When Jake Paul steps into the boxing ring to face Anderson Silva, he’ll be looking for another big payday. Paul will also look to confirm a point when Silva is reported to have taken home a huge salary.
The fight between Paul and Silva will take place in the Desert Diamond Arena in Arizona on October 29.
Silva made his MMA debut in 1997 and joined the UFC in 2006. “The Spider” defeated Chris Leben via KO in his UFC debut and defeated Rich Franklin to win the UFC middleweight title. From 2006-2012, Silva went on an incredible run. He has successfully defended the title 10 times and has been in a row for 16 times.
Since 2013, however, Silva’s MMA has taken a slight turn. He went 1-7 without a single win. Injuries, age, and surgery have affected his career. Silva’s last fight was a TKO loss against Uriah Hall in October 2020.
According to Daily Sports, Silva’s earnings in the octagon total up to $8,732,000.
“I think this shows that people can make more money in boxing than they can in the UFC, and I hope the UFC starts paying more fighters and this is a step in the right direction, but obviously that all their talent Rosters like this follow,” said Paul at the press conference before the fight.
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Paul is 5-0 in boxing, having defeated Anson Gib, Nate Robinson, Ben Askren, and Tyron Woodley twice. He was supposed to face Tommy Fury and Hasim Rahman Jr. before all the fighting is won.
The Sporting newspaper looked at the success of the fighters in their fight and how this could affect their wallets in the long run.
Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva fight purse, prize money
While the purses for both men have yet to be announced, The Sporting News takes a look at the history of both men and what their previous paychecks could mean for their upcoming fights.
According to SportsZion, Paul took home $1.2 million for his fight with Nate Robinson. Paul earned nearly $2 million in his first fight against Tyron Woodley in 2021 (per MMA Junkie). The upcoming fight with Tommy Fury was reported to have earned both of them more than a million dollars. Hasim Rahman Jr. He stated that he can earn up to 5,000 dollars in the war he is doing because of a re-drinking clause included in the war agreement.
In Anderson Silva’s UFC debut in 2006, he earned $66,000, per Daily Sports. In his last UFC fight in 2020, against Uriah Hall, Silva reportedly took home $620,000.
In Heroics for the duration, Silva was guaranteed $500,000 to $1 million in his return to boxing against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in 2021. He received an additional $100,000 from Chavez, who was unable to carry any weight in the fight. Silva also took 30% of Tito Ortiz’s purse when he missed weight in their boxing match that year.
What is Jake Paul’s house worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Paul’s net worth is around $30 million. In 2018, Paul earned $21.5 million, making him the second-highest YouTube star in the world.
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Compared to his brother, Logan Paul’s net worth is around $45 million.
What is the net worth of Anderson Silva?
Per Celebrity Net Worth, Silva’s net worth is around $8 million.
Compared to his previous opponents in the octagon, Chris Weidman is worth about three million dollars. The UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, is worth about four million dollars.
When is Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva?
- Date: Saturday 29 October
- Start time: 9 pm ET | 2 am BST | 11am AEST
- Main event: 11:30 pm ET | 4:30am BST | 1:30pm AEST (approx)
Paul vs. Silva will take place on October 29. The main card starts at 9 pm ET | 2 am BST | 11am AEST. Paul da Silva should make his way to the ring around 11:30 pm ET | 4:30am BST | 1:30pm AEST, depending on the duration of the fight below.
How to watch Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva
|Ground||The date||Channel + Live Stream (main card)|
|America||Sat. October 29||Show time|
|You have||Sat. October 29||Show time|
|United Kingdom||Sat. October 29||FITE.TV|
|Australia||October 30||Bring Sports|
Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva will be on Showtime PPV in America.
Viewers can stream the show via Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox ONE, laptop, or any mobile or tablet device.
Outside of the US, the event will be available on FITE.tv in the UK and Kayo Sports in Australia.
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Paul Price vs. Silva will be $59.99, which is the same price Paul fans paid for Paul’s last fight against Tyron Woodley.
Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva fight card
- Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva; Weight (about 187 kg)
- Uriah Hall vs. Le’Veon Bell
- Ashton Sylve vs Braulio Rodriguez
- Dr. Mike vs Chris Avila
- Danny Barrios vs. Edgar Ortiz Jr.
- Adrian Rodriguez vs Dominique Griffin
- Antonio Nieves vs. Alexander Santiago