Taken From WWE Attitude Era, Paige VanZant To Box Social Media Influencer For Title

Paige VanZant

In what will definitely draw the male viewers to the screen, DAZN and Misfits Boxing has confirmed Paige VanZant will face Elle Brooke.

The two are scheduled for May 25 for the women’s middleweight title. Along with VanZant challenging Brooke, former NFL player Le’Veon Bell battles Tristan Hamm. The event takes place from Houston’s NRG Arena.

VanZant, who has turned heads since turning to social media, has not fought since 2021. That bout came in bare-knuckle boxing, as she lost to Rachael Ostovich.

During her UFC run, VanZant went 5-3 including a win over Ostovich. She also fought the likes of Rose Namajunas, Michelle Waterson and Felice Herrig.

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But after leaving MMA in 2020, VanZant turned her attention to building her own fan base. She started a website geared towards promoting her body.

Along with husband Austin Vanderford, the two constantly update what they are doing.


Brooke, meanwhile, is the reigning champion and an OnlyFans model. She is 2-0 in boxing with both wins being knockouts.

The 26-year-old has quite the social media following herself. And has also appeared in numerous other “adult” themed videos.

Paige VanZant Returns For Misfits Boxing

Launched in 2021, the promotion is led by KSI and Wasserman Boxing. In 2023, they signed a five-year contract with DAZN for events. That includes two pay-per-view cards each year.

Two cards in England and one in Nashville have taken place already this year.

For VanZant, she has yet to fight professionally in boxing. She made two appearances for Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship in 2021, losing both.

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