Jake Paul vs Silva is an upcoming professional boxing contest between Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva. The bout is scheduled to take place on October 29, 2022, at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona.
The YouTuber-turned-prizefighter will meet former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva in a boxing match Oct. 29 in Phoenix, Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions announced Tuesday.
The bout will be contested at 187 pounds over eight three-minute rounds. Silva, 47, is one of the greatest champions in UFC history and holds the record for most consecutive victories ever in the promotion (16).
Here is everything we know right now about Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva, including the fight date, the potential card for the event and more.
When and where does the Paul vs Silva fight take place?
Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva is set for Oct. 29. The fight will take place in the Gila River Arena in Phoenix.
Where can I can I watch Jake Paul vs Silva?
Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva will be available to watch on Showtime PPV. Details are incoming, but the PPV event is set to kick off at 9 p.m. ET.
The card will be put on by MVP and distributed by Showtime.
Paul vs Silva Fight Card
- Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva
- Ashton Sylve vs Braulio Rodriguez
- Chris Avila vs M. Varshavski
- Chris Avila vs Doctor Mike
Longtime fans of Jake Paul know that this fight against Anderson Silva has been a long time coming.
Silva himself has expressed admiration for both Paul brothers in the past, saying the bombastic YouTube duo “changed” combat sports and said he “respects” both influencers.
Although Jake was leery of taking a fight with “the Spider,” he has since changed his tune, and is now finally locked in to take on the Brazilian fighter in one of the biggest YouTube boxing events since Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather last year.
Who is Anderson Silva
As mentioned above, Silva is one of the greatest fighters in UFC history. After defeating Rich Franklin for the UFC’s middleweight title in October 2006, Silva went on to hold that title for a record 2,457 days. His 16-fight undefeated streak in the UFC is a record that stands to this day.
But it was Silva’s fight style that made him an icon. A flashy, elusive counter striker, he did things that felt impossible. Fighting with his hands down, landing outlandish kicks, knees and punches from wild angles, Silva is essentially the Roy Jones Jr. of MMA. For many, he’s the greatest martial artist who’s ever lived.
After eventually losing his title to Chris Weidman in 2013, Silva had a difficult run of losses, resulting in him leaving the UFC in 2020 at the ripe old age of 45. Since then he’s had a remarkable resurgence in boxing. Most notably, he outclassed former world champ Julio César Chávez Jr. in an eight round boxing match.
Who is Jake Paul?
You’re probably aware of Paul, the social media personality who first made it big on Vine before moving across to every platform in existence. He’s moved into boxing in recent years after fighting on the undercard of brother Logan Paul’s viral boxing match with UK YouTuber KSI. He showed a talent for boxing and has been fighting ever since.
Paul has also moved into promotion, co-promoting a huge fight between Ireland’s Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano, which was one of the biggest female boxing matches of all time.
MMA veteran Chris Avila to face YouTube star Doctor Mike in boxing match on Jake Paul-Anderson Silva card
The Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva boxing undercard will feature an unorthodox matchup.
UFC and Bellator MMA veteran Chris Avila will compete against YouTube star Doctor Mike in a four-round, professional boxing match Oct. 29 in Glendale, Arizona, officials told ESPN. The contracted weight will be 185 pounds, and the pair will fight with 10-ounce gloves. An official announcement is expected to be made later Tuesday.
Doctor Mike, whose real name is Mikhail Varshavski, is a well-known social media influencer with more than 23 million followers across platforms and more than 10 million YouTube subscribers.