MF & DAZN: X SERIES 003 will take place on November 19 at the Moody Center in Austin, Texas, with the rescheduled main event between Hasim Rahman Jr. and Vitor Belfort. 

The fight was initially scheduled for October 15 in the UK.

Rahman said: “I’m really looking forward to fighting Mr. Belfort. 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 England 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!”

The November 19 fight night will be available both live and on demand to all subscribers around the world on DAZN. Ticket details will be released soon. 

“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”.

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 organization. Alongside his reputation as a finisher, that saw 18 out of 26 wins come via stoppage. 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. 

Belfort said: “I’m excited to showcase my skills on October 15 in Sheffield, 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.”