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Jake Paul announces fight vs. Anderson Silva on Oct. 29

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Aug 16, 2022; Miami, Florida, USA; YouTube personality and boxer Jake Paul listens to the national anthem prior to the game between the Miami Marlins and the San Diego Padres at loanDepot Park. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

Jake Paul made it official on Tuesday: He will be fighting UFC legend Anderson Silva on Oct. 29 in Phoenix.

Paul made the announcement via his Most Valuable Promotions Twitter feed, adding that he’s going to knock out Silva in under five rounds.

Silva, widely considered the greatest MMA fighter ever, is 47 years old. Paul is 25.

Paul’s last two scheduled fights both fell apart. His fight with Tommy Fury dissipated when Fury wasn’t able to enter the United States. Paul then scheduled a bout with Hasim Rahman Jr. for Madison Square Garden, but Rahman withdrew over the weight at which the bout would be fought.

Paul (5-0) has beaten MMA fighters Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley previously but hasn’t fought since December.

Silva put together an MMA record of 34-11 and is 3-1 in boxing matches. He defeated Tito Ortiz in September 2021.

–Field Level Media