxing debut for BKFC on February 5th, 2021.
UFC: As reported by MMA Fighting, former UFC celebrity Paige VanZant is set to make her bare-knuckle boxing debut under the BKFC (Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship) promotional banner Super Bowl weekend 2021.
President David Feldman disclosed that VanZant will compete in her first bare-knuckle boxing game for BKFC on Friday, February 5th, 2021. The Super Bowl LV is set to transpire in the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, on February 7th, 2021.
Feldman explained that given the considerable amount of media attention that the Super Bowl will get, BKFC aims at using the exact same to foster the occasion featuring VanZant.
He noticed that the mainstream press coverage of the Super Bowl in and about the areas will most certainly help BKFC divert attention for its event on Super Bowl weekend in Florida.
Paige VanZant has signed a new multi-fight, exclusive contract with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, according to sources.
More on the deal shortly.
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Paige VanZant will be one of the topmost stars for the BKFC:
asserted that Paige VanZant is likely to be booked in the main event or co-main event of the BKFC’s Super Bowl weekend battle card. Feldman said:
“She’ll definitely be in the top two (fights).”
What’s more, Feldman emphasized that after added details about the fight card have been finalized, the promotion would choose whether or not to book VanZant from the card’s headlining bout. Feldman reiterated, however, that Paige VanZant will most definitely be booked one of the very best matchups, if not in the primary event matchup of the fight card.
“Either the main event or the co-main event, we’re not 100 percent sure yet. It depends on who takes what fight. We’re going to know that in the next two or three weeks.”
He continued that the BKFC firm is well aware that VanZant could be featured in many combat sports headlines because of her long-awaited bare-knuckle boxing debut, also BKFC has to admit and respect her for the same.
Additionally, Feldman noted that VanZant has been training incredibly hard for her fight and that BKFC is set to put forth a distinctive set chronicling the former UFC fighter’s trip leading up to her very first bare-knuckle fight. The show is set to be titled Paige VanZant: Ungloved. It is going to include VanZant’s life in her house, behind-the-scenes footage out of her fight preparations, and much more in the lead-up for her debut on February 5th, 2021.
Paige VanZant’s final MMA bout was a first-round submission defeat at the hands of Amanda Ribas in July of the year. Observing this, VanZant parted ways with the UFC and signed a multi-fight contract with bare-knuckle fighting promotion BKFC.