This showdown between Paul and Diaz was hosted on Aug. 5 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. In the main event, Jake Paul (7-1) and Nate Diaz (0-1) went head-to-head. The fight was broadcasted live on DAZN, ESPN+, and PPV.com via pay-per-view.
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Round 1: Mark Calo-oy was the referee for the headline fight. Paul started off the match by landing a body shot. Both contenders maintained a low guard. Paul threw some off-kilter punches and connected with a looping left. Paul’s right punch hurt Diaz. Paul was trying to land with greater force. Diaz attempted to tie up Paul, but Paul managed to escape. Paul struck Diaz with a powerful body shot and two more direct hits. Diaz took a short pause by tying Paul up against the ropes. Paul dominated this round, with Diaz barely landing a punch. Despite another attempted tie-up by Diaz, he had to endure the last 30 seconds.
MMA Hook gave this round to Paul, 10-8.
Round 2: Diaz initiated the round by advancing towards Jake with his guard up. Paul missed a strong punch. Diaz’s looping shots had little effect. Diaz dodged straight into a right punch from Paul. Diaz wanted to work in close contact with Paul. Diaz made a few short punches from the inside. Diaz made a call to the crowd. Diaz landed a light left. Paul scored with a body shot. Paul landed a strong right punch, Diaz responded with a counter left. Paul went for the body. Diaz pressured Paul towards the end of the round. A slightly improved round for Diaz, yet not great.
MMA Hook scored the round 10-9, in favor of Paul, making it 20-17 for Paul overall.
Round 3: Diaz, once again, charged forward. Paul attempted to stop Diaz’s advance with an uppercut. Diaz landed a straight left. Diaz was throwing light punches, making Paul uncomfortable. Jake connected a counter left. Diaz was active but had difficulty connecting anything significant. Paul scored with a right hand. Paul’s left hook was only a glancing blow. Paul struck a right into Diaz’s midsection. Diaz began scoring when he opened up. However, Paul landed the heavier shots.
MMA Hook scored the round 10-9 for Paul, making the overall score 30-26 in favor of Paul.
Round 4: Paul landed punches as Diaz attempted to corner him. Diaz had some moments when he could make things difficult, but Paul was controlling the range for the most part. Diaz landed a couple of hooks. Paul countered with a double jab. Paul mockingly stuck his tongue out at Diaz, who was advancing and scoring. They exchanged uppercuts. Diaz had the clear advantage in volume in this round. A combination by Diaz put Paul on the defensive. Diaz made some body punches. Diaz dominated this round.
MMA Hook scored this round 10-9 for Diaz, making the overall score 39-36 in favor of Paul.
Round 5: Paul started with some good punches. Diaz feigned injury after taking a body shot. Diaz punched the body. Diaz jabbed, and Paul landed a body shot. Paul connected with a left hook. Another left hook knocked Diaz off balance, resulting in the first knockdown for Paul. Paul was patient but eager to end the fight once the action resumed. Another left hook from Paul staggered Diaz. Paul landed a punch into Diaz’s body. Diaz showed signs of life by chasing Paul with punches. The match progressed to a sixth round.
MMA Hook scored this round 10-8 for Paul, bringing the overall score to 49-44 in favor of Paul.
Round 6: Paul started with a straight right. He continued to include body punches. Paul aimed for a knockout. Diaz was less active this round. Diaz launched a combo as he resumed pressuring Paul. Paul landed another left hook. This punch proved effective for Paul throughout the fight.
MMA Hook scored this round 10-9 for Paul, bringing the overall score to 59-53 in favor of Paul.
Round 7: Paul demonstrated good movement and jabbed at Diaz. Paul landed a body-head combo. This round seemed like a target practice for Paul, as Diaz was seemingly holding back. Paul won another exchange. Diaz struggled to land a significant hit as Paul maneuvered around the ring. Paul scored with a left hook again. Diaz landed some close shots, but nothing severe.
MMA Hook scored this round 10-9 for Paul, bringing the overall score to 69-62 in favor of Paul.
Round 8: Paul initiated a tie-up, not giving Diaz an opportunity to counterattack. Diaz was focusing more on defense, throwing fewer punches. Paul was content to land occasional shots unless Diaz launched an attack. Diaz managed a few counters, but Paul was significantly ahead on the scorecard. Paul let Diaz walk into his punches. Diaz made an aggressive move, much to the delight of the audience. Diaz landed a couple of good jabs. Diaz scored with a left hand, and the bell rang just as he was about to follow up.
MMA Hook scored this round 10-9 for Diaz, making the overall score 78-72 in favor of Paul.
Round 9: Paul landed a hit, but Diaz seemed unfazed. Paul had a good mix of body and head strikes. Paul targeted the body again. A straight right from Paul slowed Diaz down. Paul landed more jabs as he circled away. Diaz intended to tire Paul but was hardly throwing any punches. Diaz suddenly flurried and paused to mock Paul. Diaz scored with a right hand. Diaz landed a right hook.
MMA Hook scored this round 10-9 for Paul, making the overall score 88-81 in favor of Paul.
Round 10: Paul started the round aggressively. He landed one shot to the body and another to the head. Despite Diaz’s toughness, he needed to be more aggressive to win. Paul connected another body-head combo. Diaz leaned on the ropes briefly, but it was unclear if he was tired or simply taunting. Diaz signaled for Paul to come at him, and Paul complied. Diaz landed a couple of counter punches and cornered Paul with a barrage of punches. Diaz connected with a right hand. Paul tied him up. Diaz had a minute left to make a dramatic change. Paul landed a left hook. Paul hit Diaz with an uppercut. Diaz raised his arms in triumph for unknown reasons. They shared a friendly embrace after the final bell.
MMA Hook scored the final round 10-9 for Paul, making the overall score 98-90 in favor of Paul.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz full fight highlights
Who were the fighters in the main event?
The main event was a fight between Jake Paul and Nate Diaz.
Where did the Paul vs. Diaz fight take place?
The Paul vs. Diaz fight took place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
On which platforms was the Paul vs. Diaz fight aired?
The Paul vs. Diaz fight aired live on pay-per-view on DAZN, ESPN+, and PPV.com.
Who scored the first punch in the fight?
Jake Paul scored the first punch with a body shot.
Who was the winner of the fight according to MMA Hook’s scorecard?
According to the MMA Hook’s scorecard, Jake Paul won the fight with an overall score of 98-90.