Jake Paul will field one other UFC star tonight as he faces Nate Diaz.
YouTube star Paul has gone 6-1 as knowledgeable boxer in recent times, and the 26-year-old holds wins over ex-UFC champions Tyron Woodley and Anderson Silva – together with a knockout of the previous – and a KO of Ben Askren, who was additionally an MMA champion earlier than becoming a member of the UFC.
Now the American, who was outpointed by Tommy Fury in February, goes up towards fan favorite Diaz, who left the UFC in September and is making his boxing debut right here. Diaz, 38, holds a particular place within the hearts of many combined martial arts followers, and he grew to become a crossover star in 2016 when he submitted Conor McGregor.
With that victory, in addition to his submission of Tony Ferguson in his closing UFC battle final 12 months, Diaz confirmed off his immense jiu-jitsu abilities. However, the American can be recognized for his spectacular cardio and resilience, and he’ll look to make use of these towards his youthful opponent.
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When is the battle?
Paul vs Diaz will happen on the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday 5 August.
The fundamental card is because of start at 1am BST on Sunday 6 August (5pm PT, 7pm CT, 8pm ET on Saturday). Ring walks for the principle occasion are then anticipated at round 4am BST on Sunday (8pm PT, 10pm CT, 11pm ET on Saturday).
How can I watch it?
The occasion will air reside on the streaming platform Dazn. It will probably be obtainable to current subscribers, and it’ll even be purchasable on Dazn Pay-Per-View for non-subscribers – at a price of £14.99. A Dazn subscription is offered to buy right here, with month-to-month plans beginning at £9.99.
In the US, the battle will even be obtainable to observe on ESPN+.
Paul – 1/3
Diaz – 3/1
Draw – 14/1
Full card (topic to vary)
Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz (cruiserweight)
Amanda Serrano (C) vs Heather Hardy 2 (undisputed girls’s featherweight titles)
Shadasia Green vs Olivia Curry (girls’s super-middleweight)
Ashton Sylve vs William Silva (light-weight)
Alan Sanchez vs Angel Beltran Villa (welterweight)
Kevin Newman II vs Quilisto Madera (middleweight)
Chris Avila vs Jeremy Stephens (super-middleweight)
Noel Cavazos vs Jose Aguayo (welterweight)
Luciano Ramos vs Cee Jay Hamilton (super-lightweight)