The anticipation is building for the Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz pay-per-view event, and there’s an exciting matchup on the undercard. UFC veteran Jeremy Stephens will be stepping back into the boxing ring to take on Chris Avila, a close friend of Diaz. The event is scheduled for August 5 in Dallas and the competition will take place in the 168-pound weight class for eight rounds.
Jeremy Stephens Set to Battle Friend of Nate Diaz in Boxing Bout
Chris Avila is back! Taking on yet another big challenge – this time against the man who has the second most knockdowns in UFC history, Jeremy “Lil Heathen” Stephens. 8 rounds, 168 lbs.
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At 37 years old, Jeremy Stephens is no stranger to combat sports. After a disappointing run in the PFL last year, where he had a record of 1 win and 2 losses, Stephens decided to give professional boxing a shot. He made his boxing debut on April 1 at a Gamebred Boxing event, where he went head-to-head with his former UFC rival, Jose Aldo. The fight ended in a draw, leaving Stephens eager for more action in the boxing world.
His upcoming opponent, Chris Avila, has an impressive background in both the UFC and Bellator. With two UFC appearances and one Bellator fight, Avila has gained valuable experience inside the cage. However, it’s his recent success in professional boxing that has caught people’s attention. Avila has participated in four boxing matches, winning 3 of them and suffering only 1 loss. His most recent victory came on April 21 at the MF & DAZN X Series 6 event, where he secured a unanimous decision win against Paul Bamba.
The clash between Stephens and Avila is shaping up to be an enthralling affair. Both fighters bring a wealth of knowledge and a strong desire to make their mark in the world of boxing. With the passionate support of the Diaz army behind him, Avila will be looking to maintain his undefeated streak and add another notable win to his record. Meanwhile, Stephens aims to build on his previous boxing performance and come out on top against his dangerous opponent.
The Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz pay-per-view event is set to be an electrifying night, featuring exciting matchups and intense rivalries. The main event will see YouTube sensation turned professional boxer, Jake Paul, go head-to-head with former UFC star, Nate Diaz, in a highly-anticipated 10-round boxing match. Diaz’s debut in professional boxing since leaving the UFC has added even more excitement to the event.