Undefeated professional boxer, Jake Paul, will duel opposite ex-UFC Middleweight kingpin, Anderson Silva, tonight (Sat., Oct. 29, 2022) on Showtime PPV from Gila River Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. Paul is continuing his march up the ladder of MMA talent, moving from Welterweight wrestler to Middleweight kickboxer. Of course, Silva is in his late 40s, which does diminish the whole event a bit. Still, “The Spider” is no ordinary older fighter, as evidenced by his victory last year over Julio Cesar Chavez and all his other later-in-life MMA accomplishments.
Ultimately, only one man can extend his win streak further and potentially line up another huge fight next. Follow along below for live updates and highlight clips:
Paul flicks out the jab and pressures early. Paul lands a glancing left hook in the first connection of the evening. Silva circles and measures, take a right to the stomach. Paul takes a jab low too and misses on some hooks. Silva throws and lands his first shot of the night, a left hand counter. Nothing else happens before the bell.
Silva pressures a bit to start the second, whiffs on a big overhand. Silva backs his foe into the ropes and lands a left. Paul doesn’t look comfortable with the Brazilian’s pressure, and he eats an uppercut. Paul lands a couple jabs, then Silva shows off his head movement. Posturing from “The Spider.” Silva feints a low kick then lands a left. Paul lands a big right hand, but Silva takes it without issue. Paul keeps the jab going despite Silva’s antics. Another left scores for Silva. Paul answers with a right. Close, fun round. 10-9 Silva
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