Eddie Hall to take on two brothers at same time in MMA debut on card featuring Ed Sheeran lookalike

-Credit: (Image: Eddie Hall)
-Credit: (Image: Eddie Hall)

Eddie Hall is set to face two brothers at the same time when he makes his MMA debut in a '2v1 freak fight'. The Clayton colossus - who took the title of World's Strongest Man in 2017 - will step into the cage for his first fight on June 7.

However, it will not be a conventional MMA fight with the bizarre details now being made public. According to Bloody Elbow, The Beast will face off against the Neffati Brothers Jamil and Jamel who together weigh less than Eddie.

While Eddie, 36, stands at 6ft2in and tips the scales at more than 300lbs, while the Neffati Brothers, who claim to be 5ft3in, are just 145lbs each. The contest will take place over three rounds with further details yet to be released.

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The news comes after Eddie's planned MMA debut against Mitchell Hooper or Brian Shaw was canned earlier this year after talks suddenly broke down. He crossed over to boxing in 2022 but was beaten in a super-heavyweight exhibition against rival Hafthor 'Thor' Bjornsson, 35, best known for playing the Mountain in Game of Thrones.

Eddie won't be the only recognisable figure on the card. Ty Jones, who has made a name for himself as an Ed Sheeran lookalike, will also be fighting.

Meanwhile, X Factor winner Myles Stephenson, a former member of the group Rak-Su, is another set to appear. And dwarves Salim Chiboub and Radek will also fight.

The event - at King Georges Hall in Blackburn - will be the first put on by the promotional outfit World Freak Fight League.

Eddie won the World's Strongest Man contest in 2017 in Botswana and retired from his strongman career the following year. He has since been involved in boxing and was supposed to make his MMA debut in February.

Eddie revealed missing out on a 'life-changing' financial opportunity when his planned fight fell through. "I've been training for an MMA fight for the last, I'm going to say six months of my life and I'm sure you've heard the news, seen other articles, big Brian Shaw has talked about it. Don't know quite what went wrong but the fight fell through. It was big money, it was life-changing money," Eddie explained on his YouTube channel.

"That's why I took the contract. Me and Brian being family men, we want to secure our futures, make everything financially secure for our children, our great grandchildren etc. We took this deal, we had a contract in place and it all just fell through. It's just one of those things."

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