This will be the second bare knuckle fight for VanZant since her high profile signing with BKFC in 2020. She announced her new home after fighting out her deal with the UFC with a loss to Amanda Ribas at UFC Fight Night: Lee vs. Oliveira last March (the first event to go on without a crowd due to the COVID-19 pandemic).
VanZant’s first BKFC appearance was a loss to Britain Hart. Hart will be facing Jenny Savage on the undercard at this event.
This is Ostovich’s first bare knuckle fight. She left the UFC in late 2020 after a loss to Gina Mazany at UFC on ESPN: Smith vs. Clark.
VanZant and Ostovich fought each other in January 2019 on the main card of UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw at Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center. VanZant won that bout with a second round.
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Paige VanZant (129.8) vs. Rachael Ostovich (129.9)
Arnold Adams (250.1) vs. Michael Terrill (235.5)
Blueface (155) vs. Kane Trujillo (151.4)
Britain Hart (123.7) vs. Jenny Savage (124.8)
Taylor Starling (125.1) vs. Cassie Robb (121.7)
Abdiel Velazquez (125.5) vs. Geane Herrera (125.1)
Nick Ireland (183.6) vs. DK Money (189.9)
Terry Janoski (184.8) vs. Richard Carsten (184.4)
Josh Sikes (165.7) vs. Tony Soto (164.5)
Chris Jensen (262.5) vs. Kyle McElroy (242)
Evil Hero (139.9) vs. Dakota Olave (138.3)
Jared Warren (184.7) vs. Zion Tomlinson (186)
BKFC 19 Prelims Card (7 p.m. ET):
Jay Jackson (184.6) vs. Damon Bell (184.1)
Branden Allen (155.4) vs. Jordan Nash (162.9)