Jake Paul Knocks Down Nate Diaz En Route To Unanimous Decision Victory (Highlights)

Paul defeats Diaz over the distance.


The wait is over.

‘The Problem Child’ Jake Paul faces another former UFC star, this time in the form of Nate Diaz. Paul looks to bounce back in a big way after dropping a split decision to Tommy Fury in February. In the other corner, Stockton’s Diaz will finally make his professional boxing debut after a 15 year-stint with the UFC.

The main event is set for 10 rounds inside the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Round 1:

Paul lands a body shot to begin the fight. Paul fires a left hand. Diaz works the jab. Paul swarms Diaz against the ropes. Paul throws punches and bunches with Diaz eating shot after shot. Diaz survives the onslaught. Diaz clinches up with Paul and they break. Diaz re-enters the clinch with Paul against the ropes. Paul pumps out the jab before landing to the body. Diaz fires a few shots before the round ends.

CDS: 10-9 Paul

Round 2:

Paul and Diaz clinch in the first minute of the round. Diaz lands a right hand. Diaz works his body shots while in the clinch with Paul. Paul retaliates with punches of his own. Diaz walks away in classic Nate Diaz fashion and points at Paul. Diaz lands on Paul. Paul gets behind the jab before unloading strikes to the body. Diaz eats multiple punches to the face. Diaz tags Paul with a flurry of strikes from inside the clinch.

CDS: 10-9 Diaz

Round 3:

Paul lands a good left hand on Diaz. Diaz throws to the body but Diaz rushes him with punches of his own. Paul and Diaz trade strikes. They work in the clinch. Paul lands a left hand. Paul lands to the head and then to the body. Diaz returns fire. Diaz swings with two hooks. 

CDS: 10-9 Paul

Round 4:

Paul and Diaz work their strikes in the clinch with both of them finding success. Paul throws the right hand. Diaz fires a left hook. They clinch and break. Paul works the jab before attacking g the body. Diaz unloads punches on Paul while int he pocket. Diaz gets a 1-2 in. Diaz lands a short uppercut. Diaz clips Paul in close quarters. Diaz applies constant pressure, really engaging with Paul on the feet. 

10-9 Diaz

Round 5:

Paul works his jab from a distance. Paul knocks down Diaz with a punch to the top of his head. Paul smells blood and goes after Diaz. Paul tee’s off with many strikes. Diaz weathers the storm and Paul pulls back. Diaz land s a good left hand. Paul lands an uppercut, Diaz returns with hooks. 

10-8 Paul

Round 6:

Paul starts off the round aggressive, landing on Diaz. Diaz gets off a few good strikes from within the clinch. Paul swings wildly but misses. Paul patters the body of Diaz. Both Diaz and Paul block each other’s strikes well.

10-9 Paul

Round 7:

Paul goes for a 1-2. Paul picks at Diaz with the jab. Paul catches Diaz with a hard cross. Diaz lands. Paul jabs the body of Diaz. Diaz mixes it up in the pocket. Diaz racks up punches with his constant pressure. Diaz lands to the body. 

10-9 Diaz

Round 8:

Paul lands to the body from the clinch. Paul lands a hook to the body. Diaz fires punches at Paul in the pocket. Diaz works the body in the clinch. Diaz lands a left hand as they break. Paul’s jabs don’t find a home. Diaz increases his volume as the round goes on. Diaz presses Paul with punches. Diaz clips Paul at the end of the round.

CDS: 10-9 Diaz

Round 9:

Paul continues to work behind the jab. Paul’s right hand finds its target. Diaz lands a short right hook. Diaz keeps Paul on the back foot. Diaz lands a left hand and then a right. Diaz blasts Diaz with two uppercuts, followed by hooks. Diaz swarms Paul in the final 20 seconds of the round. Diaz batters Paul with a few punches.

CDS: 10-9 Diaz

Round 10:

Diaz eats multiple shots from Paul. Diaz fires to the body.. Paul keeps Diaz guessing, mixing it up to the body and to the head. Paul corners Diaz but Diaz shrugs it off, taunting him. Diaz lands an uppercut in the clinch. Paul fires 1-2. Diaz blitzes Paul with punches but Paul doesn’t back down. Paul lands a crisp uppercut. Diaz oddly enough goes for a guillotine choke which is quickly denied by the referee.

CDS: 10-9 Diaz (95-94 Diaz)

Official result: Jake Paul defeats Nate Diaz by unanimous decision (97-92, 98-91, 98-91) 

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Published on August 6, 2023 at 1:18 am
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