What time is Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz fight? UK start time for ring walks

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What time is Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz fight? UK start time for ring walks
What time is Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz fight? UK start time for ring walks

Jake Paul will introduce Nate Diaz to the boxing world in the early hours of Sunday morning as one of MMA's most beloved stars finally makes his way out of the octagon.

For a decade-and-a-half the younger Diaz brother has been locked into a contract with the UFC that has limited him to a handful of fights following his career-defining win over Conor McGregor. But after fighting his way out with a win over Tony Ferguson in September, he is free to take on whatever challenge he wishes going forward.

First up will be YouTube star Paul, who needs to bounce back from his gut-wrenching split decision defeat to Tommy Fury in February. Victory is the only option for the Ohio native, who has stacked the card with a series of exciting fights including world titles and MMA veterans.

Here's all you need to know about tonight's fights...


When is Jake Paul v Nate Diaz and what time does it start in the UK?

In American time, this show will take place tonight, August 5 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. However, British fight fans will be forced to watch in the early hours of Sunday morning, with DAZN advertising that the pay-per-view card will kick off at 2am in the UK.

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The undercard features a number of six and eight-rounders, with a couple of tens for the women's fights, meaning main event ring walks will likely get underway quite late. Expect them to begin at around 5am once the undercard action has concluded, with the main event set to unfold at around 5:15am, assuming not all fights go the distance. This is subject to change.

How to watch Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz via TV and live stream

Paul vs Diaz will be broadcast exclusively on streaming service DAZN via pay-per-view. The fight will cost a £15 fee on top of a standard subscription for British viewers. A subscription to DAZN currently costs £9.99 a month providing fans sign up for a 12-month term and you can purchase one here.

Alternatively customers can purchase a flexible pass priced at £19.99 which is able to be cancelled at 30-days notice. That fee will not include the fight, which will still cost you £15. It is likely that the event will also be made available via Sky channel 429, while Virgin Media customers can also purchase selected event through their respective box. It can also be caught on multiple devices including laptop, smart TV and through the mobile app.

Full fight card and undercard

Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz

It's boxer vs MMA fighter again this time around as Paul welcomes Diaz to life outside of the restrictive UFC contract. There's a clear narrative heading into the bout, and the only way for Diaz to turn it around will be to make the fight ugly and difficult for Paul in his first ten-rounder.

Amanda Serrano vs Heather Hardy

Two legends of women's boxing will fight again after a thriller in Madison Square Garden back in 2019. The undisputed featherweight champion dethroned Hardy that night after flying out of the traps early, and will be keen to show everyone she's still got that knockout power in this one.

Shadasia Green vs Olivia Curry

It's a sign of a true fighter that Shadasia Green has decided against sitting on her laurels as a mandatory challenger for Savannah Marshall's undisputed super-middleweight titles with multiple governing bodies. She must remain focused on the task at hand, however, against a dangerous underdog in Curry.

Ashton Sylve vs William Silva

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Teenage super-prospect Sylve is back in action after a frustrating year with just one fight thus far after his Saudi Arabian fight was scuppered due to injury. He faces a game veteran here, and will need to be on his A-game in order to avoid an embarrassing hit to his build.

Chris Avila vs Jeremy Stephens

It's a big night for the surprise story of crossover boxing Chris Avila as he takes a massive step up to face former UFC featherweight contender Jeremy Stephens. In his MMA career, Avila never came close to the heights of Stephens' career, which was far from gold-filled in itself. Expect a thrilling clash of two fearless strikers in this one.

Alan Sanchez vs Angel Beltran Villa

This legitimate 50/50 fight will kick off the night, with Beltran likely the favourite of the two, although a Sanchez victory wouldn't be completely out of the question. Before this fight, there will be three non-televised prelims; Kevin Newman II vs Quilisto Madera, Noel Cavazos vs Jose Aguayo and Luciano Ramos vs Cee Jay Hamilton.


Bookmakers are giving Paul the edge in a major way, despite having an awful lot less fight experience. Paul made his white collar debut as recently as 2018, while Diaz was already a world title contender at that point. Boxers are generally edging the fight to the Ohio native, but he will likely be given a difficult night by Diaz, whose chin is renowned as one of MMA's best.

It will make for a fascinating betting prospect, with the outright winner markets likely not worth looking at for the night. The prices for finishes, knockdowns and even over/under are more attractive for punters who fancy making some money on this grudge match.

Paul 4/11

Diaz 2/1

Draw 15/1

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Quotes corner

Paul: "I just lost and made $30 million, it doesn't feel like a loss, I'm in a bigger fight now. It's only a loss if you let it be a loss. I learned from it, got more focused, brought in a whole new team. Became a better person and a better man after that, reset my priorities and my focuses, so it was actually a win."

Diaz: ““Of course [I have to respect Paul in the ring]. He's bigger. He's got more fights than me. He's knocked out ex-champions. He's hungry. He's motivated. He's a pissed off, rich, spoiled child. He's f***ing a angry little f***** and deserves his ass whipped. He's a little s***head. But he's dangerous. It would be stupid to not take any fight seriously. Even more so not to take him lightly because he has less to lose.”

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