Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren Odds, Date, How to Watch, PPV Price and Predictions

Everything you need to know about Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren
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Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren Odds, Date, How to Watch, PPV Price and Predictions

The most anticipated fight of 2021 is right around the corner as Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren kicks into full gear this week. Fight purists have had lots to say about the event, but it’s hard to deny the hype surrounding the fight as the YouTube star takes on the former professional MMA fighter in the boxing ring.

This is hardly your everyday bout, so we’re breaking down everthing you need to know about Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren. From their fighting records, the betting odds surrounding the fight, how the public is betting and even how to watch.

Whether or not you think the spectacle will turn out to be a good fight is irrelevant at this point. You don’t want to be the only one that misses out on Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren, do you?

Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren Fight Information

Date: Saturday, April 17

Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia

Start Time: 9:00 pm ET

Scheduled Rounds: 8

Weight Class: Cruiserweight

After his last fight against and the highlight-reel KO that went with it, Jake Paul and his team were looking for a matchup that would garner a lot more respect in the boxing community than fighting novices as he had in the past.

So, Paul and his team landed on Ben Askren for his third professional fight. Now the fight world focuses its attention on Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday in anticipation of seeing Paul take on by far his toughest challenge yet.

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How to Watch Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren

Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren will be available to fans in a variety of different ways come Saturday night. Starting now, you can order the fight through Triller Fight Club. A few years ago, no one knew about Triller and their presence in the boxing game. But the company that is perhaps best known as a challenger to Tik Tok in the social media space is a big name in the sport.

You can also order the fight through Pay-Per View with your local cable provider. How you order isn’t really important, just make sure that you do. Not only is the main event must-see television, but the rest of the card features big names like Frank Mir, Reykon and Regis Prograis.

Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren Price

With a lot of the big names on the card comes a big price. The fight is available to order right now at $49.99 on Triller Fight Club. You’re able to stream it from your computer, tablet, streaming devices and smart TVs.

Jake Paul’s Fighting Record

Jake Paul’s fight record doesn’t take much time to go over. Paul has fought in two professional bouts in his short career. His first fight came against AnEsonGib, a fellow YouTuber. That one ended in a first-round TKO by Paul.

In his next fight, Paul faced former NBA star Nate Robinson and finished him with a brutal KO that set twitter and the rest of the social media world on fire.

Res.RecordOpponentMethodDate
Win2-0Nate RobinsonKO28-Nov-20
Win1-0AnEsonGibTKO30-Jan-20

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Ben Askren’s Fighting Record

Meanwhile, Askren has an extensive UFC record but has never been in a professional boxing match. In 22 MMA fights, he racked up a 19-2 record with one no contest. Despite his prowess in the octagon, he’s never been known for his striking and may actually be at a disadvantage against Paul in that regard. Still, he has six KOs in his MMA career.

Res.RecordOpponentMethodDate
Loss19–2 (1)Demian MaiaTechnical Submission26-Oct-19
Loss19–1 (1)Jorge MasvidalKO6-Jul-19
Win19–0 (1)Robbie LawlerTechnical Submission2-Mar-19
Win18–0 (1)Shinya AokiTKO24-Nov-17
Win17–0 (1)Zebaztian KadestamTKO2-Sep-17
Win16–0 (1)Agilan ThaniSubmission26-May-17
Win15–0 (1)Nikolay AleksakhinDecision15-Apr-16
NC14–0 (1)Luis SantosNC24-Apr-15
Win14–0Nobutatsu SuzukiTKO29-Aug-14
Win13–0Bakhtiyar AbbasovSubmission30-May-14
Win12–0Andrey KoreshkovTKO31-Jul-13
Win11–0Karl AmoussouTKO24-Jan-13
Win10–0Douglas LimaDecision6-Apr-12
Win9–0Jay HieronDecision29-Oct-11
Win8–0Nick ThompsonDecision9-Apr-11
Win7–0Lyman GoodDecision21-Oct-10
Win6–0Dan HornbuckleDecision17-Jun-10
Win5–0Ryan ThomasDecision20-May-10
Win4–0Ryan ThomasTechnical Submission15-Apr-10
Win3–0Matt DelanoitSubmission28-Aug-09
Win2–0Mitchell HarrisSubmission25-Apr-09
Win1–0Josh FlowersTKO7-Feb-09

Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren Predictions

It might seem a bit odd, but a lot of fight experts like Jake Paul’s odds against Ben Askren this weekend. People with a lot more fight knowledge than myself think his striking is greatly improved and point out how Askren is not only a below-average striker, but lacks the movement necessary to last in this fight.

Naturally, our fight experts are torn. One of them is expecting Askren to dominate Paul and put an end to his fight career. The other thinks Paul should win fairly easily on Saturday, April 17 against Askren.

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Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren Odds

The odds for Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren have been all over the place ever since betting on the fight opened at legal sportsbooks. Jake Paul opened as a massive -280 favorite while Askren’s odds sat around +195.

A week or two ago, the fighters dropped down to almost even odds for Saturday’s fight. But now, as we get closer to the opening bell, Paul is becoming a substantial favorite once again, according to oddsmakers

FighterOpening OddsCurrent OddsCurrent Implied Probability
Jake Paul-280-18064.3%
Ben Askren+195+16338

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Brian is a sports journalist with close to ten years of experience in the business. A lifelong Philadelphia sports fan with a passion for all things sports gambling.

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