The world of Bare Knuckle takes center stage this week as Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 19 takes place on Friday at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.
The main event features BKFC's marquee star, Paige VanZant, as she meets Rachael Ostovich in a rematch. They first squared off at a UFC Fight Night event in January 2019 with VanZant winning via second-round submission. Now, VanZant and Ostovich will do battle with taped fists to settle the score on who is the better striker.
“Since their tremendous fight in the UFC two years ago, combat sport fans have long expected a rematch between Paige VanZant and Rachael Ostovich,” Dave Feldman said, President of BKFC. “These two beautiful women have shown how tough and skilled they are and each have wanted the rematch to truly settle the score, once and for all.”
After becoming a free agent in 2020, VanZant had a choice of where to go. She tested the waters and talked with every major combat sports promotion before ultimately deciding to sign with BKFC. VanZant made her much anticipated BKFC debut in February during Super Bowl weekend against Britain Hart, but came up short losing via unanimous decision.
Ostovich went 1-3 in her UFC run, coming up short in her last three contests. Those setbacks led to Ostovich being released by the organization. She signed with BKFC in April and set her sights on gaining a measure of revenge against VanZant.
Will VanZant be able to secure her first BKFC victory? Or does Ostovich spoil the plans?
Here's everything you need to know about Paige VanZant's fight at Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 19.
When is Paige VanZant vs. Rachael Ostovich?
- Date: Friday, July 23
- Time: 11:00 p.m. ET
VanZant vs. Ostovich takes place on Friday, July 23. Pay-per-view coverage starts at 8 p.m. ET with VanZant and Ostovich expected to enter the ring at around 11:00 p.m. ET, depending on the length of the previous main card bouts.
Paige VanZant vs. Rachael Ostovich PPV cost, TV, streaming info
BKFC 19 can be watched on pay-per-view (check with your cable/satelitte provider).
BKFC 19 will be streamed around the world on FITE.TV or on the BKTV app.
Where is Paige VanZant vs. Rachael Ostovich taking place?
Paige VanZant vs. Rachael Ostovich takes place at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, FL.
Paige VanZant vs. Rachael Ostovich fight card
- Paige VanZant vs. Rachael Ostovich
- Arnold Adams vs. Michael Terrill
- Blue Face vs. Kane Trujillo
- Britain Hart vs. Jenny Savage
- Taylor Starling vs. Cassie Robb
- Abdiel Velazquez vs. Geane Herrera
- Nick Ireland vs. DK Money
- Terry Janoski vs. Richard Carsten
- Josh Sikes vs. Tony Soto
- Chris Jensen vs. Kyle McElroy
- Evil Hero vs. Dakota Olave
- Jared Warren vs. Zion Tomlinson
- Sky Moiseichik vs. Jorge Gonzalez