Paige VanZant Returns for Misfits Boxing Title Fight vs Elle Brooke

Paige VanZant weights in for BKFC's knucklemania
Paige VanZant Credit: Bare Knuckle FC

Paige VanZant will reportedly be making her return when she makes her boxing debut in Misfits boxing against 125 lb champion Elle Brooke.

UFC veteran and social media superstar Paige VanZant will reportedly be making her combat sports return next month.  Per the DAZN broadcast, one of the reported upcoming events will be VanZant making her boxing debut at the influencer centric promotion Misfits against their 125 lb champion Elle Brooke.  The news was later confirmed by Mirror Fighting.

VanZant has not fought since 2021 where she participated in the well publicized rematch against Rachael Ostovich in BareKnuckle FC.  “12 Gauge” rose to prominence as one of the most popular prospects on the UFC roster between 2014 and 2020 where she leveraged her profile from the sport of MMA into mainstream opportunities on Dancing with the Stars, Chopped, and in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

Following her departure from the UFC, VanZant joined BKFC and made appearances on the pro-wrestling promotion AEW.  VanZant fought twice for BKFC, losing to Ostovich and Britain Hart in 2021.  Outside the cage/ring, VanZant’s profile has exploded on the Onlyfans platform where she is one of the most followed creators on the website and has admitted it is a more financially lucrative venture than her fight career.

Brooke is a highly followed creator in her own right with 2.3 million followers on TikTok and nearly a million on Instagram.  Brooke was recruited by Misfits where she made her debut in 2022.  After a brief stint in the now defunct promotion Kingpyn, she returned triumphantly to Misfits this past January where she stopped middleweight champion AJ Bunker to win the title.

No further information on the undercard or location has been announced.