Paige VanZant’s bare-knuckle debut didn’t go according to plan in the main event of BKFC: KnuckleMania. The former UFC strawweight never got going against Britain Hart, struggling to close the distance throughout the fight whilst Hart worked well in the clinch. Despite an onslaught in the fifth round that saw VanZant land her best punches of the whole fight, it was too late for “12 Gauge” and Hart won a one-sided unanimous decision (49-46 x3).
Check out Nate Wilcox’s play-by-play of the fifth round of Paige VanZant vs. Britain Hart.
Round 5 - Hart keeping her jab in PVZ’s face. PVZ comes in but eats a right. PVZ swinging hooks. Lands twice. They clinch, Hart doing all the scoring inside. PVZ finally lands an uppercut in the clinch. PVZ throwing hart and landing combos. Hart with a right. Back to the clinch. PVZ came closer but still lost the round. 50-45 Hart.
Watch the highlights below (and watch it quick):
nice body work #KnuckleMania #BKFC pic.twitter.com/VP4Mq6Qebr— Pucc0 (@ppucc0) February 6, 2021
Watch the robbery come #KnuckleMania #BKFC pic.twitter.com/ePQDxhl6oA— Pucc0 (@ppucc0) February 6, 2021
LFG Hart #KnuckleMania #BKFC pic.twitter.com/qIGRy3P5t9— Pucc0 (@ppucc0) February 6, 2021
Wrap it up. Here's the post fight promo of the year.— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) February 6, 2021