Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley (19-7-1 MMA, seven KOs) will face internet sensation Jake Paul (3-0 boxing, three knockouts) in an eight-round boxing match on Sunday night at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio.
Woodley, who was cut from the UFC in April after losing his last four fights, will make his boxing debut against Paul, who has made a lot of noise in the sport since January of 2020. Paul, who has 20.4 million YouTube subscribers, has knocked out YouTuber AnEsonGib, former NBA player Nate Robinson and former UFC fighter Ben Askren in three professional fights and said he will do the same to Woodley.
“I’m a real killer in there,” Paul said to MMA Fighting. “So I’m going to try to hunt him down and get him out of there regardless if he’s coming forward. If he’s coming forward, he’s going to get walked into shots. If he’s on his back foot, I’m a hunter and I can go get him. So I can fight both ways, which is great.”
Woodley will be Paul’s most difficult opponent, as he defended his UFC welterweight belt four times and has reputable power with seven knockout victories. Two of his wins came off vicious one-punch shots to defeat Robbie Lawler in July of 2016 and Josh Koscheck in November of 2013.
Woodley does not have a well-established boxing background — he was a two-time All-American and Big 12 champion wrestler at Missouri — but said he has “always really been a boxer in a wrestler’s body” and plans on taking multiple fights in the sport.
Here’s what you need to know about Sunday’s bout.
Paul vs. Woodley PPV price: How to watch on Showtime
Those who are hoping to watch Sunday’s fight can tune in via Showtime pay-per-view on all traditional cable and satellite providers. The bout can also be streamed on Showtime.com or the Showtime app.
What times does Paul vs. Woodley start?
The main card for Paul vs. Woodley will begin at 8 p.m. ET. It features bouts between cruiserweights Tommy Fury — the half-brother of WBC and The Ring heavyweight champion Tyson Fury — and Anthony Taylor, welterweights Montana Love and Ivan Baranchyk, heavyweights Daniel Dubois and Joe Cusumano and women’s featherweights Amanda Serrano and Yamileth Mercado, who are fighting for the WBC, WBO and IBO titles.
Paul and Woodley are expected to fight in the main event around 12 a.m. ET.
Jake Paul record and bio
Tyron Woodley record and bio
Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley fight card
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