On a bizarre show that featured musical performances from Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube, a low blow that wasn’t a low blow that resulted in a fighter being stretchered out, a robot, a inebriated Oscar de la Hoya on commentary, and the boxing debut of former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir, a YouTube star knocking out a former MMA champion and amateur wrestling legend wasn’t the strangest thing on the broadcast.
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In the main event of Saturday’s Triller Fight Club pay-per-view in Atlanta, GA, Jake Paul defeated former Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren by first round TKO to remain undefeated.
Paul threw a left jab and landed a straight right to drop Askren. Askren took the mandatory eight count and got up, but the referee chose to wave it off at 1:59 of the first round.
Askren had retired from MMA following a October 2019 loss to Demian Maia. He made a minimum of $500,000 for the fight in addition to any PPV percentages.
Earlier in the night, Steve Cunningham defeated Mir by unanimous decision while in the co-main event, Regis Prograis won a technical decision after hitting Ivan Redkach with a body shot the referee thought was a low blow. Redkach was eventually taken out on a stretcher.
Ric Flair was also on the show as a ceremonial official alongside SNL star and comedian Pete Davidson for a slapfight.