Former UFC star Paige VanZant made headlines last month when she an extremely lucrative deal with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. The famed mixed martial artist, who left the UFC for a four-fight deal with BKFC, is now expected to make her debut with the promotion in November.
“It should be the debut of Paige,” BKFC President David Feldman told MMA Fighting about her debut with the card currently expected on Nov. 14. “I know she was sick recently, so we’re going to see if she’s going to be able to get back into training, or if we have to push it.
“That will also be Jim Alers vs. Luis Palomino and Johnny Bedford vs. Dat Nguyen. So we’re going to have at least two world championship fights on that card and I think we’re also going to have a women’s championship fight on that card as well. It’s going to be a tremendous couple months for us.”
“12 Gauge” VanZant went 8-5 in her professional mixed martial arts career and was submitted in the first round by Amanda Ribas in her last UFC outing back in July.
Paige VanZant had been vocal in the past about wanting more pay from the UFC, often stating that she had been making more money pushing products on Instagram than she was inside the octagon.
While with the UFC, VanZant went 5-4, recording wins over the likes of Bec Rawlings, Felice Herrig, Rachael Ostovich, Alex Chambers, and Kailin Curran.