For the second time in 2021, “The Problem Child” Jake Paul is taking on a marquee name in mixed martial arts. But this time around, you can say that the level of competition is higher, in the form of former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.
Neither man was really able to mount any significant offense, for the most part. Woodley was visibly more timid throughout the contest, but he did land a clean right hand in the fourth round that had Paul wobbling towards the ropes. “The Chosen One” also had his moments towards the later rounds.
For his part, Paul showed a little more activity, but he was already showing signs of exhaustion towards the second half of the fight. But ultimately, it was Paul who was awarded the split decision victory, which means Woodley will likely be inked with an “I love Jake” tattoo.
In the co-main event, Amanda Serrano put her WBC, WBO, and IBO featherweight titles on the line against Yamileth Mercado. The fight was all about Serrano’s body shots, landing a total of 65 through the course of ten rounds.
And while a ton of credit goes to Mercado for her gritty and gutsy showing, it was “The Real Deal” who emerged victorious via unanimous decision to retain her titles.
.@TWooodley tags Paul in round 4 #PaulWoodley pic.twitter.com/8j9Gnh9jJD
— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) August 30, 2021
Jake Paul def. Tyron Woodley by split decision (77-75, 75-77, 78-74)
Amanda Serrano def. Yamileth Mercado by unanimous decision to retain unified featherweight titles (97-93, 98-92, 99-91)
Daniel Dubois def. Joe Cusumano by TKO at 2:10 of round 1
Montana Love def. Ivan Baranchyk by TKO (corner stoppage), 3:00 of round 7
Tommy Fury def. Anthony Taylor by unanimous decision (40-36 on all cards)
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