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Misfits Boxing's women's middleweight champion Elle Brooke retained her title against former UFC star Paige VanZant on Saturday, May 25 at the NRG Arena in Houston, Texas. During the main event at the Misfits Boxing X Series 15, the TikTok star pulled off an upset on VanZant, who appeared in her first professional boxing fight, by dropping her on the canvas in the first round to complete her first defense in a controversial result.

In the first round, Brooke, who captured the women's middleweight title after knocking out her old rival AJ Bunker in Round 3 in their January 2024 rematch, floored her opponent with a right hook. However, VanZant, who stepped into a boxing ring after three years, recovered quickly and fought back in the remaining four rounds.

Watch Booke drop VanZant in Round 1 here:

The bout between the social media influencer and the former UFC star ended in a split draw with 48-46, 48-46, and 47-47 scores. With this draw, OnlyFans star Brooke retained her middleweight title and VanZant teased a rematch in Saudi Arabia.

After the fight, VanZant said, "It is what it is, it sets up a perfect rematch. I signed a multi-fight contract for a reason so it looks like we’re going to do it one more time in Dubai it sounds like."

Watch the video here:

Fans react to Elle Brooke and Paige VanZant's pre-match face-off

Ahead of their highly-anticipated first-ever women's main event fight in Misfits Boxing, the OnlyFans models turned heads in their face-off as fans called it a promotion for the subscription-based social media platform. Both fighters stripped down in skimpy outfits for their weigh-ins before facing off against each other.

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The fans set the social media abuzz with their hilarious reactions to the Brooke vs VanZant face-off. Check the viral reactions:

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The Misfits 15 Boxing event featured seven fights in six weight classes on Saturday, May 25, with Elle Brooke vs Paige VanZant being the main event bout. While Brooke last fought in January this year, VanZant appeared in her first fight since a second losing effort in July 2021 against Rachel Ostovich in a Bare-Knuckle Fighting Championship boxing match.