Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley Prediction Roundtable 2: Will Paul beat Woodley again?

Four months ago, it seemed like there was nothing left to say about Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley rivalry.

Now, we find ourselves only a day away from the two of you on the ring again.

It’s not supposed to be like this. Paul’s divisive nod to Woodley in their first encounter this past August appeared to be the end of it, although the match was relatively unstable and Woodley immediately campaigned for a rematch. fight. Paul asked Woodley to follow through with the pre-match tattoo bet, which Woodley apparently did (although Recently he was playing coy when asked to show it to the media), only for Paul to go on to book a much-anticipated fight with British reality TV star Tommy Fury on December 18.

Less than two weeks into the fight, Fury withdrew, citing a rib injury and chest infection, and the always-eager Woodley suddenly found himself with a surprise shot to redeem himself. All that remains is for the former UFC welterweight champion to actually win a bout, something he hasn’t done in over three years.

Paul has yet to taste failure in his brief boxing career, claiming that Woodley’s scalp burns, Ben Askren, and longtime NBA veteran Nate Robinson. Fury’s fight is likely to garner great interest, especially in the international arena, but if he can put on a more impressive display against Woodley and possibly even defeat the “Chosen One” , it will beat what has been an impressive year for the combat sports neophyte.

We assembled an MMA Fighting roundtable featuring Shaheen Al-Shatti, Alexander K. Lee, Steven Marrocco, Damon Martin, and Jed Meshew to analyze this and find out if the second sentence would be the same as the first. if we will see a new result on the cusp of a new year.


Something’s a little weird this time around, isn’t it? You feel it. I feel it. We all do. The vibe is off. Maybe that’s to be expected considering the circumstances, but hey, weird things can happen when a big fight is swapped for a head-to-head rematch at the last second. Just ask Luke Rockhold. No one but Woodley wanted this ending, not least Paul. His frustration this week is palpable. That emotional frustration may not make any sense in the long run, but something unusual is happening in Tampa.

At the risk of sounding like the dumbest, most gullible human being alive, I don’t know how “The Frozen One” could have appeared again on Saturday. Not after the embarrassment he went through in August.

There was no way Woodley, who had been on the short list of the world’s heaviest fighters alive, would have let Paul, of all people, win two easy victories over him simply by conceding. his anger. His pride won’t allow it. Call me a bloodsucker, but the blood gods have some mischief this time – Woodley will march out there on Saturday as he resisted. Vicente Luque and fight with a righteous rage, and somehow this unwanted rematch turns into the weirdest trio imaginable.

I know I sound like the living embodiment of Jesse Pinkman meme right away, but – God help me – I believe in T-Wood.


This matchup will be different from the first, but not in the way that MMA fans might be hoping for. If you believe that all Woodley has to do in the first fight is show more aggression and be more willing to pull the trigger, in that sense you’ll be pleasantly surprised because I expect him to come out on the field. with fire and more urgency (not that that says much given his recent performances).

Woodley stabbed Paul once in the first teamfight and with a better understanding of his opponent’s tendencies he’ll find more loopholes the second around and deal some real damage . There may even be moments that remind us why he was once considered the world’s greatest heavyweight athlete.

But aggression comes with a price, and when you have four months left before your 40th birthday, those instincts and reflexes aren’t what they used to be. In the next few rounds, Woodley would rush in, be controlled by Paul and be badly beaten. Like, Nate Robinson sucks. Like, Woodley then retired badly. And Paul moves on to his inevitable clash with Tommy Fury the following year.


Will Woodley go after Paul? I’m sure he will. There’s no way he wants the last memory of his time with the Youtuber to become a carnival of brawls that erupt in the later rounds of their first battle. There’s also a nice $500,000 bonus to cross over what I’m sure is another sane wallet – complemented by Showtime, Woodley suggests – for cost-per-view savings.

However, does that matter in how the fight actually plays out? Unlike the last game, Paul had a good start in conditioning and training. And if there’s anything he and his brother have proven over the course of their brief careers, it’s that they can be pretty elusive when they want to. So yes, Woodley could be out with more heat, but I doubt Paul will play it safe, fight behind his stab and stay mobile to avoid gunfights and win the race. matches. It would be foolish to do otherwise with the lucrative relationships ahead. So in the end it could be a slightly more exciting fight than the first one, but I doubt it will be the slugfest everyone was hoping for.

Paul by decision.


Woodley has no responsibility but himself for losing to Paul last time because he legitimately looked like the better fighter that night, he just couldn’t pull the trigger to get the job done. Perhaps the opportunity for brief attention with less time to exchange nasty messages with a social media influencer would help Woodley focus on the fight rather than the constant distractions. out with the fight with Paul.

That said, Paul has had to go through a full training camp and he hasn’t performed at his best against Woodley, which means he may have something to prove. It could force Paul to get more involved with his feet and that could be the recipe for disaster against a puncher as powerful as Woodley. The real question becomes whether Woodley can unleash his fury (no pun intended) and finish Paul off? This time, I’m saying the former UFC champ put his hand away, hook up with something big and set up a three-part fight with Paul – and an even bigger payday – on year 2022.


“Will Paul beat Woodley again?” Of course he will! Why is this even a question?

Going into their first fight, the popular wisdom is that Paul is older and younger than Woodley and has shown some aptitude for boxing, which is probably enough to put him past a faded version of Woodley. pale, nearly 40 years old that he would be. face – and that’s exactly what happened! Now you’d think an even older version of Woodley facing the same guy – who proved he can take Woodley’s biggest shots and is likely to only improve in the past few months – will die out around this time? Any.

Even at his peak, Woodley was frequently out for long periods of time leaving him vulnerable to even bad fighters who could simply defeat him. In the twilight of his career, that trend has become almost disastrous, and it looks likely to only get worse. Once you’re afraid of guns, there’s no going back. For Woodley to claim this win, he has to be on the field to swing and prepare to go out with his shield for the first two innings – take or take.

But that’s not “The Chosen One,” and that’s not what’s going to happen this weekend. Paul is set for an even more convincing win over Woodley this weekend, and Tyron’s combat sports career is likely to come to an end after that.


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