UFC fan favorite Paige Vanzant, who became a free agent after losing a fight against Amanda Ribas at UFC 251 in Abu Dhabi, signed a long-term agreement with Bare Knuckle FC, an organization that specializes in holding Boxing matches without gloves.
This was reported by the famous sports columnist Ariel Helvani.
“Just spoke with Paige Vanzant, who confirmed that she has signed a long-term multi-million dollar contract with BKFC,” the reporter tweeted. “She is very happy: ‘I feel like I’m biased in MMA, they think I’m just a pretty face, and I’m ready to prove them wrong and show them the person I see myself as’».
“She added that this is ‘an amazing contract and an amazing opportunity’. Obviously, Paige can’t compete in MMA yet, but she said she’s not closing the door on the sport, and added that she and her husband Austin Vanderford recently moved to Florida to train at the ATT club»
26-year-old Paige Vanzant played in the UFC since 2014 and during this time spent nine fights under the banner of the organization, having won five victories and suffered four defeats.
There is no information yet about when the girl will make her debut under the BKFC banner.
Pyotr Yan is ready to fight with Andrey Orlovsky
The current UFC lightweight champion, Pyotr Yan, who previously had a public conflict with Andrey Orlovsky, does not rule out that a personal meeting with the Belarusian heavyweight may end in a fight.
“You don’t know the whole situation. I called it as I think, and I do not refuse my words,” the Russian fighter said in an interview with Alexander Lyutikov. “I don’t know what will happen when we meet. It doesn’t make any difference. Maybe we’ll fight and I’ll beat Orlovsky»
Recall that the conflict between the fighters provoked an interview with Andrey Orlovsky, who, according to Peter Yan, commented with disdain on his victory over Jose Aldo. In response, Yan called Orlovsky “a clean skin”, after which each of the fighters spoke about the reasons for the hostility that arose between them.