MMA Fighting has Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren live blog for round-by-round updates for one of the most anticipated boxing fights of the year.
The main event will start a little after 11:30 p.m. ET. Check out our Paul vs. Askren results page to find out what happened on the undercard. Jake Paul (2-0) welcomes former MMA champion Ben Askren (0-0) to the squared circle in this contest.
Jake Paul became a viral sensation with his impressive first-round knockout of Nate Robinson in his last outing on the undercard of the Tyson vs. Jones Jr. exhibition. Askren hasn’t competed in combat sports since Oct. 26, 2019 when he lost via technical submission to Demian Maia. Askren announced his MMA retirement a month later.
Check out Paul vs. Askren main event live blog below for tonight’s top fight at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
One fight remains tonight, but first a performance from Justin Bieber.
Jake Paul and Ben Askren are set to walk out next.
Askren to the ring first, not much pomp and circumstance in his entrance. And then Jake Paul entrance with a dancing robot mascot behind him. Michael Buffer is on-hand for the introductions.
Round 1: Askren immediately advances, but Paul ties him up. He’s keeping his hands high and his glove extended in Paul’s face. Paul backs him up with a 1-2. Paul looking to work the body. He stings Askren, then goes back to the head. Huge right hand lands for Paul! Askren hits the mat hard, but looks to be on his way back up. The referee waves it off! This one is over!
Askren not happy with the stoppage. Raucous celebration from Paul and his team.
Official result: Jake Paul def. Ben Askren via TKO - Round 1, 1:59
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