Jake Paul Knocks Down Anderson Silva En Route To Entertaining Decision Win – (Highlights)

"The Problem Child" got the better of "The Spider" after going the distance and scored the sole knock down of the night

Jake Paul, Anderson Silva
Credit: Showtime Sports (via Twitter)

Internet sensation-turned-boxer Jake Paul faced his toughest test to date in legendary mixed martial artist Anderson Silva at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona.

Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva

Round 1: Paul opens with jabs to measure his distance. Silva is on the outside staying composed. Not a lot of activity from Silva early. Paul connects to the body. Nice lead left hook to the guard of Silva by Paul. More attempts by Paul with most missing hitting Silva. Silva connects a nice straight left.

Round 2: Silva on the move now. Silva tries an overhand left. Silva turning up the heat as he goes to work on Paul. Paul lands double jab and a right hook. Silva showcases footwork reminiscent of Muhammad Ali. Silva avoids a big right from Paul, barely missed connecting flush. Silva trying to lure Paul in with his head movement. Silva lands a right hook. .

Round 3: Both letting their jabs go. Right to the body by Paul. Silva gets him into a corner and Paul clinches. Jab lands for Paul. Lots of feints from Silva. He’s starting to overwhelm Paul with his aggression. Nice 1-2 to the body from Paul. Nice left hand by Silva after a right uppercut. Paul with a lead left hand. An uppercut on the break from Silva. Silva lowers his hands to bait Paul. Silva with a flurry of punches to the body. .

Round 4: Silva moving his hand in front of Paul trying to confuse him. Paul has Silva’s nose bloodied. Paul connects with a beautiful right hand. Silva lands a right uppercut. Paul with a light left hook. Silva with a clubbing right hand. Right uppercut at the bell from Silva..

Round 5: Paul working on the body. Silva turning up the striking volume. Lead left from Paul gets a counter right from Silva. Nice uppercut on the inside from Silva. Silva goes for the uppercut in the clinch. Right uppercut by Silva to close the round..

Round 6: Paul gets a left hook and goes right to the body. Right hand and a left from Paul. Paul clips him with a left hook. Nice three punch combination from Paul ends with a right to the body. Paul clinches and eats punches in the clinch. Nice left hook from Paul. Right uppercut from Silva. Paul fires back. .

Round 7: Paul attempts multiple strikes but fails to connect. Silva relatively low on the output. He’s using the left hand to keep Paul at bay. Lateral movement from Paul. Paul goes to the body with a right. Lead hand right by Paul lands. Silva has Paul in the corner and connects with a combination.

Round 8: Silva starts quickly, and connects an uppercut. Silva looking to put the pedal to the medal. Paul knocks down Silva with an overhand right. Counter left from Silva lands. Silva now tagging Paul. Right hook and a short uppercut for Silva connect. Paul goes for the clinch. .

Result: Jake Paul defeated Anderson Silva via unanimous decision.

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