Jake Paul defeats former UFC star Nate Diaz by unanimous decision in 10-round boxing match

Paul Diaz Press Conference
By The Athletic Staff
Aug. 6, 2023

Social media star Jake Paul defeated former UFC fighter Nate Diaz in a 10-round cruiserweight bout by unanimous decision at American Airlines Center in Dallas on Saturday. Here’s what you need to know:

  • The judges’ scores were 97-92, 98-91, 98-91.
  • The fight went all 10 rounds, with Paul managing to knock Diaz down in the fifth round.
  • Paul (7-1) rebounded from his first career loss, a split-decision defeat to Tommy Fury in February. He boasts wins over other MMA stars including Anderson Silva, Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley.
  • Diaz (0-1), a former UFC title challenger, fought his final fight for the promotion last September and is currently an MMA free agent. His loss to Paul was his boxing debut.


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