The YouTube sensation Jake Paul recently faced the former UFC middleweight champion and combat sports icon, Anderson Silva, on October 29 at Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Ariz. Paul dropped Silva in the final round to ensure victory over the UFC legend. Paul looked lightly bruised in his first public outing, barely 24 hours after the bout as he attended the Phoenix Suns’ home win against the Houston Rockets.
Jake Paul spotted at NBA game
The YouTuber-turned-boxer seemed in high spirits, shooting around the basketball in the warmup to the game at the Footprint Center in Arizona’s capital on Sunday night. He even dabbed up several players on both teams, including 7-ft-4 popular center Boban Marjanovic, and posed for court-side snaps with Chris Paul and Devin Booker.
According to a report by Total, with a base pay of $1.5 million and the lion’s share of pay-per-view buys at 65%, ‘The Problem Child’ is expected to receive a payout of around $5 million. However, the former UFC middleweight champion will earn $1.5 million from a base pay of 500K and 35% of pay-per-view sales.
Both men increased their offense in the final round and Paul scored the only knockdown of the fight by dropping Silva with a big right hand. The Brazilian recovered well and returned to his feet to walk Paul down, but he was eating jabs in the process. Silva refused to wilt and heard the final bell, but it wasn’t enough as the judges scored the contest 77-74, 78-73, 78-73 in Paul’s favour.