Paul and Silva put on a show and exceeded many expectations of how the fight would play out. Both men showcased heart and determination and both fighters dealt an impressive amount of damage.
It was a back-and-forth affair up until the final rounds of the fight, in which Paul’s level of activity picked up drastically. He earned a big knockdown in the eighth round to put an exclamation point on the judges’ scorecards.
After eight rounds of action, Paul defeated Silva via a unanimous decision (77-74, 78-73 x 2).
Check out a few highlights from the fight below.
MMA Twitter Reacts To Jake Paul Vs. Anderson Silva
Here’s what fighters had to say watching the fight.
Paul returned to the ring following nearly one full year away from the competition. He last fought against former UFC champion Tyron Woodley last December, earning a wild knockout.
After the fight, Paul called out former UFC star Nate Diaz and boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez for his next fights. Diaz was in attendance to support his teammate, Chris Avila, who defeated Doctor Mike in a unanimous decision.
As for Silva, the loss snaps a three-fight winning streak in his professional boxing career. He intends to continue fighting and hinted at a Jiu-Jitsu tournament appearance being his next venture.
You can check out the full results and highlights from Paul vs. Silva here.
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