Former UFC strawweight and flyweight contender Paige VanZant makes her bare-knuckled boxing debut tonight at BKFC Knuckle Mania. She faces Britain Hart in the main event of the evening live from Tampa Bay, Florida.
Hart takes the center of the ring and looks to be aggressive. She pushes VanZant to the ropes but can’t keep her there. Vanzant lands a nice left hook and retreats immediately, happy to let Hart be on the front foot. Hart lands a one-two that seems to rattle VanZant right before the round ends.
VanZant pressures Hart right away and looks to land early. She catches her with a right hand and a counter left hook. Hart misses on pretty much every jab and forces a clinch. VanZant lands some nice body shots in the clinch before the referee breaks them up. Both fighters trade punches in the middle of the ring as the round ends.
Hart takes the center of the ring and lands a nice right hand. VanZant forces a clinch and eats some punches for her efforts. Hart throws a lot of volume and catches VanZant with a few body shots. Both fighters clinch as the round ends.
Vanzant looks to turn the tide early in round 4. She lands a few punches early and keeps Hart on the back foot. Both fighters clinch but can’t land anything significant. VanZant misses with a one-two and eats a right hand. Left hand lands for VanZant.
Both fighters land some punches early. Hart comes back with some body shots but eats a couple of right hands from VanZant. VanZant lands a few uppercuts in the clinch and follows it up with a combination. VanZant keeps up the pace and outlands Hart once more.
Official results: Britain Hart def. Paige VanZant via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
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