Paige VanZant and Rachael Ostovich during weigh-ins for UFC Brooklyn. | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images
Rachael Ostovich got her first win under the BKFC banner with a unanimous decision victory over Paige VanZant. Rachael Ostovich was victorious in her debut at Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) on Friday night. The former UFC star and promotional newcomer defeated Paige VanZant in the main event of BKFC 19 by way of unanimous decision.
The fight between Ostovich and VanZant was a back-and-forth affair, but the Hawaiian got the better of her opponent in most of the exchanges. Ostovich actually stunned VanZant with a right hand in the fourth round and kept landing that right hand until the final bell. Ostovich wins her first BKFC fight, while VanZant sees her second straight setback inside the ring.
The co-main event between heavyweights Arnold Adams and Michael Terrill ended with a third-round knockout after the former landed a short left hand in the clinch on the latter, who did not answer the mandatory eight count delivered by referee Dan Miragliotta. Adams, who was the inaugural heavyweight champion of BKFC, expects to compete for the championship again and the win over Terrill puts him in a better position to do so.
The return of Britain Hart was also successful. The woman (or feeling) who handed VanZant her first loss in bare-knuckle boxing extended her win streak to three as she earned a third-round technical knockout over Jenny Savage.
Main Card Results:
Rachael Ostovich def. Paige VanZant by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)
Arnold Adams def. Michael Terrill by KO at 0:38 of round 3
Britain Hart def. Jenny Savage by TKO at 1:55 of round 3
Taylor Starling def. Cassie Robb by TKO at 0:28 of round 1
Geane Herrera def. Abdiel Velazquez by TKO at 0:14 of round 2
Blueface def. Kane Trujillo by unanimous decision
Nick Ireland def. DK Money by majority decision
Evil Hero def. Dakota Olave by unanimous decision
Terry Janoski def. Richard Carsten by TKO at 1:55 of round 1
Tony Soto III def. Josh Sikes by unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 48-47)
Jared Warren def. Zion Tomlinson by KO at 1:14 of round 1
Preliminary Card Results:
Jay Jackson def. Damon Bell by KO at 1:58 of round 3
Chris Jensen def. Kyle McElroy by TKO at 1:17 of round 1
Jordan Nash def. Branden Allen by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)