Rachael Ostovich not only earned her first promotional win at BKFC 19, but her first performance accolade as well.
Ostovich earned a unanimous decision victory over Paige VanZant in the main event of Friday night’s bare-knuckle showcase in Tampa, Fla. On Monday, BKFC announced that the flyweight matchup earned the award for the event’s “Fight of the Night.”
The Hawaiian fighter was able to exact revenge on VanZant after “12 Gauge” picked up a second-round submission win of Ostovich in the octagon at UFC on ESPN+ 1 in January 2019. While Ostovich picked up her first BKFC victory, VanZant dropped to 0-2 in the promotion.
In addition, Tampa-based fighter Jared Warren was awarded with a “Knockout of the Night” bonus for his brutal finish of Zion Tomlinson in the main card opener. Warren landed a huge punch that dropped Williamson, knocking him out. Williamson remained motionless on the canvas for several minutes before getting up to his feet.
Warren picked up his second first-round stoppage win and improved to 2-1 inside the BKFC ring.