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Jake Paul ‘will fight UFC icon Anderson Silva in his next boxing match in October’

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Jake Paul ‘will fight UFC icon Anderson Silva in his next boxing match in October,’ taking American’s biggest test yet despite opponent being more than TWO DECADES older

  • Jake Paul takes on UFC legend Anderson Silva, 47, in his next boxing match
  • Brazilian is considered one of the most impressive strikers in MMA history
  • Paul has been criticized for having only fought converted wrestlers so far
  • But Silva has to do rigorous research, despite being considerably older

Jake Paul “will fight Anderson Silva in October” in what will be the boxer-turned Youtuber’s biggest test yet.

Paul, 25, is reportedly set to close horns with the Brazilian who is considered by many to be the best striker to have performed in the UFC.

He was taken out of the roster when his contract expired in 2020, but the 47-year-old has since continued boxing successfully.

Jake Paul defeated Tyron Woodley in his last fight to face Anderson Silva next

Silva continued his impressive step into boxing with victory over Tito Ortiz (left)

Silva continued his impressive step into boxing with victory over Tito Ortiz (left)

Silva impressively defeated former world middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and knocked out Tito Ortiz.

His slick style of hitting in the octagon is reflected in the squared circle and should provide the sort of stepping stone into the classroom Paul was looking for.

The American last played against Tyron Woodley, whom he knocked out, and also sent Ben Askren and former NBA star Nate Robinson.

And according to YouTuber Keemstar, Paul will be fighting Silva next.

The Brazilian is considered one of the greatest MMA fighters in history

The Brazilian is considered one of the greatest MMA fighters in history

Paul also teased on Twitter: “I just got a call. Big announcement from the opponent this week. October.’

Silva’s MMA career ended on a whim and he was way past his prime, winning just one of his last nine.

In reality, the UFC should have cut ties with him long before his contract expired, but the veteran still possesses amazing skills, perhaps even better suited to boxing exhibitions.

At his best in the octagon, he was undefeated for eight years and many elite fighters struggled to reach out to him.

Paul (right) seems to have found his next opponent by beating Woodley

Paul (right) seems to have found his next opponent by beating Woodley

Silva reigned as the middleweight champion for 2457 days with a longest winning streak of 16 fights.

Paul has since aroused a lot of interest in his move to boxing. Tommy Fury and Sonny Bill Williams have been touted as potential matches, but the cancellation of the Fury match has left him looking for a new opponent.

Silva fits right in and there will no doubt be a lot of interest to see how he fares.

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