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Jake Paul defeats Anderson Silva to improve to 6-0, secures knockdown in final round

Tonight was a good occasion for us combat sport fans, as we had a very intriguing boxing event go down following Bellator 287 and UFC Vegas 63. That intriguing boxing event showcased Jake Paul face former multi-time UFC middleweight champion, perhaps the greatest mixed martial arts fighter to ever do it, Anderson Silva, in the main event of the evening.

Paul came into the bout with a perfect boxing record of 5-0 (1-0 amateur), while Silva came in with a boxing record of 3-1 (1-0 exhibition), and also came into tonight’s main event on a three-fight win streak since returning to the ring.

After beginning his UFC career with a 16-fight promotional win streak, the longtime UFC middleweight champion and former Shooto & Cage Rage middleweight champion would go 1-7-1 over his final nine bouts prior to returning to the boxing ring last year in 2021 to defeat former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Paul isn’t new to defeating world champions however, as he has two already added to his resume across three fights with Ben Askren (Bellator & ONE Championship) and Tyron Woodley (UFC).

Continue reading to see how this epic main event went down:

Official Result: Jake Paul def. Anderson Silva via unanimous decision (77-74, 78-73, 78-73)

Paul comes out aggressive in the opening round and has a very high output, Silva just allowing the fight to come to him. Silva threw just one single punch throughout the entire first three minutes, a beautiful overhand left that landed clean to the chin of Paul.

Silva has a much better round two, as he lands a number of good shots, unlike the first.

Paul is handling his pressure well thus far into it. Silva really starts to tag Paul up in the third, but Paul is able to land some hard shots himself, from his over hands to his hooks.

Paul continues to look impressive in the fourth, it’s a wonder how long he can fight like this at this pace. This has turned into a great fight with both fighters landing clean shots often.

Just as we’re thinking that, Paul does begin to slow down a tad in the fifth round.

Paul has been doing a good job tying Silva up most of the times he’s come in on him, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult for him and he’s getting hit.

Silva appears to take the sixth round off, but rallies to land some combinations toward the end of it.

Paul has a great round seven as well, landing a number of hard right hands throughout.

This has been a very spirited effort from him.

Silva comes out very aggressive in the eighth and final round and begins getting to work, throwing and landing some good combinations, but he gets overeager and Paul drops him with a vicious overhand right.

This fight was incredible. Jake Paul not only looked good against one of the greatest strikers and fighters of all-time, but he showed off an incredible chin and insane grit tonight. He fought a hard eight rounds the entire time and didn’t get discouraged once.

Jake Paul is now 6-0 as a professional boxer, as he became the first man to defeat Anderson Silva since his departure from the UFC in 2020.

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