Former UFC athlete Paige VanZant has had a less-than-ideal run at the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship so far. The former mixed martial artist is currently winless at the promotion despite having fought twice.
'12 Guage' made her BKFC debut in February 2021 against current No.1-ranked flyweight contender Britain Hart Beltran at BKFC: Knuckle Mania. VanZant lost the fight via a unanimous decision.
Watch Paige VanZant's BKFC debut below:
The 28-year-old made her second walk to the circular ring in her July 2021 fight against fellow UFC alumni Rachael Ostovich at BKFC 19, where she once again succumbed to a unanimous decision loss.
Interestingly, VanZant holds a victory over Ostovich in MMA. When the duo met in the octagon at UFC Fight Night 143, '12 Guage' locked in a perfect armbar at the halfway point of the second round to submit her fellow American.
Watch VanZant vs. Ostovich below:
Although Paige VanZant was booked to face Charisa Sigala on two occasions, at BKFC 27 and BKFC 31, the fights were ultimately canceled.
Despite the recent setbacks in her combat sports career, the 28-year-old's stock has barely declined. Earlier this year, '12 Guage' signed with All Elite Wrestling (AEW).
She has also found immense success in the online content subscription service OnlyFans. According to a report by the Daily Star, since opening her account earlier this September, the fighter has garnered almost half a million likes from just 122 posts on the platform.
What is Paige VanZant's UFC record?
Although Paige VanZant's UFC record pales in comparison to some of the all-time greats, the 28-year-old run in the world's largest MMA promotion is nothing to be scoffed at. '12 Guage's UFC record stands at 5 wins against 4 losses.
The American even holds a win against MMA veteran Felice Herrig. During her career, she also faced the likes of former two-time strawweight champion Rose Namajunas and former Invicta atomweight champion Michelle Waterson.
VanZant had a dream start to her UFC career, raking up three back-to-back wins during 2014-15. However, the latter stages of her career were riddled with losses. In her last fight at American promotions, the 28-year-old suffered a first-round submission defeat to Amanda Ribas. She has two submissions, two knockouts, and one decision win in the premier MMA promotion. Her overall mixed martial arts record is a modest 8-5.
Watch VanZant's MMA highlights below: