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UFC vet Rachael Ostovich signs with BKFC, could face Paige VanZant in debut

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A rematch between Rachael Ostovich and Paige VanZant could take place, this time inside the BKFC ring.

Former UFC flyweight Rachael Ostovich becomes the newest addition to the BKFC roster.
Former UFC flyweight Rachael Ostovich becomes the newest addition to the BKFC roster.
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There’s a growing number of former UFC fighters trying their hand at bare-knuckle boxing. On Tuesday, Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship announced the signing of Rachael Ostovich.

BKFC broke the news via Instagram.

The promotion has yet to make a formal announcement on Ostovich’s debut date and opponent. But close sources told MMA Fighting that a rematch against Paige VanZant is “targeted for June or July.” Negotiations are said to be ongoing.

Ostovich entered the UFC through the women’s flyweight season of the Ultimate Fighter (a.k.a TUF 26) in 2017 and compiled a 1-3 record with the company. Her last Octagon appearance took place in November against Gina Mazany, which she lost via third-round TKO.

Before that bout was her matchup with VanZant in early 2019, which she lost via second-round submission.

As for VanZant, the 27-year-old made her bare-knuckle boxing debut in February against Britain Hart. She lost via unanimous decision.