Paige VanZant’s time with the UFC may have come to an end, but her combat sports career will continue with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship.
The former UFC star has signed a multi-fight contract with the BKFC promotion. VanZant, who went 5-4-0 in the UFC, recently spoke out against being underpaid by the promotion. It seems she has found a new home willing to line her pockets appropriately. PVZ revealed the signing Instagram; meanwhile, the BKFC announced the news on the promotion's official Twitter.
Oh yes we did.— Bare Knuckle FC (@bareknucklefc) August 12, 2020
Welcome to BKFC @paigevanzant ------ pic.twitter.com/dKd1XRmP7b
ESPN reports VanZant turned down a contract with Bellator before signing with Bare Knuckle FC. Bellator currently boasts her husband, Austin Vanderford, among its roster. MMA Junkie also reports the PFL and ONE Championship were potential suitors for PVZ.
There is no word at this time as to when VanZant will make her promotional debut.