Former UFC fighter Paige VanZant will make her Bare Knuckle FC appearance on February 27 in Albuquerque, BKFC president David Feldman confirmed her return in a recent interview with journalist Curran Bhatia.
However, the promotion hasn’t yet decided who she will fight. It is expected to be finalized in the coming months.
The former UFC star last fought to Rachael Ostovich at BKFC 19 in February 2021.
Ostovich beat VanZant on the latter’s BKFC debut via a unanimous decision at the Knucklemania event. This was VanZant’s long-awaited return to combat sports after she bid farewell to her UFC career following a loss to Amanda Ribas at UFC 251.
She was expected to share the ring with Charisa Sigala this August, but the fight was scrapped due to an undisclosed reason. The promotion later revealed that the fight was canceled due to some issue that stemmed from VanZant’s team.
Since her last BKFC fight, VanZant made her professional wrestling debut in All Elite one of the most intriguing female martial artists.