The Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship heads to the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa for BKFC 19 on Friday, July 23rd, with a card that mixes actual fighters with social media influencers who will step into the ring. The preliminary card starts at 7 p.m. ET and the main card starts at 8 p.m. The even will air via live stream on FITE.tv.
The main event has former UFC flyweight star Paige VanZant taking on fellow non-renewed octagon’er Rachael Ostovich. In January of 2019 VanZant stopped Ostovich in MMA with an armbar win, but now they’ll be in the middle of a ring without gloves.
VanZant is 9-5 in her MMA career, and lost her bare knuckle debut to Britain Hart earlier this year. However she has beaten Ostovich previously, who is just 4-6 as a combat sports athlete and is making her bare knuckle debut. Ostovich has over 700,000 followers on Instagram, and while some of these fights have had plenty of trash talk, both VanZant and Ostovich have kept it respectful so far.
Most people might be here for the influencer fights, including rapper Blue Face taking on TikTok star Kane Trujillo. TikTok’ers Evil Hero and Dakota Olave are also involved, with YouTube star Nick Ireland facing DK Money as well.
Here is the complete card for BKFC 19 live from the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa:
125 lbs: Paige VanZant vs. Rachael Ostovich
265 lbs.: Arnold Adams vs. Michael Terrill
150 lbs.: Blue Face vs. Kane Trujillo
125 lbs.: Britain Hart vs. Jenny Savage
125 lbs.: Taylor Starling vs. Cassie Robb
125 lbs.: Abdiel Velazquez vs. Geane Herrera
145 lbs.: Nick Ireland vs. DK Money
185 lbs.: Terry Janoski vs. Richard Carsten
165 lbs.: Josh Sikes vs. Tony Soto
265 lbs.: Chris Jensen vs. Kyle McElroy
140 lbs.: Evil Hero vs. Dakota Olave
185 lbs.: Jared Warren vs. Zion Tomlinson
145 lbs.: Sky Moiseichik vs. Jorge Gonzalez
185 lbs.: Jay Jackson vs. Damon Bell
155 lbs.: Brandon Allen vs. Jordan Nash