Rachael Ostovich executed a perfect revenge on Paige Vanzant, defeated her former foe with a Unanimous decision on Friday night in the Main Event of BKFC 19 in Florida.
The fight which was the rematch if the UFC Fight Night 143 which took place back in January 2019 was scored 48-47, 48-47, and 49-46 on the judges’ cards for Ostovich. In their first meeting Paige Vanzant was the victor, submitted Ostovich with a armbar in the second round.
The two fighters used the first two rounds to figure out their range. Ostovich landed a few big shots but Vanzant was always quick to get on the clinch and only then, was she able to land some clean shots.
Ostovich then went in to dominate the Vanzant in the third round, connecting her overhand right hand at will and did very well avoiding Vanzant’s wild shots. Ostovich with that, was able to run away with the scores on the score cards.
The 4th and 5th rounds were more of the same as Ostovich increased with confidence and was able land at will. Vanzant was able to rally back at intervals but Ostovich was already far away on the score cards to be bothered by her.
Paige Vanzant has now lost for the second time since joining the Bare Knuckle FC with a 0-2 record. Her debut back in February saw her lose a unanimous decision to Britain Hart. Ostovich on the other hand, was making her debut in the Bare knuckle promotion and engaged in her first fight since leaving the UFC in 2020.
BKFC 19 Full Card Results
Rachael Ostovich def. Paige VanZant With unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)
Arnold Adams def. Mick Terrill With knockout – Round 2, 0:38
Britain Hart def. Jenny Savage With TKO – Round 3, 1:55
Taylor Starling def. Cassie Robb With TKO – Round 1, 0:28
Geane Herrera def. Abdiel Velazquez With TKO – Round 2, 0:14
Blue Face def. Kane Trujilo With unanimous decision
Nick Ireland def. DK Money With majority decision
Evil Hero def. Dakota Olave With unanimous decision
Terry Janoski def. Richard Carsten With TKO – Round 1, 1:55
Antonio Soto def. Joshua Sikes With unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 48-47)
Jared Warren def. Zion Tomlinson via knockout – Round 1, 1:14
Jay Jackson def. Damon Bell With knockout – Round 3, 1:58
Chris Jensen def. Kyle McElroy With TKO – Round 1, 1:27
Jordan Nash def. Brandon Allen With unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)