Jake Paul will field one other UFC star this weekend as he faces Nate Diaz.
YouTube star Paul has gone 6-1 as knowledgeable boxer in current years, 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 in opposition to fan favorite Diaz, who left the UFC in September and is making his boxing debut right here. Diaz, 38, holds a particular place in the hearts of many combined martial arts followers, and he turned 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 fight final 12 months, Diaz confirmed off his immense jiu-jitsu expertise. Nonetheless, the American can also be identified for his spectacular cardio and resilience, and he’ll look to make use of these in opposition to his youthful opponent this weekend.
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When is the fight?
Paul vs Diaz will happen on the American Airways Heart in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday 5 August.
The primary card is because of start at 1am BST on Sunday 6 August (5pm PT, 7pm CT, 8pm ET on Saturday). Ring walks for the primary 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 dwell on the streaming platform Dazn. Will probably be accessible to current subscribers, and it is going to even be purchasable on Dazn Pay-Per-View for non-subscribers – at a value of £14.99.
A Dazn subscription is available to purchase here, with month-to-month plans beginning at £9.99.
Paul – 1/3
Diaz – 3/1
Draw – 14/1
Full card (topic to alter)
Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz (cruiserweight)
Amanda Serrano (C) vs Heather Hardy 2 (undisputed ladies’s featherweight titles)
Shadasia Inexperienced vs Olivia Curry (ladies’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)