Paige VanZant Pens Down Emotional Message to Fans After Suffering Debut BKFC Loss

Published 02/08/2021, 7:32 AM EST
TAMPA, FL – FEBRUARY 06: Paige Van Zant throws a left hand to the chin of Britain Hart during the BKFC KnuckleMania event at RP Funding Center on February 6, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)


Former UFC fighter, Paige VanZant, took to Instagram and shared a heartfelt post with fans following a recent loss. Van Zant made her debut in the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship promotion and failed to clinch the win. She faced Britain Hart in her highly anticipated debut clash and Hart clinched the unanimous decision victory.

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’12 Gauge’ penned down an emotional message to her fans as she expanded on what it meant to come out on the losing end. Additionally, she also candidly spoke on possibly re-matching Hart in the future. It seems as though the art of combat brought the two women closer as they had an explosive stare down from the get-go.

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Hart scalped 49-46 scorecards across the board, leaving no doubt that she was the victor against her high-profile opponent. Not to mention, this was Van Zant’s first venture into something other than MMA within the realm of combat sports. Her run towards the end of her UFC stint wasn’t as smooth as she would have liked, leaving her departure to be imminent.

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Despite the loss, she’s made waves with her debut and managed to go the distance with a BKFC veteran. She utilized the traditional stance switch movement to great effect and certainly had her moments in the fight. BKFC’s boss spoke out and was confident that ‘PVZ’ would bounce back from her loss, and the former UFC fighter certainly agreed.

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Paige VanZant was one of the high-profile signings that the promotion has come across by far. Not only has she built a massive fan base from her UFC tenure, but she’s also garnered a huge social media following. From Dancing with the Stars to Magazine covers, VanZant’s popularity is a major asset.

BKFC has been making massive waves as a promotion, and they seem to become a viable option for several fighters. UFC talent like Jason Knight and Artem Lobov have become mainstays of the promotion despite substandard UFC runs. In fact, BKFC were front runners to sign former Olympian Yoel Romero when he left the door of the UFC.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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