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MMA Fighters react after Jake Paul defeats Anderson Silva

Jake Paul and Anderson Silva collided in the headliner of tonight’s Showtime Boxing pay-per-view event from Arizona.

The highly anticipated fight took place live from the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale.

‘The Problem Child’, 25, had entered the contest sporting a five-fight winning streak, with 4 of those wins coming by knockout. Jake Paul (6-0) was coming off a KO win over Tyron Woodley in his most recent effort last December, which served as a rematch after he previously edged out a split decision win over ‘T-Wood’ back in August of 2021. Prior to those fights, the YouTube sensation had earned a TKO win over Ben Askren, a KO win over Nate Robinson, and a TKO win over fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib in his boxing debut.

Meanwhile, Anderson Silva (3-2) transitioned into boxing shortly following his release from the Ultimate Fighting Championship. ‘The Spider’ scored a decision win over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in his return to the squared circle, and then knocked out Tito Ortiz in devastating fashion last September (see that here).

Tonight’s ‘Paul vs Silva’ boxing match proved to be a back-and-forth war. Ander Silva got off to a decent start in the fight, and even seemed to be toying with ‘The Problem Child’ in Round 3. However, Jake Paul would eventually turn the tide in his favor, even scoring a knockdown in the eighth and final round. The bout went the judges’ scorecards for decision, but it was clear Paul had done enough to earn the victory.

Official Result: Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva by unanimous decision (77-74, 78-73 x2)

Check out how MMA Fighters reacted to tonight’s ‘Paul vs. Silva’ boxing match below:

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Post-fight reactions to Jake Paul defeating Anderson Silva:

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