Having destroyed Ben Askren in his most recent effort, social media sensation-turned slugger Jake Paul will look to make it 2-0 against standout mixed martial arts (MMA) wrestlers tonight (Sun., Aug. 29, 2021) when he takes on former UFC Welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley, in a pay-per-view (PPV) main event.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE coverage of tonight’s PPV main card. The $59.99 FITE/Showtime PPV kicks off at 8 p.m. ET (watch it here), with Paul and Woodley likely to make the walk closer to midnight.
The card will also see one of the best in the business, Amanda Serrano, put her Featherweight belts on the line against Super Bantamweight champion, Yamileth Mercado. Further boxing action includes a Super Lightweight crossroads match between prospect Montana Love and lethal veteran Ivan “The Beast” Baranchyk, Heavyweight prospect Daniel Dubois’ latest appearance against “Joe” Cusumano, and potential future Paul foe Tommy Fury’s clash with Bellator vet Anthony Taylor.
Paul Vs. Woodley Quick Results:
Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley — Paul def. Woodley by split decision (77-75, 75-77, 78-74) -— HIGHLIGHTS!
Amanda Serrano vs. Yamileth Mercado — Serrano def. Mercado by unanimous decision (97-93, 98-92, 99-91)
Daniel Dubois vs. Juiseppe Cusumano — Dubois def. Cusumano by TKO at 2:10 of Round One — WATCH HIGHLIGHTS!
Ivan Baranchyk vs. Montana Love — Love def. Baranchyk by RTD at 3:00 of Round Seven — WATCH HIGHLIGHTS!
Tommy Fury vs. Anthony Taylor — Fury def. Taylor by unanimous decision (40-36 x3) — WATCH HIGHLIGHTS!
Paul Vs. Woodley Round-By-Round Updates:
190 lbs.: Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley
Round one: Woodley in an extremely low stance, slowly advancing. Jab to the body. Paul digs a right to the midsection. 1-1-2 from Paul. Halfway through. Combination lands for him. Woodley yet to let his hands go, gets backed off by a combo that falls short. Woodley with a pair of rights downstairs. Woodley 1-1-2 falls short. 10-9 Paul.
Round two: Woodley falling short with punches. Paul takes a moment to flex. Jab lands for Woodley. Paul to the body. Halfway through the round. Woodley tries a right hand, can’t connect. Paul goes low-high. Woodley tries a combo, can’t land clean. He’s just not doing enough, which feels like the story of his career these last few years. 10-9, 20-18 Paul.
Round three: Woodley looking a bit more active now, but not actually throwing. Combination from Paul. Good counter hook and jab to the body. Woodley tries a combination, can’t connect halfway through the round. Paul circling, Woodley not throwing. Double jab from Paul into the clinch. Woodley with a lead right at the bell. 10-9, 30-27 Paul.
Round four: Woodley now trying to throw a bit. Left hook appears to land for him. Paul tries a right hand, clinches. Right hand downstairs. Woodley continuing to fall short, eats a low-high combo. Halfway through the round. Clinch. Suddenly Woodley lands a good right hand that nearly drops Paul against the ropes. Woodley stalking. Hard uppercut and left hook. Paul comes back with a right hand that prompts a clinch. Paul just circling until the bell. 10-9 Woodley, 39-37 Paul.
Round five: Good uppercut and left hook land for Woodley early on. Paul with a 1-2 downstairs. He punches his way into the clinch. Woodley pressing forward, Paul looking a bit winded. Right cross from Woodley. Paul misses with a 1-2, eats a left hook. Woodley calling him on. Paul definitely tired, but lands a jab. Right cross connects. Jab from Woodley in return, clinch. Paul tries a late combo and they trade at the bell. 10-9 Woodley, 48-47 Paul.
Round six: Woodley punches his way into the clinch. Jab lands for him, then one to the body. Paul answers downstairs. Woodley tries a lead right, clinch. Combination from Paul halfway through the round. Woodley right hand, Paul left hook. 2-1 from Paul. Short right by Woodley. Paul tries a combo, lands a good 1-2 that prompts a clinch. Another clinch. Woodley tries a late surge. 10-9, 58-56 Paul.
Round seven: Early exchange, clinch. Woodley misses a 1-2. Left hook appears to land. Counters from Paul in the corner. Woodley right hand whiffs. Halfway through the round. Jab from Paul. Low-high goes Paul, lands another jab. Woodley with a left hook upstairs. 2-1 from Paul. Body shot, clinch. Big overhand right by Paul and Woodley ties up. 10-9, 68-65 Paul.
