Jake Paul makes his return to the boxing ring on Saturday night for his PPV main event against former MMA fighter Ben Askren. The two are set to throw down inside the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta atop a four-fight card as part of Triller Fight Club. The card is also set to have multiple musical performances, including Justin Bieber, the Black Keys, Saweetie and Snoop Dogg.
Paul has had success so far in his boxing career. The YouTube star has a pair of knockouts on his resume, including a viral sensation from last November against former NBA player Nate Robinson. Askren, meanwhile, is not known for his standup striking ability. He won the welterweight title in Bellator MMA and ONE Championship by using his strong wrestling and grappling attack. He made the leap to UFC in 2019, but finished with just a 1-2 record.
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The rest of the card fills out in an interesting way. The co-main event is a legitimate pro showdown at 140 pounds when former champion Regis Prograis takes on veteran Ivan Redkach. Prograis is looking to get back into title contention with another win after dropping his belt two fights ago. Another former UFC fighter is in a featured bout when Frank Mir takes on Steve Cunningham in a heavyweight contest. Mir, who held the UFC heavyweight title two times in his career, has never boxed professionally as he faces a former cruiserweight champion in Cunningham who has not fought since 2017.
It's expected to be a busy week in Atlanta with plenty going on leading up to fight night. CBS Sports will have you covered with all of it, so keep this page saved throughout the week for updates, news and analysis.
Paul vs. Askren card, odds
- Jake Paul -165 vs. Ben Askren +140, cruiserweights
- Regis Prograis -4500 vs. Ivan Redkach +1600, junior welterweights
- Steve Cunningham -1600 vs. Frank Mir +900, heavyweights
- Joe Fournier vs. Reykon, light heavyweights
Paul vs. Askren viewing information
- Date: April 17 | Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium -- Atlanta
- Start time: 9 p.m. ET
- TV: Traditional PPV | Live stream: FITE TV