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Ex-UFC star Paige VanZant bulking up for brutal bare-knuckle boxing debut as she shows off ‘progress of hard work’

PAIGE VANZANT appears to have bulked up for her bare-knuckle boxing debut – showing off her ‘progress of hard work’.

The ex-UFC star makes her brutal switch into the ring on February 5, having signed for Bare Knuckle Boxing Fighting Championship in 2020.

Paige VanZant appears to have bulked up for her bare-knuckle boxing debut
Ex-UFC star Paige VanZant pictured in June

She will face former pro boxer Britain Hart – who is 1-2 in BKBFC.

And VanZant looks to be in fine form as she flexed her biceps on Instagram and revealed a ripped abdomen.

The American left the UFC with an 8-5 MMA record before deciding to embark on a new venture.

Hart, 30, meanwhile has boxed 11 times as a professional, with a record of 4-4-3, before her BKBFC switch in 2018.

BKBFC president David Feldman told MMAFighting: “Britain’s a real tough girl – she’s skilled, but she’s not the best technical boxer in the world

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“Paige isn’t going to have to chase her down.

“It’s going to be competitive, but I think it’s going to be a good opponent choice for Paige on her first event.

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“[Paige is] getting paid very well, and I don’t think we could have thrown her somebody that never fought bare-knuckle before, or at least someone that had a pretty well-established record.

“I don’t think the fans would have liked that. We’re going to give the fans what they want.”

VanZant will kick off her bare-knuckle career two days before the Super Bowl, which is currently scheduled for February 7 at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

As a result, the promotion are hoping to steal some attention from the NFL finale coverage before the fight.

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