Paige VanZant out of BKFC 27 on Saturday in London

Paige VanZant won’t be returning to the ring this weekend as expected.

The former UFC star is out of her fight against Charisa Sigala at Bare Knuckle FC 27 this Saturday in London. The reason for VanZant’s withdrawal isn’t clear. The plan is to rebook the fight for Oct. 15.

MMA Junkie confirmed the news Tuesday following an initial report from My MMA News.


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This bout was supposed to mark VanZant’s first fight of 2022. The last time the 28-year-old was seen in action was in July 2021 when she lost a unanimous decision to Rachael Ostovich in the main event of BKFC 19. VanZant currently sits winless in the sport of bare-knuckle boxing at 0-2 since leaving the UFC in 2020.

VanZant is mostly known for her stint in the UFC where she competed for six years. She fought 11 times in the octagon, compiling a record of 6-5.

VanZant also has dabbled in pro wrestling and made her in-ring debut this past May for AEW.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie