It’s the fight that no one could have predicted a year ago: YouTube star Jake Paul will face former UFC champion Tyron Woodley in a professional boxing match on Sunday, Aug. 29. The pay-per-view event starts at 5 p.m.
After scoring knockouts of fellow YouTube star AnEsonGib, former NBA player Nate Robinson, and former Bellator welterweight champion and ex-UFC fighter Ben Askren, YouTube sensation Jake Paul will fight former UFC welterweight champion and UFC commentator Tyron Woodley, the man who was in Askren’s corner when he got knocked out.
Even though Askren had never boxed professionally and was known more for his wrestling than for his striking, many experts considered Askren a favorite because of his MMA pedigree. Askren’s loss to Paul gave the world of mixed martial arts a black eye that Woodley hopes to avenge.
Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley fight card
• Jake Paul -190 vs. Tyron Woodley +160, 190-pound catchweight (eight rounds)
• Amanda Serrano (c) -2000 vs. Yamileth Mercado +1000, unified women’s featherweight titles
• Daniel Dubois -2000 vs. Joe Cusumano +1000, heavyweight (10 rounds)
• Ivan Baranchyk -220 vs. Montana Love +180, welterweight (10 rounds)
• Tommy Fury -1500 vs. Anthony Taylor +850, cruiserweight (six rounds)
Here’s where you can watch the Jake Paul-Tyron Woodley fight in the Valley.
Looking for a place to relax while you watch the Jake Paul-Ben Askren fight? Join your friends at The Porch this Sunday for the Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley fight at 5 p.m. Seating is first come first served. Here are the three Valley locations of The Porch:
• 4017 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix
• 1128 E. Baseline Rd., Tempe
• 312 N. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert
Dave & Buster’s Tempe Marketplace
Dave & Buster’s Tempe Marketplace is always the best place to be for fight night. With more than 36 TVs and a 40-foot WOW Wall, there will be a seemingly unlimited number of screens available to catch all the action. They have a robust beer/wine/cocktail selection and even recently added some great new dishes to their menu including French Dip, Flatbread Shrimp Scampi, Korean Style Sticky Ribs, Truffle Fries and Buratta Bruschetta. Book a viewing party or watch it with friends on one of the many big screen TVs.
Twin Peaks Restaurants
Twin Peaks, the Valley’s go-to sports lodge, has almost 100 large screen TVs, 29-degree draft beers, craft cocktails and scratch-made food. To watch the fight, guests must spend a minimum of $25 per person on food and drinks and be over 21 to come in. All four Valley locations will be showing the fight. Here are Twin Peaks’ four Valley locations:
• 8787 E. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale
• 2050 E Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe
• 2135 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
• 6922 N. 95th Ave., Glendale
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