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BKFC 19: Paige VanZant returns to take on Rachael Ostovich

Who will reign supreme?

Paige VanZant will return to the BKFC ring July 23 to take on former UFC colleague Rachael Ostovich.

The two former octagon competitors competed back in January 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 1, where VanZant, 27, picked up the armbar submission win. But the rematch will be with boxing gloves.

VanZant (0-1-0, BKFC) is looking for her first win in the BKFC ring. She lost her debut bout to Britain Hart earlier this year at BKFC 16.

Ostovich (4-6-0, UFC) is turning over a new leaf by making her BKFC debut. Her last UFC bout was in November 2020, a TKO loss to Gina Mazany. Having lost her last three octagon contests, she is looking to make a splash in the ring.

BKFC 19 is scheduled for July 23 at a location to be determined. More bouts are expected to be announced.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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