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Paige VanZant added to BKFC London lineup

Opponent yet to be named for Aug. 20 event at OVO Wembley Arena.

Paige VanZant has been added to the lineup for the upcoming BKFC London event taking place at the OVO Wembley Arena, London, England on Saturday, August 20.

The news was confirmed by BKFC president and CEO David Feldman during his recent visit to London. This past week, he chaired a kick-off press conference to officially launch the London event, BKFC’s first-ever venture to Europe.

"Paige VanZant will be the feature bout of the evening on this card," Feldman said. "Paige VanZant will be having her third trip into the squared circle at Wembley Arena."

It will be VanZant's first time competing in the U.K., and her addition to the card will delight her large British fanbase. The UFC veteran, model and dancer is one of the most popular female athletes in the world and a regular presence in British media.

VanZant's return to the ring has been eagerly anticipated by her huge global following, with her last bout being a close decision loss to her long-time rival Rachael Ostovich in July last year.

News of her opponent for the August 20 London bout will be announced in the near future. VanZant is also expected to visit London in the coming weeks to host a press lunch with U.K. media. 

BKFC London marks the first Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship visit to Europe. Tickets are on sale now for a card headlined by Michael "Venom" Page and "Platinum" Mike Perry in a clash of proven fight-finishers with very different styles.