Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz to broadcast Globally with key PPV partners



Today, Most Valuable Promotions (MVP), Real Fight Inc. (RFI) and DAZN officially announced the key media partners selected to broadcast the long-awaited match-up between international superstar Jake “The Problem Child” Paul and combat sports icon Nate Diaz at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, August 5th. Paul vs. Diaz will also feature a co-main bout between the  undisputed featherweight champion Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano, who is putting all of her belts on the line for the first time against former WBO featherweight title holder Heather “The Heat” Hardy. With fans around the world eagerly awaiting the historic night of fights, MVP and RFI are proud to announce that alongside DAZN, ESPN+ PPV and, among others, will distribute Paul vs. Diaz in their respective regions.


UNITED STATES: ALongside being broadcast live on DAZN PPV in an unprecedented agreement, MVP and DAZN have partnered with ESPN, and Top Rank to bring Paul vs. Diaz to audiences on ESPN+ PPV in the United States. Additionally, the event will be available via all major cable and satellite pay-per-view providers, including DIRECTV, Dish Network, and iNDEMAND, the largest distributor of pay-per-view and on-demand programming in North America via its network of all the top cable and telco operators, including Xfinity, Spectrum, Contour, Fios, Optimum and on its streaming service PPV.COM. The pay-per-view will be priced at $59.99 and will stream live starting at 8PM ET / 5PM PT.


CANADA: Alongside DAZN, are digital distributors of the Paul v. Diaz pay-per-view in Canada. The event will also be available via all major cable and satellite pay-per-view providers, including iNDEMAND via Rogers, Bell, Shaw, SaskTel and TELUS and on its streaming service PPV.COM.


AUSTRALIA: Alongside DAZN,, Fetch, and Foxtel will distribute the Paul v. Diaz pay-per-view in Australia.


UNITED KINGDOM & IRELAND: Alongside DAZN, Sky TV, Virgin, and will be the exclusive pay-per-view distributors in the United Kingdom and Ireland.


NEW ZEALAND: Alongside DAZN, Sky New Zealand, and will distribute the Paul v. Diaz pay-per-view in New Zealand.


REST OF THE WORLD: Alongside DAZN, will distribute the Paul v. Diaz pay-per-view throughout the rest of the world.


Over the last 18 months, Paul and Diaz have traded scathing public jabs about a potential fight, and now the world will finally see the duo go head-to-head and settle the score. Paul (6-1, 4KO’s) will be out for revenge as he prepares for his first fight since his split-decision defeat against Tommy Fury. Hungrier than ever to show the world his boxing prowess, the Cleveland native is pulling out all the stops to prepare for this fight, promising to silence the critics with a spectacular KO against the combat sport icon. 


 Jake Paul’s attempt at redemption will be no easy feat, as he takes on the world-renowned MMA superstar and heart of the 209, Nate Diaz, who makes his highly anticipated boxing debut after being the most sought-after free agent in combat sports history. A proven fighter who regularly sparred undefeated Hall of Fame boxer Andre Ward during his career, Diaz has won 22-fights as a pro, including devastating Conor McGregor with a 1-2 that lead to the Irishman’s first loss in the UFC.


Undisputed featherweight world champion Amanda “The Real Deal“ Serrano and former WBO featherweight title holder Heather “The Heat“ Hardy will face off as the co-main event on Saturday, August 5th. The Paul vs Diaz full card will include:


In the main event, MVP’s Jake “The Problem Child” Paul faces off against Real Fight Inc’s Nate Diaz over 10 rounds contested at 185 lbs.    


In the co-main, undisputed featherweight world champion, Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano will put all her belts on the line against former WBO featherweight title holder Heather “The Heat” Hardy across 10 rounds contested at 126 lbs.


Chris Avila will be facing fellow MMA star Jeremy “Lil Heathen” Stephens in an 6-round matchup contested at 168 lbs.


Undefeated top prospect lightweight H20 Sylve will face off with the much more experienced veteran lightweight William “Baby Face” Dos Santos Silva over 8 rounds contested at 135 lbs.


Shadasia Green, the mandatory challenger for the undisputed super middleweight title, will fight Olivia Curry, who boasts a decisive five-bout winning streak, over 10 rounds at 168 lbs.


Former WBC Continental Americas Welterweight Champion Alan Sanchez will take on 17-1 Angel Beltran Villa in an 8-round welterweight bout at 147 lbs.


“This is a one-of-a-kind broadcasting deal in the world of boxing. To have DAZN, and ESPN distributing Paul vs. Diaz in the US just shows how incredibly important Saturday, August 5th truly is. Each of these athletes are training tirelessly as they prepare for battle and we look forward to presenting a night of unforgettable bouts,” said Nakisa Bidarian, co-founder of MVP. “MVP and Real Fight Inc. want to thank all of our partners, sponsors, and distributors for their hard work as we head into a night of non-stop action with some of the best and most infamous fighters in the game.”


“Nate Diaz’s path to the ring has been a long time coming and his vision for RFI has always been for the biggest stages with the widest audiences,” said Real Fight, Inc. President, Zach Rosenfield. “On August 5th, that is what will happen as this fight card will get the biggest audience possible.  DAZN has been an incredible partner to RFI and MVP  in sharing our goal of making that happen and has done a tremendous job in bringing in the likes of ESPN and Top Rank to help bring our vision to life.”  


“This fight has the ability to be one of the biggest global pay-per-views of the year,” said Joe Markowski CEO, DAZN North America. “DAZN are proud to produce the broadcast and partner with so many brilliant broadcasters in order to reach as many viewers as possible. We look forward to a fantastic event August 5th”.  


Most Valuable Promotions, founded by Paul and Nakisa Bidarian, and Real Fight, Inc., founded by Diaz, are partnering to bring Paul vs. Diaz to global audiences. The strategic partnership will combine the star power and international reach of both fighters to promote the year’s biggest fight. The event is presented by Celsius Essential Energy drinks.

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