Paige VanZant signs lucrative deal with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship after UFC release

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Paige VanZant signs lucrative deal with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship after UFC release

Paige VanZant has signed a multi-fight contract with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship after her release from the UFC.

The former strawweight contender was reportedly a target for Bellator, yet it is understood she has signed a lucrative deal to enter the realm of bare knuckle boxing.

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Paige VanZant has signed a multi-fight deal with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship

ESPN reporter Ariel Helwani claims VanZant has signed a four-fight deal with BKFC, and it is understood her debut will come in November.

The deal represents a ‘significant raise’ from her UFC contract, which came to an end following her defeat to Amanda Ribas at UFC 251 last month.

President Dana White told the 26-year-old to give up on her UFC dream shortly after the defeat to Ribas, where he claimed she got ‘smoked’ following her first-round defeat.

’12 Gauge’ leaves the UFC with a 5-4 record and her pro record is 8-5 in total, but she has never boxed professionally – with or without gloves.

Amanda Ribas defeated VanZant inside one round in her final UFC fight

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Amanda Ribas defeated VanZant inside one round in her final UFC fight

BKFC infamously tried to lure both Conor McGregor and Mike Tyson to the organisation, yet were unable to do so.

Paulie Malignaggi signed with the company and faced McGregor’s teammate Artem Lobov, yet was defeated on his debut.

While Tyson’s proposed return to action prompted a rumoured $20million offer to face Wanderlei Silva, according to reports.

Eddie Hearn doesn’t think that he could promote Conor McGregor even if he is retired from UFC




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