And it ended with a bang.
After a lackluster first half of the fight, “The Problem Child” knocked out Woodley with one punch in the sixth round. Watch the KO below:
With the victory, Paul improved his undefeated professional boxing record to 5-0.
Here are some of the top reactions to the fight from the UFC world (this post will be updated as the reactions roll in):
Former UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier tweeted: “O my god!!!!!!”
Women’s boxing great Claressa Shields tweeted: “Man this mf so lucky!!!!!! Literally swung a right hand with his eyes closed.”
Former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson tweeted: “FACK!!”
Bellator women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg tweeted: “Prayers @TWooodley you’re a legend in the sport of MMA and I pray you’re safe.”
Top-ranked UFC 185 pounder Derek Brunson tweeted: FEED ME JAKE PAUL !”
He continued: “@danawhite @ufc I quit. Jake Paul needs some act right!”
UFC middleweight contender Kevin Holland tweeted: “Back to rapping Twood go. Dang man.”
UFC featherweight Billy Quarantillo tweeted: “Wow… that fight was terrible but that one punch knockout was legit.”
Retired fighter turned analyst Alan Jouban tweeted: “Wow….”
“Woodley kept trying to perry the body punches all night and bit one too many times!” Jouban continued.
“Morning Kombat” co-host Luke Thomas wrote: “Paul faked like he was going to the body, tried again and this time looped over a right hand. Donezo.”
“Morning Kombat” co-host Brian Campbell tweeted: “Heck of a way for Jake Paul to finish off the fight and rivalry with Tyron Woodley.”
ESPN’s Brett Okamoto tweeted: “Can’t hate on a single thing Jake Paul is doing. At all. Ride it til the wheels fall off Problem Child. You’ve got everyone’s attention.”
Responding to Claressa Shields’ tweet, ESPN’s Mike Coppinger wrote: “There’s no such thing as luck when it comes to a KO shot like that. Woodley shouldn’t have dropped his hand. People said the same thing when Tarver KOed Jones and when JMM KOed Manny.
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