PAIGE VANZANT and Rachael Ostovich will renew their rivalry this weekend in the most glamorous fight in bare-knuckle boxing history.
The former UFC flyweights will commerce heavy leather-based once more early on Saturday morning in the primary occasion of BKFC 19 in Tampa, Florida.
Ostovich is additionally a fan of posting beautiful pics on social media
The pair, 27 and 30 respectively, locked horns with each other two-and-a-half years in the past at UFC Fight Night 143 in Brooklyn.
PVZ obtained the higher of the Ostovich that evening on the Barclays Center, submitting her with a second-round armbar.
Rather a lot has modified for each ladies since their first conflict, and SunSport is available to provide the lowdown forward of their second bout.
Both VanZant and Ostovich got their marching orders by the UFC in 2020.
MMA’s main promotion opted in opposition to providing VanZant a brand new contract following her submission loss to Amanda Ribas final July.
Ostovich, in the meantime, was given the boot after her third-round TKO loss to Gina Mazany final November.
VanZant left the UFC with a report of eight victories and 5 defeats to her title, whereas Ostovich’s stood at 4-6 after her December launch.
Rachael Ostovich suffered a second-round TKO loss in her ultimate UFC outingCredit: Getty
VanZant has made a fairly penny following the expiration of her contract with the UFC.
Not solely did she signal a profitable multi-fight take care of BKFC – who she claims pay her ten instances greater than what she earned in the octagon – she arrange her personal unique fan web site.
And she lately claimed she’s made extra money promoting racy snaps and pictures on her website – which she launched in February – than she did in any of her earlier fights.
She stated: “I’ll say after I signed with BKFC, the bare-knuckle boxing, I used to be making extra money than I had made in my complete UFC profession.
“Now I’m making extra money than my complete BKFC contract in like a month. It’s fairly loopy.”
Ostovich has additionally capitalised on the profitable gig, launching her personal member’s web site in March.
Now I’m making extra money than my complete BKFC contract in like a month
Paige VanZant on her members solely web site
RACY SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS
As effectively as holding followers up to date with their coaching on social media, VanZant and Ostovich usually use their social media accounts to submit racy images.
Whether or not it’s bikini footage or images from modelling shoots, the pair aren’t shy in sharing titillating snaps with their legion of followers.
VanZant presently boasts a whopping 2.9million followers on Instagram, whereas Ostovich presently has slightly below 750,000.
The former TUF star arrange her web site in MarchCredit score: Instagram/Rachael Ostovich
BKFC moved rapidly to snap up VanZant after it emerged the UFC wouldn’t renew her contract.
The promotion handed the American Top Team standout a profitable multi-fight deal, which kicked off together with her February showdown with Britain Hart.
VanZant got here up brief in her maiden BKFC outing, struggling a unanimous choice loss to veteran Hart.
Ostovich, in the meantime, was signed by BKFC in April, though she’s not but competed for the promotion.
She launched a calendar for 2021
WHAT THEY’VE SAID
VanZant is anticipating her second conflict with Ostovich to not in any method resemble their first fight, saying: “Going into this, it’s not a rematch as a result of it’s a totally totally different model of combating.
“It’s bare-knuckle boxing, it’s not MMA… I’m not terrified of how laborious she hits as a result of I’ve been hit by her earlier than.”
Ostoovich stated of her second encounter with PVZ: “I did really feel like I used to be the higher striker in our final fight.
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How Paige VanZant and Rachael Ostovich stack up forward of their rematchCredit: SUNSPORT
“I went into that fight, I had a damaged orbital going into that fight so I wasn’t attempting to face together with her, so I stored taking her down.
“There was a whole lot of grappling there.
“When I seemed again at my fight together with her, I want I might have stood up extra. I’m excited for this boxing match as a result of it is simply arise.”
Paige VanZant works out in the ring forward of Rachael Ostovich fight