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Paige VanZant, Rachael Ostovich Added To BKFC Event

Both Paige VanZant and Rachael Ostovich will be part of a press event ahead of Saturday night's BKFC 18 event.

Former UFC fighters Paige VanZant and Rachael Ostovich will square off at Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship later this year.

On Friday, the two will join up with other athletes set for BKFC on Saturday for a press event.

BKFC takes place from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino with four title fights going down. The card airs live on FITE PPV with prelims streaming free on the BKFC YouTube channel.

In the heavyweight division, BKFC World Champion ‘The Mexicutioner’ Joey Beltran, (4-1-1, 2 KOs), fighting out of Carlsbad, CA will make the second defense of his title against Sam ‘The Hillbilly Hammer’ Shewmaker, (4-1-1, 3 KOs), of Gravois Mills, MO.

Competing for the vacant BKFC Cruiserweight World Title, South Florida fan favorite, Hector ‘Showeather’ Lombard, (2-0, 1 KO), of Miami, FL clashes with ‘Diesel’ Joe Riggs, (3-0-1), fighting out of Phoenix, AZ.

In the featherweight division, Miami warrior Luis ‘Baboon’ Palomino, (3-0, 2 KOs), faces Great Britain villain and the country’s bare-knuckle champion, Tyler ‘The Tornado’ Goodjohn, (1-0) for the BKFC World Title.

Two of South Florida’s most in-demand fighters, Thiago ‘The Pitbull’ Alves, (1-0), of Coconut Creek, FL and ‘The Monster’, Uly ‘3 Seconds’ Diaz, (2-0, 2 KOs) of Miami, FL will battle for the vacant BKFC Middleweight World Title.

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