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UFC and Invicta vet Pearl Gonzalez signs with BKFC

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Dave Mandel, Invicta FC

Pearl Gonzalez is the latest Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships signing.

The promotion on Thursday announced a multi-fight deal with the UFC and Invicta FC vet, who went 4-2 with the all-female Invicta, most recently losing a decision to future UFC signee Miranda Maverick. Terms of Gonzalez’s deal were not disclosed.

Gonzalez was set to fight for the vacant Invicta flyweight championship this past November against Erin Blanchfield, but she contracted COVID-19 and was forced out of the bout.

“I made the biggest sacrifice of my life, packed up everything and moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., permanently to train with the greatest female boxer in the world, Amanda Serrano,” Gonzalez stated in a press release. “I promise to dedicate my life to becoming the next BKFC World Champ and couldn’t be happier to start this new chapter in my life!”

Details on Gonzalez’s debut and the weight class in which she’ll compete will be released at a future date. The flyweight division in MMA overlaps with women’s featherweight in boxing, which would place her in the same division in which high-profile signee Paige VanZant joined this past year.