Former UFC star Paige VanZant has a date booked for her subsequent combat

Former UFC star Paige VanZant is about to make her debut in Naked Knuckle Preventing Championship on February 5, 2021.

In a latest social media publish, VanZant confirmed that she has signed a combat settlement with Naked Knuckle FC, and will probably be competing within the promotion for the primary time on the date talked about above.

VanZant, 26, was launched from the UFC after her combat in opposition to Amanda Ribas at UFC 251 in July. “12 Gauge” signed a four-bout contract with Naked Knuckle FC within the following month, and had been in search of an opponent since then.

VanZant isn’t the one former UFC star to have joined Naked Knuckle FC. Notable fighters like Joe Riggs, Bec Rawlings and Artem Lobov, who’ve fought within the UFC earlier than, are additionally competing in Naked Knuckle FC.

Who will Paige VanZant face in her debut?

UFC Fight Night: Herrig v VanZant
UFC Battle Night time: Herrig v VanZant

Although Paige VanZant’s opponent has not been formally introduced but, she is going to seemingly be going up in opposition to Britian Hart, in line with MMA Preventing. Hart, knowledgeable boxer, enjoys a 1-2 document in Naked Knuckle FC, with the only victory coming in her final combat in opposition to Randine Elkholam in November 2020.

VanZant made her UFC debut in 2014 in opposition to Kailin Curran and went on a three-fight win streak earlier than struggling a loss by the hands of Rose Namajunas. She rebounded with a victory in opposition to Bec Rawlings however would succumb to a pair of defeats in her subsequent two outings. VanZant then defeated Rachael Ostovich and fell quick in opposition to Amanda Ribas in what could be her final UFC combat.

Nonetheless, what stays to be seen now could be whether or not VanZant would have the ability to cling in with the perfect at Naked Knuckle FC or not. The 26-year-old had beforehand admitted that she isn’t essentially identified for her grappling abilities, and that she has a knack for hanging effectivity. At Naked Knuckle FC, the fighters can not throw elbows, kicks, or knees, and the foundations are largely just like boxing.

With that mentioned, VanZant would certainly want to boost her boxing abilities to seek out success at Naked Knuckle FC.

Printed 01 Jan 2021, 06:20 IST

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