Video: Paige VanZant loses Bare Knuckle FC debut via judges decision - TheMacLife

Video: Paige VanZant loses Bare Knuckle FC debut via judges decision

Paige VanZant didn’t have the debut she wanted at BareKnuckle FC’s KnuckleMania tonight.

By Oscar Willis - 6 Feb 2021

Paige VanZant’s Bare Knuckle debut didn’t go to plan.

The former UFC star made her debut with Bare Knuckle FC tonight at KnuckleMania in the main event, coming up short to Britain Hart via a unanimous judges decision. In truth, VanZant had little success during the fight, really only finding momentum in the last 30 seconds of the contest when Hart began to tire.

The rules of BKFC, which allows fighters to clinch for as long as they’re throwing strikes, appeared to hurt VanZant, who often found herself committing to tying up Hart and allowing Hart to constantly throw strikes throughout.

After the contest, Hart made an impassioned speech on the microphone.

“I’m not a person. I’m not. I’m a fucking feeling. And all you guys are going to feel it,” Hart said. “… You knocked my teeth out. Good thing sharks can grow back their teeth. I made this moment about the people who believe, not the people who don’t believe.”

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