Jake Paul One Punch KO for Tyron Woodley
Jake Paul, the YouTube star-turned-prizefighter, knocked out former UFC champion Tyron Woodley at 2:12 of the sixth round in a rematch Saturday night at Amalie Arena. In what was a lackluster fight before the finish, Paul walloped Woodley with a huge right hand -- and Woodley was out cold on contact, face-planting to the mat.
"This is as real as it f---ing gets, just like my right hand," Paul said after the win.
The bout was contracted for 192 pounds over eight rounds. Paul beat Woodley in the first fight via split decision on Aug. 29 in Paul's hometown of Cleveland. Saturday's bout had a clause that if Woodley knocked out his foe he would win an extra $500,000. But Paul was the one with the spectacular stoppage victory.
Woodley (0-2) is considered one of the best MMA welterweights of all time. The Ferguson, Missouri, native held the UFC welterweight title from 2016 to 2019. Woodley, 39, was released by the UFC in March following a fourth straight loss to top 170-pound competition.