Jake Paul, a YouTuber, is facing off against former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.The fight will take place on Aug. 29 at 8 p.m ET/5 p.m. PT. There will be a single undercard fight before the main event. The fight takes place in Paul's hometown of Cleveland, at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The fight will air on Showtime PPV at a price of $50. Tickets start at $10 and go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. ET on July 22nd.
THE BETTING ODDS
Looking at the Paul vs Woodley odds, Paul is a slight favorite going into the fight at -138. Woodley, is the underdog at +100. What does this mean? A wager of $138 for Paul to earn $100 profit if he wins. A $100 bet on Woodley would return a $100 profit should Woodley win.
Known for playing Dirk Mann, on the Disney Channel show "Bizaardvark". His brother is Logan Paul who recently fought Floyd Mayweather. The brothers are YouTubers turned "boxers". Paul recently fought Ben Askren, the even made 1.4 million PPV buys.
Woodley is a professional MMA fighter and broadcast analyst. He is a 5X UFC Welterweight Champion. His MMA record stands at (19-7-1). "At the end of the day, I'm in boxing right now," he said, according to ESPN. "Paul's, my first opponent. This is your first and everybody else's first chance to watch me box."
Social media stars are constantly looking for new ways to hit the headlines> The Paul brothers are doing what their supposed to be doing.. grab attention and make money. Celebrity boxing experienced a resurgence in 2019 with Jake Paul’s first match against fellow YouTuber KSI. As a result and the PPV revenue success this has pro fighters and other social media starts thinking... Also this has started a beef between Dana White & Jake Paul. "I think there's a movement moving forward that is going to show that fighters should be getting paid more. It's unfair. The UFC fighters don't have fair pay. Out of all the sports, the percentages that the owners get versus the athletes, they're the lowest." Paul told reporters. This has caused a lot of conversations about UFC fighters and their pay. Recently Mark Coleman, stated "I respect Dana a lot, He’s called me as dumbass plenty of times, but who hasn’t he called a dumbass? So, I don’t take it too personally. I think he’s done one hell of a job, and we’ve got to give him a lot of credit for where the sport is at today. “Of course, everybody wants to be paid more. I think they’re probably going to have to pay more eventually, but right now everybody’s getting paid pretty damn good, I tell you that."
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