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Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi to Compete in Winner-Takes-All Hot Dog Eating Contest, Live on Netflix on Labor Day, September 2
The two competitive eating legends have not faced-off in a hot dog eating competition since 2009 - when Chestnut finally bested Kobayashi in a 5 hot dog sudden death eat off.

[via press release from Netflix]



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Netflix will stream live the biggest rematch of professional eating legends on Monday, September 2. Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi will finally face off during CHESTNUT VS. KOBAYASHI: UNFINISHED BEEF - the showdown that will determine the ultimate hot-dog-eating champion - in which the competitors will fight to eat the most all-beef hot dogs. The location and specific timing will be announced at a later date.

World Record-Holder for eating 76 hot dogs in 10 minutes, Joey Chestnut has been dominating the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest for the past 8 years in a row. "Through all of my years in competitive eating, Kobayashi stands out as my fiercest rival," said Chestnut. "Competing against him pushed me to be so much better. I know that fans have waited a long time for another chapter of our rivalry and I can't wait for our massive showdown live on Netflix! It's time to give the people what they want!"

A six-time Nathan's Hot Dog champion, Takeru Kobayashi is no stranger to professional eating. He brought fame to the sport in 2001 when he won his first Hot Dog Eating Championship by eating double the amount of hot dogs the previous record holder ate, and continued to hold that title for many years. While rumors swirled about his retirement, Kobayashi is here to stay.

"Retiring for me will only happen after I take him down one last time," said Kobayashi. "This rivalry has been brewing for a long time. Competing against Joey live on Netflix means fans all over the world can watch me knock him out."

For years, the epic rivalry between Chestnut and Kobayashi dominated headlines at the Nathan's July 4th Hot Dog Eating Contest as the two GOATS battled back and forth for the championship title. The two competitive eating legends have not faced-off in a hot dog eating competition since 2009 - when Chestnut finally bested Kobayashi in a 5 hot dog sudden death eat off.

Now 15 years later, Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi are prepared to compete once again. Will Chestnut maintain his current title as the champion hot dog eater? Or will Kobayashi come in with a vengeance, and regain his throne?

CHESTNUT VS. KOBAYASHI: UNFINISHED BEEF is the next live sports event to follow The Netflix Cup and The Netflix Slam along with the Jake Paul vs Mike Tyson boxing event to stream November 15, 2024. Netflix Sports continues to expand its offering as it will exclusively stream WWE Raw every week of the year starting in 2025 as well as stream NFL games on Christmas for 2024-26.

To catch up on the long-standing competitive eating rivalry ahead of the rematch - check out 30 for 30: The Good, The Bad, The Hungry on Netflix in the United States.

About Joey Chestnut

Born and raised in San Jose, California, Joey Chestnut has staked his claim as the Greatest Eater of All-Time. He is the holder of over 55 world records, and is widely known as the 16-time Hot Dog Eating Champion and holder of the hot dog eating world record of 76 hot dogs. Joey now resides in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he enjoys watching football, playing with his dogs and, of course, food.

About Takeru Kobayashi

Born in Nagano, Japan in 1978, Takeru Kobayashi is described as "the godfather of competitive eating." Kobayashi popularized the sport of competitive eating in 2001 when he almost doubled the previous record held for most hot dogs eaten in the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Championship. He would go on to break his own record three times, winning the contest six consecutive times from 2001-2006. In 2010, Kobayashi was banned from competing in the Nathan's Competition due to a contract dispute. He continued to break world records for competitive eating and currently holds more than 10 world records for competitive eating.

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