Round eight: 1-2 from Woodley. Lead right. Both land overhands. Paul tries a long 1-2. Clinch. Woodley right, Paul hook halfway through the round. They trade near the ropes. Woodley flurries, clinches. Cross counter from Woodley. Long right. 10-9 Woodley, 77-75 Paul.
Final result: Paul def. Woodley by split decision
126 lbs.: Amanda Serrano vs. Yamileth Mercado
Round one: Serrano lands an early left cross, stalking forward. She tries to flurry in the corner. Mercado trying to counter as she circles. They trade in the center, neither landing clean. Halfway through. Serrano looking to jab. Right hook lands for Mercado. Serrano comes back with counters. Body shots. More left hands downstairs. Counter right hook. 10-9 Serrano.
Round two: Counter right hook lands for Mercado. Serrano to the body. Continuing to advance, lands another body shot halfway through. Combination on the ropes. Continuing to target the head and body effectively. Mercado retreating but not offering much in return. 10-9, 20-18 Serrano.
Round three: Serrano keeping up the pressure, landing jabs. Continuing to dig left hands to the body. Right hand downstairs from Mercado, eats a cross in return. Halfway through. More combinations from Serrano in the corner. Mercado trying to throw back, eating lots of body shots. 10-9, 30-27 Serrano.
Round four: Serrano continuing to press forward. The power and volume differential is just too much; Mercado’s bursting in once in a while but not landing anything meaningful. Halfway through. Right hook lands for Serrano on the ropes. They trade. Mercado ladns a body shot, eats a lengthy combo upstairs. Good exchange in the corner and now Mercado lands her best right hand of the fight. 10-9, 40-36 Serrano.
Round five: Serrano circling a bit more this round. Lead right lands for Mercado. Serrano counter jab. Mercado to the body halfway through. Right upstairs. Good overhand right. Serrano content to jab in return. Double right hook. Stiff jab by Serrano and they trade on the ropes. Big combo by Serrano. 10-9, 50-45 Serrano.
Round six: Serrano back on the advance. They trade in the center. Serrano backs her to the ropes and fires a combination before getting tied up. Mercado digs a pair of lefts downstairs. Body shots from Serrano halfway through, clinch. Mercado looking to answer in kind. Hard combo by Serrano, clean straight left. Body shots on the ropes, walking Mercado down. Mercado tries to chip away inside. 10-9, 60-54 Serrano.
Round seven: Serrano working behind her jab. Counter hooks land for her. Halfway through the round. Another hook. Mercado lands a straight right, eats a body shot. Right hand downstairs from Mercado. Both women rip the body but it’s Serrano doing damage. Walking Mercado down, digs another left hand downstairs. Big combo at the bell. 10-9, 70-63 Serrano.
Round eight: Serrano continuing to press forward and land the jab. Mercado fires a combination off the back foot. Low-high combo. Halfway through. Serrano digs some body shots, clinch. Mercado trading with her inside, lands a good hook upstairs. Trading in the corner. Both bang the body. Mercado left hook. Serrano knocks her back with a 1-2. 10-9, 80-72 Serrano.
Round nine: Mercado lands a left downstairs and they roughhouse inside. Serrano backs her up with a combination on the ropes. More pressure from Serrano, combo and overhand right by Mercado. Good right hand catches Mercado throwing and Serrano tries to capitalize. Halfway through. Hard body shots by Serrano. They trade rights on the exit. Serrano goes head-body. Big looping left, hooks on the ropes. 10-9, 90-81 Serrano.
Round ten: Serrano pushing forward and throwing volume. Mercado right there with her, landing low and high. Huge right hook hurts Mercado and Serrano looks to pile on the combos. Halfway through. Hard right hands upstairs. Mercado trying to throw back, getting the worst of it. 2-3 hurts Mercado again. Some final exchanges. 10-9, 100-90 Serrano.
Final result: Serrano def. Mercado by unanimous decision
Heavyweight: Daniel Dubois vs. Juiseppe Cusumano
Round one: Early 1-2 lands for Dubois. Cusumano looking a little unpolished. Another right cross from Dubois, clinch. Combination on the ropes capped by an overhand behind the ear and Cusumano’s down less than a minute into the round. Cusumano barely beats the count. Dubois jumps on him, throwing heat. Cusumano with an overhand right in return but a 1-2 drops him again. Again he takes as much of the count as he can. Dubois flurries on the ropes as soon as he gets up and there’s knockdown number three for the finish.
