MF & DAZN: X SERIES 003, powered by Misfits Boxing, will take place on 19 November at the Moody Center in Austin, Texas, and boasts a HUGE main event between Hasim Rahman Jr. and Vitor Belfort.
The 19 November fight night will be available both live and on demand to all subscribers around the world live on DAZN. Tickets details will be released soon. Visit MisfitsBoxing.com for more info.
Starting his professional debut in 2017, Hasim Rahman Jr produced a run of 12-straight wins to help raise his stock amongst the boxing scene. After a blistering beginning to his professional career, producing TKO’s and not losing for four straight years, he set his eyes on Jake Paul. Now, he takes on a proven dangerman in combat sports and will look to produce a statement win. He is the son of the former two-time heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman, who unified the IBF, IBO, WBC and lineal titles before reclaiming his WBC World Heavyweight title five years later. After the disappointment from preparing for an event before it was abruptly cancelled, there will be no doubt that “Gold Blooded” Rahman Jr will be coming to shock the world and show his worth in the fight game.
Vitor Belfort is the former Brazilian MMA star who held the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship whilst producing stunning highlight-reel finishes throughout 20 years in the organisation. Alongside his reputation as a finisher, that saw 18 out of 26 wins come via stoppage, he is also undefeated as a professional boxer. He returned to the ring in September 2021 when he stopped Evander Holyfield in the first round of their exhibition fight. Having fought at both Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight, Belfort has beaten some of MMA’s greatest athletes including Randy Couture, Michael Bisping, Wanderlei Silva, Dan Henderson and Luke Rockhold. He sits amongst some of the greatest finishers the UFC has seen with his 12 knockout wins.
Rahman Jr said: “I’m really looking forward to fighting Mr.Belfort on November 19. I’m extremely grateful to Misfits Boxing for giving me the opportunity and I look to make the most of it. I’m 100% focused on making a lasting impression on all the fans in Austin and those watching at home. Now the world gets to see why Fake Paul and his sister want absolutely nothing to do with getting in a ring with me!”
Belfort said: “I’m excited to showcase my skills on November 19 in Texas, live on DAZN! I have been waiting for a fight for a while, and now is my time. I’m always in the gym staying ready. Rahman is a perfect opponent for me, so expect fireworks in the return of ‘The Phenom’.”
Josh Brueckner vs. Chase DeMoor
Josh Brueckner is both a social media star as well an MMA fighter, who has developed a big social following for creating fitness videos alongside his wife Katie on their channel Jatie Vlogs. They collectively have over 3 million subscribers on their YouTube channel, trying to ‘inspire people to move’. Josh works within fighting as a boxing coach and personal trainer that works alongside his experiences as an MMA. He started out in amateur MMA with an undefeated record of 7-0, before moving to professional MMA where he held a respectable 4-2 record. He made his crossover boxing debut on the undercard of KSI vs. Logan Paul II when he beat Tyler Smith via unanimous decision and celebrated the win by proposing to his partner, Katie, in the ring.
Like his opponent, Chase DeMoor is also an athlete as well as a reality TV and social media star. He was considered to be the ‘ultimate season 2 villain’ when featuring on ‘Too Hot To Handle’. Besides gaining some of his notoriety from his television appearances, he is a respected football player in his own right having played for the Houston Linemen and the Montreal Alouettes. He also has over 2 million followers on his TikTok account where he posts a variety of content ranging from comedy skits, to dances, as well as showcasing his skills and knowledge via football-relevant content. In a recent post about the fight, he claimed “I ain’t scared of s***, we gonna knock this dude out!”
King Kenny vs. DK Money
King Kenny, or Kenny Ojuederie, is a social media personality who has risen to fame for his YouTube, Instagram, TikTok and musical content. With over 2 million YouTube subscribers to his KingKennyTv account, he is also incredibly well known for being a member of the Beta Squad, which entertains its 4.26 million subscribers posting challenges and other funny content. In crossover boxing, King Kenny is believed to be one of the best in the business, having secured the ICB International Cruiserweight Championship title at MF & DAZN: X Series 001 in his redemption win over FaZe Clan’s Faze Sensei. Although his first fight prior to that win was a split-decision loss to FaZe Clan’s Faze Temperr, this was considered a robbery by many of the sport’s fans.
DK Money is known as a multifaceted talent, gaining success as a social media personality, a model, a footwear guru and entrepreneur as well as an amateur boxer. He started out in August 2017 after creating an Instagram account that he used to promote himself as a model whilst simultaneously selling footwear to clients. He went on to create YouTube and TikTok accounts as his popularity meant he could entertain his following with a variety of fashion and social content. His experiences as a fighter have seen him face off against Nick Ireland in amateur boxing, whilst claiming a win against Ryan Taylor after Taylor’s disqualification following intentional headbutts.
Deen The Great vs. Walid Sharks
Deen The Great
The 22-year-old social media star is best known for his activity on TikTok and YouTube based around his love of making people laugh through his comedy content. He has also gained a big following through posting boxing clips and advice often shot in public, with his YouTube channel getting over 21 million views. On his boxing debut on the MF & DAZN: X Series 001 in London, he produced a first-round win against Evil Hero to make the fans stand up and see him as one of the brightest prospects in crossover boxing.
