Former UFC fighter Paige VanZant has signed a four-fight, exclusive contract with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, according to ESPN's Ariel Helwani.
VanZant's contract with UFC ended in July after she lost to Amanda Ribas via submission at UFC 251. UFC never entered in "serious talks" to re-sign VanZant prior to her final fight, per Helwani.
"Contract Signed," VanZant wrote on Instagram on Wednesday. "About to change the game."
Though VanZant's debut date with Bare Knuckle FC is not yet confirmed, the promotion's plan is reportedly for her to compete in November. Her deal with Bare Knuckle FC is worth over $1 million with additional incentives, per Helwani.