Final result: Dubois def. Cusumano by TKO
140 lbs.: Ivan Baranchyk vs. Montana Love
Round one: Baranchyk on the front foot immediately. Love circling. Baranchyk swings, gets clinched. Love tries a straight left. Baranchyk falls short with lefts, lands a body shot. Jab connects as he avoids an uppercut. Big left hook whiffs. Good defensive movement from Love so far. Straight left. Baranchyk bursts in with some big hooks on the ropes that appear to connect. 10-9 Baranchyk.
Round two: Baranchyk continuing to pressure, eats a body shot. Right hook, good lefts on the pivot. Clinch. Love tries a 1-2. Halfway through the round. Sticking and moving much better this round. Baranchyk struggling to cut off the ring. He whiffs in the corner. Slick check hook by Love. Counter left. Baranchyk charging in without success. He whiffs on a wide overhand, walks into another straight left. 10-9 Love, 19-19.
Round three: Baranchyk tries a right hook to the body. Love moving very well. Baranchyk swings hooks as they exit the clinch. Counter jab by Love. They trade lefts. Halfway through. Big overhand right and left hook suddenly wobble Love, who desperately ties up. Baranchyk stalking, whiffs, gets clinched. He flurries, then gets cracked while the ref is breaking them up. 10-9, 29-28 Baranchyk.
Round four: Baranchyk with a big early flurry. Straight left from Love. Baranchyk digs a body shot, clinch. Halfway through. Clinch. Sharp 1-2 by Love. Counter left uppercut. Both swing hard near the ropes. Love 1-2. Heavy left hand wobbles Baranchyk and Love pauses to showboat before following up. Good body shot from Love, who eats a right uppercut. 10-9 Love, 38-38.
Round five: Love sending out 1s and 2s through the guard. Baranchyk advancing, not landing clean. Love digs a left downstairs. Baranchyk tries some wild swings on the ropes halfway through. Clinch. 1-2 from Love. Sharp left uppercut, then another. Again, then a check hook that rattles Baranchyk again. Love waits to follow up. A few lefts land for him, then Baranchyk blasts him with a left hook that sends Love staggering back. 10-9, 48-47 Love.
Round six: 1-2, then a body shot from Love. Baranchyk trying to cut him off, eats a sneaky left. Halfway through the round. Love lands another 1-2. Sharp left as he circles. Clinch. Baranchyk rips a body shot, gets warned for hitting behind the head. 10-9, 58-56 Love.
Round seven: Love cracks him with an early combination. Baranchyk still game but getting picked off and isn’t throwing all that much back. More clean combos from Love. Lovely accuracy and fluidity from Love so far. Halfway through. Another clean 1-2 splits the guard. Baranchyk swings so hard he takes himself off his feet. Clinch. Brief clinch. Baranchyk tries to rush in at the 10-seconds clapper and gets folded by a counter left. He makes it up in time but his corner should think about stopping it.
They do. Good call.
Final result: Love def. Baranchyk by RTD
180 lbs.: Tommy Fury vs. Anthony Taylor
Round one: Fury on the front foot early. Doesn’t seem to be a fight clock on the broadcast, FYI. Taylor staying mobile. Clinch. Fury throws an awkward flurry. Taylor whiffs on an overhand. Clinch, body punches from Taylor. Fury with a looping right hook. Clinch. Taylor wades in with an overhand right and ties up. Oh, there’s the clock with 40 seconds to go. Uppercut from Fury, clinch. They trade in the center. 10-9 Fury, I guess.
Round two: Fury tries a combo to the body. Taylor runs into the clinch once again. Overhand right misses. Fury combination, Taylor clinch. More clinching. Combination from Fury in center ring. Longer one soon after. Halfway through. Taylor lands a handful of looping overhands. Fury starting to put some combos together. Taylor looking amateurish to the extreme. clinch on the ropes. Flurry from Fury, another Taylor clinch. Bad body language from Taylor, who clinches again. 10-9, 20-18 Fury.
Round three: Taylor moving forward but not throwing. Clinch. Fury tries a right cross. Not throwing much either this round to be honest. Taylor slips and nearly falls out of the ring halfway through the round. They trade in the clinch at center ring. Jab lands for Fury. Taylor avoids a right hand on the ropes. 10-9, 30-27 Fury basically by default.
Round four: Early clinch. Taylor kinda flailing his way into the clinch. More flailing punches from Taylor that don’t connect. Fury combo, clinch. Halfway through. Fury pushes forward with a flurry that mostly lands. Continuing to land in the center. Lead right, clinch, uppercut. Another lead right by Fury, who’s warned for a rabbit punch. Taylor throws an overhand into the clinch. This suuuuucks. 10-9, 40-36 Fury.