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Jake Paul will look to get back to winning ways after suffering his first defeat last time out when he faces former UFC fighter Nate Diaz this weekend.
Paul kicked off his career with six wins but slipped to a split decision defeat against Tommy Fury in his last bout, and his first outing against a genuine professional boxer.
Diaz is making his debut in boxing at the age of 38, after a 35-fight career in MMA – most notably a 15-year stint in UFC.
I’ve got the main event covered, and provided details on how to watch and the undercard ahead of Paul vs Diaz.
Where to watch Paul vs Diaz
Paul and Diaz will meet at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, August 5 in a 10-round cruiserweight contest.
The undercard will get going from midnight for fans in the UK and ringwalks for the main event are expected from around 4am on Sunday morning.
The fight will be broadcast on DAZN as a PPV event. Paul vs Diaz will cost £14.99 for subscribers – more information can be found here.
The quoted price on the tip from this fight comes from bet365 and new customers can receive £30 in free bets by opening a new account and placing a £10 bet by using the button below.
Who is on the Paul vs Diaz undercard?
- Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz
- Amanda Serrano vs. Heather Hardy
- Chris Avila vs. Jeremy Stephens
- Alan Sanchez vs. Angel Beltran
- Shadasia Green vs. Olivia Curry
- Jose Aguayo vs. Noel Cavazos
- Luciano Ramos vs. CJ Hamilton
- Kevin Newman II vs. Quilisto Madera
- Ashton Sylve vs. William Silva
Paul vs Diaz Prediction
Jake Paul may have lost to Tommy Fury in his last bout but his reputation in the world of boxing was boosted by that performance regardless.
‘The Problem Child’ competed well in that match-up and lost on a split decision, when most boxing fans felt Fury would have been far too good for the American – even if the pre-fight odds didn’t reflect that.
Paul clearly has a bit of natural talent and durability and he can record another win against Diaz.
The former UFC star was probably more known as a submission artists during his time in MMA and that won’t help him in this event. Diaz enjoyed some success in MMA with 22 wins in total but Paul is the more experienced fighter here and has beaten a few former UFC fighters in the past – Ben Askren, Tyron Woodley (twice) and Anderson Silva – so he should be able to deal with Diaz.
Four of Paul’s six wins have come via stoppages and the 4/6 on offer for a Paul win by KO/TKO or Disqualification looks the best bet ahead of his clash with Diaz, who lost three of his final five outings in UFC.
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