One of the biggest combat attractions of the year will finally unfold later tonight (Sat., April 17, 2021) live on FITE TV from inside Mercedes-Benz Arena in Atlanta, Ga., as YouTube sensation Jake Paul makes his third walk to the boxing ring against former mixed martial arts (MMA) world champion Ben Askren.
While Paul offers little combat sports experience, he’s become one of the biggest attractions in boxing over the past six months. This is due in part to his highlight-reel finish over former NBA star Nate Robinson late last year (watch it), but it’s also been his confidence entering his main event clash with “Funky.”
Askren, who is coming out of retirement for a $500K payday, is the betting underdog for this boxing affair. The former ONE Championship and Bellator MMA champion isn’t known for his striking whatsoever, but Askren is a legit professional athlete with cardio for days. He should be able to push the pace and get inside on Paul over the course of eight rounds to make this an entertaining contest.
It’s a match up you will not want to miss even though UFC will be staging some real fights at UFC Vegas 24 (details HERE). Luckily, we’ve compiled complete details and all the ways to watch “Paul vs. Askren” below:
- Sat., April 17, 2021 from inside the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Atlanta, Georgia
- Main card begins at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT
- “Prelims” undercard begins at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
- “Paul vs. Askren” main event is expected to begin around 11:30 p.m. ET / 8:30 p.m. PT
- “Paul vs. Askren” PPV main card can be viewed through FITE TV. The PPV will cost $49.99.
- “Paul vs. Askren” PPV main card can also be viewed through Triller Fight Club. That will also come with a $49.99 price tag.
- “Paul vs. Askren” undercard “Prelims” can be viewed via FITE TV. Watch the live “Prelims” stream RIGHT HERE.
- “Paul vs. Askren” PPV main card can be purchased through your local cable/satellite provider. Click HERE for full details.
- “Paul vs. Askren” PPV main card will be accessible through the FITE TV app. Click HERE for full details.
- Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren; Cruiserweight
- Regis Prograis vs. Ivan Redkach; Junior Welterweight
- Steve Cunningham vs. Frank Mir; Heavyweight
- Joe Fournier vs. Reykon; Light Heavyweight
- Junior Younan vs. Jeyson Minda; Light Heavyweight
- Quinton Randall vs. William Jackson; Welterweight
For the complete Triller Fight Club PPV line up and musical guests for April 17 click here. And remember, MMAmania.com will deliver live stream results, including play-by-play updates, of the Paul vs. Askren PPV right here.