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Jake Paul vs Ben Askren LIVE result: YouTube sensation destroys MMA star with first round knockout

Re-live all the action live from the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta

Dylan Terry
Sunday 18 April 2021 09:07
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Jake Paul clashes with KSI during his post-fight interview

Re-live all the action after YouTube star Jake Paul sensationally beat former UFC fighter Ben Askren at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Paul dispatched Askren inside one round on a star-studded night which saw Snoop Dog perform.

The YouTuber turned boxer Paul improved his record to 3-0 in impressive fashion as he stopped his more experienced opponent.

Askren, who made his name in UFC, was breached by a left jab before a right hook sent him to the canvas. He tried to continue, standing on the eight count, but the referee waved the fight off.

On a bizarre undercard Regis Prograis beat Ivan Redkach by TKO, Steve Cunningham outboxed UFC heavyweight Frank Mir, while billionaire British businessman Joe Fournier also earned a win. Re-live all the action live below:

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PAUL CELEBRATES

Some fantastic shots of Jake Paul immediately after the fight. Say what you want about his personality, but at a certain level the kid can fight.

<p>Paul blew Askren away inside one minute</p>

Paul blew Askren away inside one minute

He revelled in his victory after the fight

Paul was left emotional after his victory

Dylan Terry18 April 2021 06:30
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PAUL REACTS TO KNOCKOUT VICTORY

Jake Paul on his sensational victory:

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OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Here was the official announcement from the one and only Michael Buffer:

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PAUL VS ASKREN

Coudn’t have said it better myself Snoop...

Dylan Terry18 April 2021 05:54
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PAUL VS ASKREN

A few words from Jake Paul (which I will try to bring you in a moment) and we are all wrapped up but not before Diplo plays the final segment of the show.

Wow, I mean that was a long build-up but the shock value of that knockout was certainly something!

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SCENES

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PAUL MOVES ON

Jake Paul moves to 3-0. Who next? KSI? Joe Fournier? Conor McGregor? Let me know @dylanterryjnst.

Reaction to come.

Dylan Terry18 April 2021 05:50
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PAUL VS ASKREN

We waited all night for a fight that took under a minute!

Fair play to Jake Paul, that was some performance. He never let Ben Askren get into the fight at all. A jab and a straight right hand laid Askren out.

The MMA star got back to his feet but the referee stopped the fight and did so because Askren was stumbling.

Askren did say he was OK to continue so he was a little hard done by there. But he was out of his depth anyway. He was only going to be brutally knocked out moments later.

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PAUL VS ASKREN

Round 1: Here we go then! We are underway.

Jake Paul straight onto the front foot as he looks to take the action to Ben Askren.

The MMA star looks a little shaken early on here and Paul has definitely started the sharper.

A nice left hook is followed up by a nice one-two and Paul really is bossing this first round.

DOWN GOES ASKREN! A huge right hand from Paul lays Askren on the canvas and that’s all she wrote!

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And Michael Buffer gets Ben Askren’s name wrong! He calls him Askew.

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