Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva takes place this weekend – here is all fans in the US need to know about how to watch the action.
All six of Paul’s fights – including this one – have occurred in the States, with Saturday’s bout taking place in Glendale, Arizona.
Silva, meanwhile, has spent most of his combat sports career in the US with the UFC, but two of his fights have actually taken place in Brazil.
You have to go a long way back to find those fights. Silva’s boxing debut happened back in 1998, via first-round corner stoppage defeat against Osmar Luiz Teixeira.
The Brazilian would not compete again until 2005, when he took on Julio Cesar de Jesus. This fight was comprehensive in Silva’s favour, with ‘The Spider’ now firmly established in MMA circles. He won via second-round knockout.
This weekend, both fighters will go into the Desert Diamond Arena with a great deal of combat sports experience separating them.
Paul does have more boxing wins (five to Silva’s three), but you suspect he may need to be close to his best to secure the win, even with his opponent now 47 years of age.
It promises to be an intriguing encounter. Here is how you can watch the fight in the US:
Is Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva on TV? Is there a live stream?
No, Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva, and indeed the full event, will not be televised in the US.
However, viewers can tune in to the action on Showtime PPV. The event costs a one-time fee of $59.99 to watch.
Once purchased, the action can be viewed on mobile devices, the official Showtime app, and a host of other devices, including Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Xbox One, Apple TV and Android TV.
The action on Showtime gets underway at 9pm ET.
What is the Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva undercard?
Prior to the main event, there will be a number of fights on the undercard. They are as follows:
Mikhail Varshavski vs Chris AvilaAshton Sylve vs Braulio RodriguezDanny Barrios Flores vs Edgar Ortiz Jr.Alexandro Santiago vs Antonio NievesLe’Veon Bell vs Uriah HallJeremiah Milton vs Quintin SumpterAdrian Rodriguez vs Dominique GriffinEliezer Silva vs Phillip Carmouche