BLOODBATH! Taylor Starling and Charisa Sigala Stun Everyone at BKFC

Published 02/06/2021, 8:12 AM EST


Last night’s Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship event saw former UFC flyweight Paige VanZant make her much-anticipated promotional debut. VanZant lost via unanimous decision despite her valiant efforts. But it was two other ladies that stole the show on last night’s BKFC fight card.

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Taylor Starling and Charisa Sigala threw over 500 strikes combined, leaving each other a bloody mess. Ultimately, Starling won via unanimous decision on the judges’ scorecard. The flyweight clash certainly turned out to be the fight of the night, for sure.

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The 5-round war kicked off the card, and it was suiting of an opener. In a back-and-forth battle, both fighters left their all inside the ring and proved their mettle.

Starling was given two dominant rounds where he knocked down her opponent, Sigala, to the ground. Starling threw fewer strikes than her opponent, but landed more efficient and damaging shots. She landed 70 of her 214 shots, compared to Sigala’s 67 of 298 punches.

In a battle for the ages, both fighters showed what bare knuckle fighting is actually all about, and how much resilience it takes for a fighter to step inside the rings. A true display of heart, grit, courage, and skill was on display last night. These are the battles that fans love to see. One might find similarities between this match and UFC’s fight between Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Weili Zhang last year.

Paige VanZant finally made her much anticipated BKFC debut

’12 Gauge’ finally stepped inside the ring for her new promotion against Britain Hart. VanZant started her fight really well, troubling Hart with her rejuvenated striking. But as the rounds progressed, Hart took control of things and eventually won a unanimous decision. Nevertheless, VanZant has certainly shown promise and glimpses of her talent. One can expect only better things to come from her.

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Despite a bloody and ruthless night of fighting, it was great to see fighters embracing and comforting each other in the end. They signified the true meaning of combat sport, where it’s all said and done after the competition ends.

What did you make of the bloodbath between Taylor Starling and Charisa Sigala? Let us know your thoughts.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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