The Syrian-born creator of comedy content is well known for his trending TikTok dances and hilarious lip-sync videos, with his most popular dancing video coming in 2021 where he gained over 3.4 million views. His TikTok account boasts a following of over half a million followers on the platform, and just under that same amount on his Instagram account. Like his opponent for this fight, outside of creating content he commits his time to boxing and also remains unbeaten after one fight after a majority draw decision against Adam Saleh on his debut fight in July of 2021.
Minikon vs. Nick Joseph
Malcolm Minikon is a TikTok star who has over 1.3 Million followers, originally building himself up as a videographer in the music industry. He has most recently gained fame through his mix of funny and musical social content that has most recently been met with insights into his love of boxing. The self-proclaimed ‘Professional Athlete’ has happily shared his earnings from the sport, having previously fought to a controversial No Contest against former LA Lakers guard Nick “Swaggy P” Young after allegedly pushing him out of the ring. His other fight came in March on the Deji vs. Wassabi undercard as he lost via a unanimous decision to Armz Korleone.
Nick Joseph, known best as NickNack PattiWhack, is an actor, comedian and all-round internet personality from New Orleans. He starred in the 11th season of Wild ‘N Out – an improv/comedy game show that puts comedians against each other. Such content is perfect for a creator such as Nick, who is known for his creative ways of showcasing comedy, pranks and challenges that entertains his mass following. Besides his appearance on television screens across American, he is known for the “Oh No Baby, What Is You Doing?” meme that went viral across social platforms, with his YouTube video hitting almost half a million views alone.
Fangs vs. 6ar6ie6
Jesse Fangs, better known as Fangs, is the gaming sensation to come out of Texas. Fighting in front of her home crowd, she rose to fame for streaming on Twitch playing such games as Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, Minecraft and most notably FIFA. Her content on YouTube goes out to over 1 million subscribers, whereas her Twitch channel, has obtained over 300,000 watchers. She began training for a fight back in 2019 until she found out she was expecting a baby, with further delays to her fight coming in the form of personal losses, she is back and ready to finally “kick someone’s ass” as ‘The Milf’ looks to make up for lost time.
Launching her social media account in 2020, 6ar6ie6 is the TikTok personality who is known for her stand-out use of gothic clothing and makeup, which has lead her to being noticeable in her lip-sync content that entertains the 1.7 million TikTok followers she has. Her content often sees her portray her sporty side, albeit remaining in her specific style of clothing whilst she does workouts. Her fans know how for her love of anime, gaming to ‘Devour’ and listening to DSBM music which often resonates with the goth community. With over 40 million likes on the channel, her popularity continues to rise on TikTok as she prepares for her fight against Fangs.
Brandon Buckingham vs. Ice Poseidon
Starting out in August 2014, Brandon Buckingham started his YouTube channel where he goes out and interviews the public to create unpredictable and hilarious content. Besides his interviews, he often posts videos and images of his travels too which has led to a following in the hundreds of thousands over his YouTube and Instagram accounts. He is also an advocate for mental health, having suffered a considerable loss himself, he posted a video in December 2021 collaborating with other Youtubers to discuss issues people suffer with. His commitment to boxing saw him team up with MF & DAZN: X Series 001 winner Sam Hyde to provide some coaching. Now Buckingham looks to see if Ice Poseidon can handle the heat and call out Jay Swingler once again after Swingler “took his boxing opponent” from him.
Ice Poseidon is a YouTuber who started making his name posting his content on the channel before streaming on Twitch. First joining YouTube in 2013, he now has over 700,000 subscribers on the channel with over 85 million views for his gaming, travel and vlogging videos. Outside of his streaming popularity he has tens of thousands of Instagram followers who will follow the account of Ice Poseidon, otherwise known as Paul Denino, and check out his travel images. He made national news when involved in a controversial situation where he revealed his gate number whilst flying which led to a follower making a call to falsely suggest he was carrying a bomb onto the plane. He now has his sights firmly set on avoiding any controversy as he looks to dish out a royal beating to Buckingham.
“It is great to be able to announce the third show in our MF & DAZN: X Series, and our first in the U.S.,” said Joseph Markowski, CEO DAZN North America. “We are super excited about these shows; their reach and their potential to excite and entice a growing new generation of fight fans. Stay tuned for more shows and more big names to be announced soon”.
President of Misfits Boxing and CEO of Proper Loud, Mams Taylor said: “We’re always looking at providing the fans with great fights at huge events, and that includes those all over the world. I’m so excited for a huge night in Texas, even more so with a headline between two dangerous men in Belfort and Hasim Rahman Jr. Misfits Boxing keeps moving forward; London, Sheffield and now Austin confirmed. We’re just getting started.”
“America needs no introduction when it comes to its stature for putting on the biggest and best events in sports and entertainment as well as the passion of the fans,” said Kalle Sauerland, Head of Global Boxing at Wasserman Boxing. “It’s exactly why we’re heading out there, to give the world the best crossover boxing events available. This time, the headline is a frightening one, between two men who are coming with dangerous reputations. We have a former UFC champion going up against a man who has boxing running through his veins. Belfort vs. Rahman Jr is confirmed, and Texas better be ready for a fiery encounter.”