Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz Fight Result Revealed: Jake Paul knocked out UFC legend Nate Diaz, but had to settle for a points victory.
Paul was jeered by the Dallas crowd as he entered the ring, accompanied by his older brother Logan, who had flown 1,200 miles from WWE Summer Slam in Detroit. Diaz was introduced second and received a standing ovation from the sold-out audience.
In the first round, however, Paul began like a goods train and landed a left hook that left Diaz labouring against the ropes. The UFC legend appeared to be in peril in the first minute, but he was able to survive. Diaz improved in the second round as he began to converse with the crowd, but Paul continued to strike the more effective blows.
Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz Fight Result Revealed:
In the third round, Paul landed a massive left hook that momentarily staggered his opponent, but Diaz responded with the same blow as his right eye began to close. In the fourth round, however, the UFC legend scored a point by ricking Paul’s head back with consecutive left hands as he assumed control from the halfway point.
Diaz, however, was knocked out in the fifth round by a left hook from Paul. The underdog beat the referee’s count and then miraculously survived Paul’s assault to end the round as the victor. In the sixth round, however, Diaz appeared to be labouring with his fitness as he holds on for the remainder of the fight.
Diaz appeared more at ease in the seventh round, but he offered little offensively and knew he needed a knockout to win. In the eighth round, he repelled Paul’s advances and fired more accurately than he had all night.
But just as he appeared to have turned the tide, Diaz was unable to make any progress in the penultimate round, as Paul had recovered well from the previous session. Diaz was unable to finish the fight in the final round before his fate was determined by the judges, despite his best efforts.
In the co-main event, Amanda Serrano dominated Heather Hardy in a somewhat unnecessary rematch from four years ago, but was unable to defeat her opponent. The fight was decided by scores of 99-91, 100-90, and 100-90 in favour of Serrano, who remains the undisputed featherweight world champion despite suffering a loss to Katie Taylor last year.