Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell was one of the most dynamic players in the NFL. Now he sets his sights on returning to the squared circle. The former all-pro will fight former UFC Middleweight contender Uriah Hall on the undercard of Jake Paul Vs. Anderson Silva. The fight will take place on October 29 in Glendale, Arizona, and will air on Showtime PPV.
Why This Is Interesting
Le’veon Bell is making his professional debut after scoring a TKO victory over fellow NFL alum Adrian Peterson last month in an exhibition. The battle of the running backs saw both men knock each other down, with Bell ultimately finishing the fight with a highlight reel finish in the 5th round.
Uriah Hall will also be making his professional boxing debut. He will face Bell in a four-round bout at 195 pounds. Hall is coming off a 17-year MMA career, with 9 of those years spent in the UFC. Hall owns a 17-11 MMA record, with 13 of those wins coming by a stoppage. His most notable win is over Anderson Silva, who will compete on the same night as Bell against Jake Paul in the main event.
The winner of this bout could be a potential opponent for Jake Paul in the future. Paul is one of boxing’s most polarizing figures, with the Youtuber and influencer garnering attention from fans and detractors alike. Paul has amassed an impressive record thus far in his career, with most of those wins coming by knockout against former MMA champions.
How To Watch The Fight
The main card of Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva airs live on Showtime PPV beginning at 10 pm EST/7 pm PST. The card is a co-promotion between Jake Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions and Showtime Boxing.
Jake Paul and Anderson Silva are scheduled to fight in an eight-round professional boxing match in the main event. The fight comes after two failed fights for Paul against Tommy Fury, younger brother of Tyson Fury, and Hasim Rahman Jr., son of former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman. Those fights would have been Paul’s first sanctioned fights against professional boxers. However, the fight against Silva provides an exciting test for Paul, as the MMA legend has proven to be a formidable boxer.
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