YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul will climb into the squared circle for a sixth boxing match this weekend for a fight against UFC legend Anderson Silva.
Paul is 5-0 in boxing since strapping on the gloves for the first time in January 2020. This weekend’s fight could be the YouTube star's biggest and most competitive bout, as Silva is a former UFC champion.
Silva is 47, which is more than 20 years older than Paul. The Spider will aim to turn back the clock in the boxing ring in Glendale, Arizona. Silva has a 3-1 record in boxing, with his most recent fight being in September 2021.
Boxing is a very different sport, and Silva may struggle against Paul. In the World of mixed martial arts, Silva was able to grapple with opponents. He will simply be able to punch once in the boxing ring against Paul. Can Silva upset the Problem Child?
Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva Betting Odds
Jake Paul is the favourite to win against Anderson Silva this weekend in Arizona. The YouTuber is 5-0 in the ring with four knockout wins and a decision victory.
Paul last fought in December 2021, when he knocked out former UFC fighter Tyron Woodley. The bout was a rematch following the fighters’ original split decision.
Silva last fought in the UFC in October 2020. Silva hasn’t fought in the UFC since suffering a third consecutive defeat in MMA. The former MMA fighter is on a three-match winning streak in boxing. He defeated Tito Ortiz via knockout in the first round of an eight-round bout in September 2021.
The latest betting odds, according to Bet365 for Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva odds are:
To win the fight:
- Paul 4/7
- Silva 29/20
By TKO, KO, or DQ
- Paul 11/4
- Silva 12/5
By Decision or Technical Decision
- Paul 13/8
- Silva 11/2
By Draw or Technical Draw
- Paul 11/1
- Silva 11/1
Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva Date
Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva will fight on Saturday night, October 29 in the United States. The fight is a catchweight event.
The card will begin at 1:00 AM UK time on Sunday morning, October 30. The main event ring walks are expected to be around 4:00 AM, with the bout starting around 4:15 AM for UK fight fans. Fans will be treated to seven fights, including the main event.
The full card will feature:
- MAIN EVENT: Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva
- Uriah Hall vs Le’Veon Bell
- Ashton Sylve vs Braulio Rodriguez
- Chris Avila vs Doctor Mike
- Danny Barrios vs Edgar Ortiz Jr
- Adrian Rodriguez vs Dominique Griffin
- Antonio Nieves vs. Alexandro Santiago
Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva Location
Jake Paul versus Anderson Silva will take place in Glendale, Arizona at the Desert Diamond Arena. It is Paul’s first boxing match in the arena. It will be Silva’s second boxing match in the United States after previously fighting in Brazil and Mexico.
Jake Paul Record
Paul is 5-0 in boxing and goes into the bout after knocking out ex-UFC fighter Tyron Woodley in December 2021. Paul’s selection of another ageing ex-UFC fighter gives him the upper hand.
For one, Paul is over 20 years younger than Silva. In addition, Silva is used to grappling and kicking, not just punching opponents. Paul will have the upper hand going into the fight. The Problem Child has four career knockout wins.
Anderson Silva Record
Silva has a record of 4-1 in boxing. After losing to Osmar Luiz Teixeira in the first round of a bout in 1998, Silva didn’t step into a boxing ring again until 2005.
Silva won on his return to the squared circle with a knockout win against Julio Cesar de Jesus. In June 2021, Silva fought Cesar de Jesus’s son, winning the match in a split decision. The ex-UFC fighter most recently fought Tito Ortiz and won by knockout in the first round.
In the build-up to the fight, Silva claimed he was knocked out at least two times while sparring. Silva’s coach was shocked to learn the fighter was out during training matches. It is a worrying sign for the 47-year-old.
Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva Live Stream
Fans can live stream the fight via FITE.TV in the UK. The fight card is not available on UK TV or pay-per-view, and the only way to see Paul vs Silva is to purchase the fight from FITE.TV for $19.99.
Boxing fans can watch the fight by casting it on their smart televisions from the FITE.TV app. You can also watch via streaming devices, on tablets, smartphones, or computers. FITE.TV has a list of the different devices you can stream the fight on.
Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva Betting Tips
Paul is 5-0 in the squared circle and should claim a sixth win in professional boxing. Silva’s credentials in the octagon are nothing to laugh at. However, Silva lost three straight UFC bouts before leaving the promotion in 2020. This isn’t the Anderson Silva MMA fans watched between 2000 and 2012.
The fights have taken their toll on Silva. He is nearly 50 years and surely goes into the bout with Jake Paul with long-term injuries from MMA. In addition, Silva’s admission that he was knocked out twice in training is worrying.
It feels like this fight is set up for Paul to win. Our betting tips prediction is for a knockout win for Paul. The fight could end in under 5.5 rounds.
Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva Prediction
Our betting tips prediction is for Paul to win the fight against Silva and become 6-0 in the squared circle. Paul may be a YouTube, but he has trained and is being coached by experienced fighters. He should get the best of Silva and win the fight.
Once again, it is worrying that Silva was knocked out in training twice. Silva is a decorated UFC fighter, but he cannot use those tools in the boxing ring.
The Brazilian is stripped of two-thirds of his MMA game by putting on boxing. He cannot kick or grapple in the boxing ring and must use punches to strike his opponent. Paul should win the fight and move to 6-0.