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Jake Paul’s jump from YouTube personality to professional boxer may have garnered some scoffs, but, with a record of 5-0 and four wins by way of knockouts (including back-to-back victories against Tyron Woodley), he’s proven himself to be formidable in the ring. Tonight, Paul faces his toughest opponent yet — UFC legend Anderson Silva — in an eight-round cruiserweight bout.
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Although the two high-profile fighters have very different backgrounds, Paul vs. Silva is shaping up to be surprisingly close — not to mention buzzy, as with all of Paul’s recent bouts.
Looking to watch Paul vs. Silva live? Read on. Below are all the key details about the fight, including how to get the Paul vs. Silva pay-per-view live stream online.
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When is Paul vs. Silva? Date, Time, Location
Paul vs. Silva is going down tonight, Saturday, October 29 at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. The main card will start at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, with Paul and Silva’s ringwalks happening around 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT.
While there were rumors that the fight would be cancelled, after Silva made comments that he had been “knocked out twice” during training camp, the Arizona Boxing and MMA Commission has cleared the UFC star to compete against Paul in the ring.
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How to Watch Paul vs. Silva Online: Live Stream Details
Can’t make it to the fight in person? You’ve got a couple of ways to watch Paul vs. Silva online.
The fight is a PPV exclusive, so you’ll need to order the live stream through one of the platforms below. Both platforms will let you live stream Paul vs. Silva online using your smart TV, laptop, phone, tablet, or streaming devices (i.e Roku, Fire TV, or Apple TV).
1. Stream Paul vs. Silva PPV on Fite
One of the best ways to watch Paul vs. Silva live online is to buy the PPV live stream through Fite, which is offering the PPV live stream for $59.99. Your purchase includes all five fights on the event’s main card, as well as unlimited replays afterward if you want to rewatch highlights.
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2. Stream Paul vs. Silva PPV on Showtime
Another place to buy the Paul vs. Silva PPV live stream is Showtime. Just like the above option, the PPV costs $59.99 on Showtime and gets you every fight on the Paul vs. Silva card. A Showtime subscription is not required, and the Showtime app is available on all major streaming devices.
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How to Watch Paul vs. Silva Free Online
Because Paul vs. Silva is exclusively available as a PPV, there is no (legal) way to watch Paul vs. Silva online for free. However, your PPV purchase on Fite does include unlimited replays for free, but you will need to buy the PPV live stream to live stream the fight online.
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Paul vs. Silva Odds, Card, Prediction
Jake “The Problem Child” Paul and Anderson “The Spider” Silver are at opposite places in their career, but it seems they’re fighting each other at just the right time. Oddsmakers currently have Paul as a slight favorite with moneyline odds of -250 compared to Silva’s +205. In other words, this fight is expected to be as close as they come.
Silva is no doubt feeling confident coming into tonight’s fight, having beaten former world titlist Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. as the underdog. The Brazilian fighter has three other professional boxing matches under his belt, of which he won two and lost one (in 1998). Silva is also the first southpaw Paul has faced, which could pose difficulties for “The Problem Child.”
Paul is aware of Silva’s boxing talent, saying, “This is it. This is a make-or-break moment. I know I have someone who just beat a world champion of boxing right in front of me.” The YouTube star is also excited about the opportunity to be in the ring with Silva, who he’s idolized since a young age. “He was my idol growing up,” Paul told Fox News Digital, “and he was the first celebrity I ever met. Now, I get to share the ring with him.”
Still, Paul is convinced of a decisive win: “It won’t go more than five.”
And Paul’s prediction of a win could very well come to fruition, as Silva is past his prime at 47 years old and saw his fighting skills dwindle after 2013 with seven UFC losses in the same number of years before retiring.
“The energy involved in this fight is so amazing,” said Silva. “A lot of people think about, ‘Anderson you’re crazy, why do you do that?’ You know what, that’s a good challenge for me.”
Besides the blockbuster main event, the Paul vs. Silva card is bringing some other worthwhile bouts to whet our appetites beforehand. Here’s the full Paul vs. Silva fight card:
Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva — Cruiserweight
Uriah Hall vs. Le’Veon Bell — Cruiserweight
Ashton Sylve vs. Braulio Rodriguez — Super featherweight
Chris Avila vs. Mikhail Varshavski — Cruiserweight
Danny Barrios vs. Edgar Ortiz Jr. — Super bantamweight
Adrian Rodriguez vs. Dominique Griffin — Super bantamweight
Antonio Nieves vs. Alexandro Santiago — Bantamweight
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