Former UFC star and Instagram sensation Paige VanZant made her Bare Knuckle debut last night in a main event clash with Britain Hart that went the distance.
Paige was making a much anticipated debut on last night’s main card at ‘Knucklemania’ in Clearwater Florida. Her 2.7 million followers on Instagram were keen to see Paige get on back into the ring after leaving the UFC in mid 2020.
The fight ended with a unanimous decision in Britain’s favour as the fighter took apart Paige’s fight plan from the very beginning landing multiple body shots and dominating the clinch.
After the fight Britain was interviewed in the ring and revealed that Paige was one of her idols in fighting and it meant so much to fight her.
“This is as big as you make it. Paige VanZant was an idol to me, because she’s pretty and showed you can break the limits,” Hart said in her post-fight interview as quoted by MMAJunkie.
“I was not going to let Paige VanZant outwork me. You cannot outwork me.”
— Bare Knuckle FC (@bareknucklefc) February 6, 2021
The Bare Knuckle promotion will be eager to get Paige back in the ring to promote the business and improve viewership.
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