Twitter Explodes As Jake Paul Starches Ben Askren in the Very First Round

Published 04/18/2021, 1:03 AM EDT

The card tonight was built around Jake Paul as he took on Ben Askren in the main event. Leading up to the fight, Jake Paul repeatedly stated that he would make quick work of Ben Askren. Many doubted it, as Ben Askren was a seasoned veteran who had faced some incredibly dangerous strikers and had only been knocked out once in 21 professional MMA fights 


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However, ‘The Problem Child’ lived up to his promise of a quick night in the office as he demolished Ben Askren inside a few minutes of the very first round. 


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Twitter reacts to Jake Paul’s incredible performance 

Edgar Berlanga shared his thoughts about the event.

A fan was incredibly disappointed in the result.

Aria commented on Snoop Dogg’s commentary.

A fan did not agree with the result of the fight.

Legendary boxing coach, Teddy Atlas, gave his thoughts on the fight.

Marcos Villegas admitted he was wrong in his prediction of the fight.

Safe to say, this fan was not happy with the outcome of the fight.

Another fan expressed his disappointment in what he saw today.

Did the fight live up to all the hype it garnered? This fan does not think so.

Beard Collector on Twitter berated the spectacle that was the Triller fight card tonight.

Ben Askren himself Tweeted on his performance tonight.

Another fan came up with yet another claim that the fight was rigged.

Edward Williams was extremely disappointed in the result of the fight.

Ben Askren is going to be on the receiving end of memes for a while now. This tweet is one of the many that headed Askren’s way.


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Going into the fight, the common consensus was that despite being a newbie to the sport, Paul was the superior boxer. Despite being a decorated wrestler and MMA fighter, Askren was never known for his striking.

Right from the first bell, Paul looked composed and did not rush into any shots. He waited patiently till the opportunity presented itself and landed a clean overhand right to shut the lights out on Ben Askren.


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What did you make of Jake Paul’s performance tonight? Let us know in the comments below.


Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.



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