Jake Paul has the edge over Anderson Silva for their headline bout on Saturday, October 29, at least according to oddsmakers. The odds favor Paul, despite Silva having more than one advantage in the tale of the tape.
Paul is looking to take his Boxing record to 6-0 by winning again at the expense of another former UFC participant. Silva’s status as a legend of the octagon is likely to make this the toughest bout yet for YouTube star Paul.
Spectators aren’t the only ones likely to place bets ahead of the card at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Both fighters have entered into an interesting wager featuring plenty of incentives for the winner.
The fight card (9 p.m. ET start time; Paul vs Silva is fifth on the card) will be available exclusively on PPV, which you can buy and then watch through Showtime or through Fite TV.
You can buy the PPV through either of the above links, or you can read on for a more complete guide on what you need to do to watch Paul vs Silva on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device:
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Whether or not you have a subscription to Showtime, you can buy the fight straight through the Showtime platforms for $59.99:
Once you’ve purchased the fight through Showtime PPV, you can watch Paul vs Silva live on the Showtime app or Showtime website.
Compatible devices for the Showtime app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), Xbox One or Series X/S, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
You can also buy the PPV through Fite for $59.99:
Once you’ve purchased the fight through FITE TV, you can watch Paul vs Silva live on the FITE app or FITE website.
Compatible devices for the FITE app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4 or 5, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
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Paul is -150 to win, while Silva is +145 to have his hand raised, according to Colby Faria of OddsChecker. Those particularly confident about Paul’s chances can get odds of +2300 for ‘The Problem Child’ to beat Silva in the second round.
Anyone taking those odds will be a big believer in Paul’s one-punch power. It’s the same strength that helped the 25-year-old score a knockout against ex-UFC fighter Tyron Woodley in his last fight back in December 2021.
Perhaps the strongest proof of Paul’s confidence is revealed by the bet he and Silva agreed. If Paul loses, he must face ‘The Spider’ in a kickboxing contest, but a Silva defeat would lead to the formation of a organisation dedicated to providing “better pay and better health care” for those who compete in the UFC:
Being thrust into a kickboxing match with a mixed martial artist as decorated as Silva would be a true fish out of water situation for Paul. It may still come to that based on Silva’s advantages.
Those advantages include a two-inch reach advantage, and Silva being one-inch taller than his opponent, per Kieran Spratt of The Sportsman. Add in the southpaw’s subtle sting, and Silva has what he needs to keep Paul at bay and avoid the force of his KO shots.
Silva will also be able to use his greater experience as a fighter to preserve his energy and draw Paul into unfavorable situations.
Speaking of unfavorable situations, Silva could find himself in one after rumors emerged he was knocked out twice during a recent sparring session. Even though Silva released a statement attempting to explain he was merely knocked down, ESPN Ringside’s Marc Raimondi reported the Arizona Boxing and MMA Commission is reviewing the Brazilian’s status:
If Silva gets the all clear, he’s in a strong position to make his greater height, reach and experience count and force Paul to start thinking about kickboxing.