Jake Paul Overcomes Early Cut to Knock Out Tyron Woodley in Round 6

Jake Paul lands a punch on Tyron Woodley during their rematch. Photo: Amanda Westcott/Showtime

YouTuber turned boxer Jake Paul stopped former UFC champion Tyron Woodley in the sixth round of their rematch on Saturday night.

It seemed that the fun was close to being over for Jake Paul as he found himself facing adversity against Tyron Woodley.

After following mostly the same script as the first fight, Paul suffered a cut from a head butt near the end of the second round.  From then on, the former UFC champion appeared spurred on by the visible damage and went after the YouTuber turned boxer more aggressively which made the bout far more exciting than the first.  In the end, his revenge was not meant to be.  Paul read an opening and delivered a crushing right hand to the temple as Woodley dropped his lead hand.  A count was unnecessary as Woodley collapsed face first unconscious to the canvas as Paul walked off to the corner to celebrate.

For his part, Woodley began the fight more aggressively before finding himself struggling once again to overcome the size and reach disparity of Paul.  Though Paul closed the show, Woodley had memorable moments of his own as he tossed Paul to the canvas during one of the many times they wrapped up in the clinch.

In his post-fight interview, Paul called out UFC fighters Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz who were in attendance during the bout.  He acknowledged, insultingly so, that they would need to ask UFC President Dana White for a release. He also took the opportunity to take another shot at his previously scheduled opponent Tommy Fury who he said was not a “real fighter” after withdrawing from the bout on two weeks notice.  Paul notably took shots at Fury throughout the week, wearing a shirt that insulted him at the weigh ins and walked out to the fight wearing a Union Jack themed outfit with a message to Fury that chastised him for watching the event from home.

On the undercard, multiple division world champion Amanda Serrano routed Miriam Gutierrez by unanimous decision.  Now riding a 27 fight win-streak, it is widely expected that Serrano will negotiate for her bout to be against Irish star Katie Taylor for what would be one of the biggest bouts in women’s boxing in many years.  Serrano also notably has an MMA record of 2-0-1 with both her victories coming by submission.

Other notable action saw former Brooklyn Nets All-Star Deron Williams take a decision against San Francisco 49er’s Pro Bowler Frank Gore in an exhibition bout.  Already enjoying a significant size advantage, Williams connected on an exchange and went on to shove Gore nearly completely out of the ring through the ropes.  Following the bout, Williams said he was done competing in boxing despite playfully being open to the challenge of taking on Showtime analyst and former football player Brandon Marshall who took a shot at the toughness of basketball players compared to football players.