Paige VanZant’s anticipate bare knuckle boxing debut went down on Friday at “Bare Knuckle FC: KnuckleMania,” but she did not get a winning result.
VanZant came out on the losing end of a unanimous decision to Britain Hart after five, two-minute rounds inside the ring at Bert’s Barracuda Harley-Davidson in Clearwater, Fla. It was her first combat sports appearance since parting ways with the UFC in 2020.
Check out the top Twitter reactions to VanZant’s loss to Hart below.
Call me crazy but this is the first fight tonight that… actually resembles a boxing match?
— CagePotato (@cagepotatomma) February 6, 2021
PVZ getting beat up in these clinches. Lots of her punches coming up short.
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) February 6, 2021
Britain Hart looks like some sort of alternate-universe PVZ who drank and smoked and hung out with the wrong crowd
— Dave Doyle (@davedoylemma) February 6, 2021
VanZant takes the last round, but I have it 49-46 for Hart. We’ll see if the judges agree. #KnuckleMania
— Rob Tatum (@RobTatum303) February 6, 2021
Appropriately Britain Hart got the decision win
— Al Bernstein (@AlBernstein) February 6, 2021
Well, as far as MMA fighters transitioning to boxing, all eyes are on you now Benjamin Askren. Don’t let us down. God bless. #KnuckleMania
— MacMally🍀 (@MacMallyMMA) February 6, 2021
Good win for Hart. PVZ didn’t look bad, actually. But she was trying to box in a bare knuckle fight. #KnuckleMania
— Mike Jackson, Esq. (@TheTruthJackson) February 6, 2021
Britain Hart: “I’m not a person. I’m not. I’m a fucking feeling. And all you guys are going to feel it. … You knocked my teeth out. Good thing sharks can grow back their teeth. I made this moment about the people who believe, not the people who don’t believe”
— Oscar Willis (@oscarswillis) February 6, 2021
So can just anyone get in the ring and start trouble after a BKFC fight? Security seems … lax.
— Ben Fowlkes (@benfowlkesMMA) February 6, 2021
Is this #bkfc or the Jerry Springer show lol? What is going on? 😄
— Mike Pierce (@MikePierce170) February 6, 2021