Paige VanZant is set to make her Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships debut.
The former UFC star is being targeted for a November fight.
VanZant shared her recent health issues on social media after her husband Austin Vanderford tested positive for COVID-19.
BKFC President David Feldman revealed the promotion is planning to stack the November card with VanZant’s debut fight and will likely be the biggest card in BKFC history.
“It should be the debut of Paige,” Feldman told MMA Fighting about her debut with the card currently expected on Nov. 14. “I know she was sick recently, so we’re going to see if she’s going to be able to get back into training, or if we have to push it.
“That will also be Jim Alers vs. Luis Palomino and Johnny Bedford vs. Dat Nguyen. So we’re going to have at least two world championship fights on that card and I think we’re also going to have a women’s championship fight on that card as well. It’s going to be a tremendous couple months for us.”
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VanZant’s manager Malki Kawa told reporters on Monday that everything is on track for her to make her first BKFC appearance on time as expected.
“She’s doing better – she’s feeling way better,” Kawa said regarding VanZant’s health. “It looks like it’s going to be November.
“Worst case scenario it will be December, but it’s really going to be more up to if the team feels she’s ready for the fight and picked up all the bare-knuckle boxing nuances, that she’s learned how to do all that and gets it. But November’s the time frame.”
As of now, there is no official opponent for VanZant.
“It’s going to be sick,” Feldman said about the November card. “We’re so looking forward to that one.”