December 2, 2022

One of the most anticipated events of the year is finally here. Social media star Jake Paul will make his lone appearance inside a boxing ring in 2022 on Saturday night in Glendale, Arizona and it will be his toughest test to date. Paul is set to take on MMA legend Anderson Silva in the main event of a Showtime PPV.

This is the third different opponent Paul has tried to secure a fight and date with this year. First was Tommy Fury, half brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. That fight fell apart when Fury was unable to secure a visa and enter the United States. Then he tried to book a fight with Hasim Rahman Jr., son of another former fighter in Hasim Rahman Sr. But that fight fell apart when Rahman Jr., a heavyweight, was unable to meet the weight requirements Paul placed on the fight.

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Paul most recently defeated Woodley via sixth-round KO in December 2021. It was a crushing right hook that faceplanted Woodley. Silva followed up a split decision win over former WBC middleweight champion Julio César Chávez Jr. with a first-round KO of former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz in September 2021.

“I’m the young guy and he’s really, really good and has more experience. He has the weight, the height, the reach so all the odds are stacked against me. He’s very fast, very technical, very rangy, good defense, good movement,” Paul said at the final press conference. “I’ll have to be perfect on Saturday night. I know I’m capable of doing that but I’m ready for war. Skill aside, it might come down to who wants it more and I believe that’s me.”

The undercard fills out with a blend of young prospects looking to make a name for themselves and more celebrity attractions to get some more casual fans interested. Ashton Sylve, the 18-year-old super featherweight, is back in action when he takes on veteran Braulio Rodriguez. Vets Alexandro Santiago and Antonio Nieves are set to throw down at bantamweight. Plus, former UFC middleweight Uriah Hall makes his pro boxing debut when he takes on former NFL running back Le’Veon Bell, who is also making his pro debut. And opening up the festivities will be combat sports veteran Chris Avila when he takes on social media star Dr. Mike Varshavski.

Below is the complete fight card for Saturday night in Glendale, Arizona, along with the latest odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Be sure to stay tuned to this page throughout the week for the latest news, in-depth features and expert picks for the main event ahead of the action.

Paul vs. Silva card, odds

Odds via Caesars Sportsbook

Jake Paul -270 Anderson Silva +220 185-pound catchweight
Ashton Sylve Braulio Rodriguez Super featherweight
Alexandro Santiago Antonio Nieves Bantamweight
Uriah Hall Le’Veon Bell Cruiserweight
Chris Avila Dr. Mike Varshavski Cruiserweight

Paul vs. Silva info

  • Date: Oct. 29 | Start time: 9 p.m. ET
  • Location: Desert Diamond Arena — Glendale
  • How to watch: Showtime PPV | Price: $59.99

Paul vs. Silva countdown

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