The Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), held another edition, last Friday (5th), in Florida. The show had as its main event the debut of Paige VanZant, the former UFC fighter, against Britain Hart. The confrontation, for the featherweight division, lasted five rounds, with Hart’s getting the victory by unanimous decision, after clearly dominating the striking, which was reflected in the judges score, 49×46 in favor of Britain.

Despite the loss, VanZant had good moments with her striking, but faced an opponent more familiar with this fighting style. Hart showed greater precision and agility with her strikes, scoring her second consecutive victory in the promotion, recovering from her two previous losses she had already suffered for BKFC. On the other hand, Paige, who had her last fight in the UFC in July, still does not know if she will continue in with BKFC or if he will return to MMA, where he has a record of eight wins and five losses.

MMA Veteran and also former UFC fighter, Chris Leben was another fighter in action last Friday. in his late 40s, the American took just over one minute to knock out Quentin Henry and was one of the highlight of the event. After the fight ended, Leben, who was in the first season of the reality show “The Ultimate Fighter”, announced his retirement from combat sports.

“What a way to end a career, huh? Thanks to Quinten and BKFC. If I had gloves, I would leave them in the ring,” said the now ex-fighter, who ends his professional MMA career with a record of 22 wins and 12 losses .


BKFC: Knucklemania
Florida in the United States
Friday, February 5, 2021

Main Card
Britain Hart defeated Paige VanZant by unanimous decision of the judges
Dat Nguyen defeated Johnny Bedford by unanimous decision of the judges
Chris Leben defeated Quentin Henry by 1R knockout
Martin Brown defeated Zach Zane via technical knockout in 2R
Lorenzo Hunt defeated Rob Morrow by 4R knockout
John Chalbeck defeated Greg Bono via 3R knockout
Haim Gozali defeated John McCallister by 2R knockout
Dillon Cleckler defeated Chris Jensen by technical knockout in 1R
Charisa Sigala defeated Taylor Starling by unanimous decision of the judges

Preliminary Card
Travis Thompson defeated Dave Morgan via technical knockout in 2R
Jarod Grant defeated Brandon Lambert via 3R knockout
Jeff Bailey defeated Drew Lipton via 1R knockout