- Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva is set to take place on October 29th in Phoenix, Arizona.
- In this fight, the former UFC champion is favored over the YouTuber/Disney star.
- The opening Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva odds, analysis, and predictions are provided below.
Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva takes place in October at Phoenix’s Gila River Arena. After the opening Paul vs Silva odds were released, the latter is the favorite over the former.
The Showtime boxing main event pay-per-view attraction has fueled the fires of oddsmakers, who have already devised a line for this one. As we analyze the upcoming fight, let’s take a look at the opening Paul vs Silva odds.
At 187 pounds, this will be an eight-round fight. Both normally compete a little higher at cruiserweight, but this catchweight seems to work well for both. This is close to the weight Paul indicated he wants to fight at. It’s also close to the weight at which Silva established his legendary legacy as UFC middleweight world champion.
Silva is favored in the opening boxing odds.
While Silva was highly decorated in MMA, he’s recently given his boxing combat efforts a new coat of paint. ‘The Spider’ defeated former middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. He also stopped Tito Ortiz inside the boxing ring after leaving the UFC Octagon.
Silva is 3-1 as a professional boxer and impressed in a May exhibition bout against Bruno Machado.
This will be Paul’s first fight against a professional boxer who has won a fight. This is by far his most significant step up in competition, and it directly influences OKBet betting line for the match.
Paul is the underdog versus Silva.
Paul has been attempting to fight in 2022, but several plans have fallen through until now. ‘The Problem Child’ had planned to face Tommy Fury and then Hasim Rahman Jr in August, but both Madison Square Garden fights fell through.
Paul has shown a lot of respect for Silva in this upcoming matchup. Despite this, the brash social media influencer believes he will be knocked out in less than five rounds.
Jake Paul has a 5-0 record and four knockouts. Every opponent that the combat sports provocateur has faced has been defeated. As previously stated, this is his first fight of the year. While this is Silva’s second attempt as a boxer in 2022, it is his first official fight.
Expected Movement in Paul vs. Silva Odds
In terms of how the odds will change as the fight approaches, I believe some money will bet on Paul. I feel this way because of the advantages that youth provides. This perception makes sense when you consider Silva made his pro boxing debut when Paul was 16 months old.
Nonetheless, I believe Silva will remain the slight favorite throughout. Despite leaving the UFC with a 1-7 record and one no-contest, his last three boxing performances have shown flashes of his former form. That excellence led to Silva amassing what is still the UFC’s longest winning streak (16 consecutive bouts).
Paul is up against yet another former MMA champion, but this one has by far the most nuanced striking ability of the bunch. When Askren and Woodley fought Paul, they came in with a wrestling background. However, Silva has always been known for his stand-up routine.
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