UPDATE: Former UFC Fighter Paige VanZant Returns To The Ring Against Elle Brooke for Misfits Boxing Middleweight Title Showdown on May 25

Paige VanZant, former UFC standout, is stepping into the boxing ring for the first time against influencer Elle Brooke at the upcoming Misfits event next month.

Paige VanZant
Paige VanZant (left) and Elle Brooke (right)(Images via Instagram @PaigeVanZant and @TheDumbleDong)

Misfits Boxing confirms Paige VanZant’s debut against NSFW content creator Elle Brooke following prior speculation.

In July 2020, VanZant suffered a first-round submission loss against Amanda Ribas, dropping her UFC record to 5-4. Following the disappointing result, ‘12 Gauge’ parted ways with the promotion, ending her life-changing tenure that began in November 2014. 

The next chapter of VanZant’s combat sports journey was with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. The former UFC fighter came up short in her two fights without gloves, losing unanimous decisions against Britain Hart and Rachel Ostovich.

VanZant’s last fight was against Ostovich in July 2021. Since then, the 30-year-old dipped her toes in professional wrestling under the AEW banner before prioritizing her NSFW content on OnlyFans and other platforms. 

‘12 Gauge’ teased several returns fights but nothing has fully materialized. Luckily for her fans, VanZant is involved in rumors of an influencer boxing debut with Misfits. 

Earlier this week, the press conference for Devin Haney vs Ryan Garcia was aired on a DAZN platform. During the broadcast, a “coming up” graphic showed VanZant allegedly fighting Elle Brooke at Misfits X Series 15, which is rumored to occur on May 25.

It should be noted that VanZant, Brooke, and Misfits have not confirmed the matchup. Therefore, the rumor should be taken with a grain of salt until the promotion releases an official announcement. 

Check out the potential leaked fight announcement below:

UPDATE: Paige VanZant Set to Return in Bout Against Elle Brooke for Misfits Boxing Middleweight Title on May 25

How much experience does Elle Brooke, the rumored next opponent of Paige VanZant, have in boxing? 

Elle Brooke has fought five times in exhibition boxing matches with influencer promotions. 

Brooke, an English 26-year-old, made her boxing debut in July 2022, defeating AJ Bunker by unanimous decision at the Kingpyn event featuring Ed Matthews vs Simple Simon. Six months later, the NSFW content creator secured a first-round knockout win against Faith Ordway in her first fight under the Misfits banner. 

The next stop in Brooke’s fighting career was a two-fight stint in the Kingpyn High Stake Tournament, where she defeated Ms.Danielka before losing against Jully ‘Poca’ Oliveira by unanimous decision in the semifinals. 

Brooke’s latest fight was a rematch against AJ Bunker, with the former emerging victorious by third-round knockout for the Misfits women’s 125-pound title. Only time will tell if she will defend her throne for the first time against the more experienced Paige VanZant. 

Watch the fight-ending sequence of Brooke’s latest win against Bunker below:

Published on April 19, 2024 at 8:29 pm
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