On July 23, Bare Knuckle FC will feature a rematch between two familiar faces, formerly of the UFC. Paige VanZant is booked to knuckle up against Rachel Ostovich later this summer. The two female fighters last squared off in January 2019 where VanZant defeated Ostovich by submission via first-round armbar.
OFFICIAL: @PaigeVanZant Welcomes @RachaelOstovich to the BKFC this July at #BKFC19 pic.twitter.com/wxdEmbWG3H
— Bare Knuckle FC (@bareknucklefc) May 27, 2021
BKFC brass had knowledge of the possible matchup before making it official Thursday. VanZant made her debut with the promotion in February before losing to Britain Hart via unanimous decision at BKFC: Knucklemania. She did, however, make a surging comeback towards the end of the fight before being handed her decision. Ostovich signed with BKFC back in April following her release from the UFC in December after losing three consecutive matches.
Both ladies seek their first win inside the squared circle as VanZant has the edge in experience from her last fight against Hart. VanZant made her UFC debut back in November of 2014 and left the company with a 5-4 record while Ostovich made her UFC debut back in December of 2017, finishing up with a 1-3 record.