Paige VanZant fight record after former UFC star’s switch to Misfits Boxing

Matt Hobkinson
Paige VanZant looks across at an inset of her fighting bare-knuckle

Paige VanZant and Elle Brooke went toe-to-toe in the headline fight in Misfits Boxing’s X Series 15 on Saturday, May 25.

VanZant put on a show in her first Misfits card as the American recovered from a first round knockdown to earn a split decision draw against Brooke.

As such, VanZant, a former UFC and Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) star, will be hoping for a rematch as she looks to prise away Brooke’s Misfits women’s middleweight title.

Ahead of a potential rematch, we’ve taken a look at VanZant’s fight record in full and the opponents she has faced along the way.

Paige VanZant overall fight record

VanZant boasts an 8-5-0 record from her six-year career in the UFC. Her brief foray into the world of bare knuckle boxing was not as successful for the 30-year-old, as she finished with a 0-2 record from her two fights in the BKFC. She now has one draw to her name in her only boxing fight so far.

Paige VanZant UFC record in full

VanZant quickly emerged as a potential superstar for UFC with a flurry of early victories to kickstart her career.

However, a combination of poor form and injuries would derail her momentum in the octagon. After making her debut in the sport in 2014, she would bow out with defeat in 2020 as she bid farewell to the promotion on the undercard of Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 in Abu Dhabi.

Her resume is nothing to be sniffed at, however, as her 2015 clash with Rose Namajunas (‘Thug Rose’) would prove, fighting someone who went on to become a future champion.

  • WIN: vs Kailin Curran, November 22, 2014. KO/TKO (Punches).
  • WIN: vs Felice Herrig, April 18, 2015. Unanimous decision.
  • WIN: vs Alex Chambers, September 5, 2015. Submission (Armbar).
  • LOSS: vs Rose Namajunas, December 10, 2015. Submission (Rear Naked Choke).
  • WIN: vs Bec Rawlings, August 27, 2016. KO/TKO (Kick).
  • LOSS: vs Michelle Waterson-Gomez, December 17, 2016. Submission (Rear Naked Choke).
  • LOSS: vs Jessica-Rose Clark, January 14, 2018. Unanimous decision.
  • WIN: vs Rachael Ostovich, January 19, 2019. Submission (Armbar).
  • LOSS: vs Amanda Ribas, July 11, 2020. Submission (Armbar).

Bare knuckle boxing record in full

After leaving the UFC in 2020, VanZant signed a multi-million deal with BKFC. However, things have not gone according to plan for the American since her debut in 2021.

She has lost both her fights to Britain Hart and Rachael Ostovich (who she had previously defeated in the octagon) and has not fought in the ring for nearly three years.

VanZant was due to fight in London in 2022, but her fight against Charisa Sigala got pulled at the last minute.

  • LOSS: vs Britain Hart, February 5, 2021. Unanimous decision.
  • LOSS: vs Rachael Ostovich, July 23, 2021. Unanimous decision

Elle Brooke draw

Vanzant made the switch to influencer boxing to challenge Brooke, the Misfits middleweight champion, headlining a card in Houston, Texas.

The two women put on a brilliant show and Vanzant had to show her mettle to recover from a crushing knockdown in the first round, after Brooke landed a flush right hand.

Vanzant fought her way back into the fight and earned a split decision draw but both fighters have now called for a rematch. Brooke has called for Vanzant to come to London, and the 30-year-old has suggested an August fight date at London’s O2 Arena.

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