Paige VanZant vs. Elle Brooke: Live Stream and Predictions

Paige VanZant will once again enter uncharted territory in her combat sports career when she makes her traditional boxing debut against Misfits middleweight champion and British social media influencer Elle Brooke on the final card of Series X of MF and DAZN.

VanZant, who first gained notoriety in mixed martial arts, where she got off to a 6-1 start, including a 3-0 streak in the UFC, was last seen making a failed transition to bare-knuckle boxing.

The 30-year-old lost two fights with BKFC in 2021 and has been quiet on the combat sports scene since.

Now, she will try her luck in the world of crossover boxing against a fighter like Brooke who has had five fights between professional and exhibition efforts.

It’s a chance for VanZant to earn a belt and gain momentum in a niche that could be perfect for her skills and marketability. Here’s all the information you need to watch the fight along with a preview and prediction.

When: Saturday May 25

Where: NRG Arena in Houston, Texas

Start time: Main card begins at 7 p.m. ET (main event at approximately 11 p.m. ET)

Tickets: vivid seats

Live broadcast: DAZN

This fight serves as the main event with a fight between former NFL running back Le’Veon Bell and Tristan Hamm also on the undercard.

The Misfits Boxing promotion, founded by YouTuber and former Logan Paul rival KSI, has put together quite a few notable crossover boxing matchups. Adding VanZant to their roster of athletes is something they hope will add some legitimacy to his offerings.

“X Series 15 will go down in history as the night that the women’s division, in all of crossover boxing, was taken to a whole new level,” Misfits co-president Mams Taylor told the media.

There are no odds available for the fight, but one would think VanZant would have to be a heavy favorite. His UFC career may not have ended in producing any championships, but he remained with the organization for nine fights, going 5-4.

That said, Brooke has more boxing fights than VanZant and has shown some improvement. She beat AJ Bunker in an exhibition bout by decision to begin her foray into boxing, but he knocked her out in the third round to win the MF middleweight championship in her last appearance.

However, VanZant’s foray into bare knuckle boxing doesn’t inspire much confidence. He lost a unanimous decision to Britain Hart and Rachael Ostovich. Hart, however, was a professional boxer and won the championship in the strawweight division.

Prediction

Ultimately, there’s too much of a skill gap between these two for VanZant to miss. Her boxing record may not seem very good, but when you consider the talent she was facing and the level of boxing Brooke has faced in crossover fights.

His opponent in the championship fight wasn’t exactly using a textbook defense:

If VanZant is serious about this fight, she should get through this matchup and potentially set herself up for more paydays within the crossover boxing category.

VanZant by technical knockout in the third round