It’s Happening Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley Deal Official!
Yes, Jake Paul has his next opponent. Paul will be going head to head in the ring against former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.
CelebnSports247.com reports that on Tuesday, it was officially announced that both sides signed the deal and would be fighting in August.
Jake Paul is coming off a first-round knockout win against Ben Askren, another former UFC fighter.
Woodley lost his belt to current champ Kamaru Usman in March 2019 and has not won a fight since, falling to Gilbert Burns Colby Covington and Vicente Luque in succession.
Paul currently holds a record of 3-0 in his career, with wins against a former UFC fighter, a former NBA player, and YouTuber.
Woodley’s contract with the UFC has expired, so he is free to fight Paul.
The fight will likely be the first in Paul’s new deal with Showtime Boxing, which signed Paul to a multi-fight deal earlier this month.
Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley is a done deal and both have signed, first reported by The Athletic and confirmed to @arielhelwani.
The 190-pound match is currently slated for August 28, sources say. pic.twitter.com/NL8WItaaXr
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Woodley previously spoke about his expectations for the Askren fight:
[Paul] thought he picked Ben because Ben wasn’t really known for his striking prowess in MMA as more for his grinding, his cardio, his ability to submission, his ground and pound, his wrestling, his aggressiveness. He wasn’t really known for the boxing aspect of the sport. So, he [Jake Paul] probably thought it was an easy pick to go get that fight. But Ben’s Ben, swung at by all the world champion boxers and kickboxers.
He has sparred with those guys, he has been at the highest level. He has been with the guys that are Olympians, he has been with the NCAA champions, he has been with the top of the top, fighting against the world champions and been a world champion. So, you can’t compare that experience. You can’t compare the ability to be calm in a storm at a big, big, big event.
Who do you think will win Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley fight?