Paige VanZant’s combat sports career continued to nosedive last night at BKFC 19 as she picked up a unanimous decision loss against another former UFC fighter Rachael Ostovich.
PVZ already held an armbar submission win over Ostovich back in 2019 in the Octagon, but this time around they were fighting in bareknuckle boxing, and that swung the fight in her opponents favor.
Ostovich was making her BKFC debut after being released from the UFC following a three-fight losing streak, but she looked comfortable in the ring last night as she showcased the more powerful punches, tagging PVZ repeatedly over the course of the fight with her right hand and even appearing to rock her with one in the fourth round.
As usual, VanZant was a game opponent, but her punches weren’t having the same kind of impact and ultimately the fight went to the scorecards, where Ostovich picked up a unanimous decision victory (48-47 x2, 49-46).
The move to bareknuckle boxing was always a puzzling one for PVZ as though she is certainly tough, she’s never been noted for her boxing ability, and that’s led her to two losses in the sport so far, to go with the submission loss she ended her UFC career with.
Check out all the BKFC19 results below.
Rachael Ostovich def. Paige VanZant via unanimous decision (48-47 x2, 49-46)
Arnold Adams def. Michael Terrill via third-round KO (0:38)
Britain Hart def. Jenny Savage via third-round TKO (1:55)
Taylor Starling def. Cassie Robb via first-round TKO (0:28)
Geane Herrera def. Abdiel Velazquez via second-round TKO (0:14)
Blueface def. Kane Trujillo via unanimous decision | Watch melee
Nick Ireland def. DK Money via majority decision (no scores read)
Evil Hero def. Dakota Olave via unanimous decision (no scores read)
Terry Janoski def. Richard Carsten via first-round TKO (1:55)
Tony Soto def. Josh Sikes via unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 48-47)
Jared Warren def. Zion Tomlinson via first-round KO (1:14)
Jay Jackson def. Damon Bell via third-round KO (1:58) | Watch finish
Chris Jensen def. Kyle McElroy via first-round TKO (1:17) | Watch finish
Jordan Nash def. Branden Allen via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)