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By Mike Johnson on 7/20/2023 12:15 PM


Paul vs. Diaz fight week schedule to commence with open workouts on Wednesday, August 2nd, the official pay-per-view card press conference on Thursday, August 3rd, and will wrap with fighter weigh-ins on Friday, August 4th

Ariel Helwani, Todd Grisham, and Shawn Porter Among Star-Studded Team to Commentate for Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz 

DALLAS, TX – July 20, 2023 – Today, Most Valuable Promotions (MVP) and Real Fight Inc. (RFI) announced the broadcast team and fight week schedule for the Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz pay-per-view taking place on Friday, August 5th live from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. Paul vs Diaz, presented by Celsius Essential Energy Drinks, will feature famed voices in combat sports including Ariel Helwani, Shawn Porter and Todd Grisham as the night’s commentators and ringside analysts. The event will be hosted by DAZN Boxing Show veteran Ade Oladipo and undisputed super featherweight world champion boxer Alycia Baumgardner, while entertainment personality Sibley Scoles will join the team as ringside reporter. 

The Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz fight week events will all be open to the public, free of charge, and will kick off on Wednesday, August 2nd with athlete workouts at The Factory in Dallas, TX beginning at 3pm CT with doors opening at 2:30pm CT. Workouts will feature Jake Paul, Nate Diaz, Amanda Serrano, Heather Hardy, Ashton Sylve, Chris Avila, Jeremy Stephens and Shadasia Green. DAZN will air the workouts live. A surprise MVP guest will also participate in the open workouts and will be available for interviews.

On Thursday, August 3rd at 1pm CT with doors opening at 12:30pm CT, fighters will return to The Factory and face off in their final press conference before the pay-per-view event. The press conference, open to the public and free of charge, will be moderated by Ariel Helwani and presented by DAZN Boxing Show veteran hosts Ak & Barak and Ade Oladipo. The undercard bouts will kick off the event followed by co-main fighters Amanda Serrano vs. Heather Hardy and Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz. The day’s event will be broadcast across DAZN Boxing Show’s digital and social channels, along with Jake Paul’s and Nate Diaz’s YouTube channels. 

The public weigh-ins will be open to the public and free of charge, and will take place on Friday, August 4th at the American Airlines Center at 5pm CT with doors opening at 4pm CT. DAZN Boxing Show will continue its coverage as it brings the action to audiences live from its broadcast and social channels. Ade Oladipo and duo Ak & Barak will offer on-air commentary, with guest appearances from former MMA welterweight Dan Hardy and former two-time welterweight world champion boxer Shawn Porter.

“Fight week has a lot in store for fans, whether they are in Dallas or watching from home. From our open workouts featuring the newest member of our MVP family, to the press conference and weigh-ins, the Paul vs. Diaz fight week is going to be a treat for all our fans,” shared Nakisa Bidarian, co-founder of MVP. “This incredible pay-per-view event wouldn’t be possible without our outstanding distribution partner, DAZN, RFI, and the entire team at the American Airlines Center. We’ve worked incredibly hard to ensure fans won’t miss a moment of the action as our elite lineup of broadcast and on-site talent delivers the fight week energy around the globe.”

“We have collaborated with MVP to make a best in class fight card that supplements an incredible main event with fan friendly bouts that showcase incredible fighters from the RFI and MVP rosters,” said Real Fight, Inc. President, Zach Rosenfield. “We were committed to extending the Ready4War card beyond fight night by creating four days of events for the amazing fans in Dallas so we can entertain some of the best fight fans in the world.”

Fans will also get the opportunity to witness three additional preliminary bouts during the Paul vs. Diaz pay-per-view. Super-middleweight Kevin Newman will take on Quilisto Madera over eight rounds, and light-middleweights Jose Aguayo vs Noel Cavazos and light-welterweight MMA veterans Luiciano Ramos vs Carlton Hamilton will each battle across four-round matchups. Madera, Aguayo, and Ramos are each represented by RFI. DAZN Boxing Show will air these live preliminary matchups across its channels, featuring broadcast talent of Ak and Darren Barker, along with YouTube boxing commentator Wade Plemons and Barak providing color commentary. 

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 and will be distributed globally by DAZN PPV. In the US and Canada in addition to DAZN PPV, Paul vs. Diaz will be available on all major cable and satellite pay-per-view providers.  All tickets can be purchased at

For more information, follow on Twitter via @MostVPromotions, @RealFightINC and @DAZNBoxing or on Instagram via @MostValuablePromotions, @realfightinc and @DAZNBoxing.

About Most Valuable Promotions (MVP)

Most Valuable Promotions was founded by Jake Paul and Nakisa Bidarian in 2021. With the mission to provide more creative control to fighters, MVP works to identify, grow, and maximize return for its own events and talent partners. One year into its inception, MVP was nominated as one of the prestigious Sports Breakthroughs of the Year in 2022 by Sports Business Journal. MVP has produced Jake Paul’s last four global pay-per-view events, including the recent Paul vs. Fury match, which surpassed 800,000 Pay-per-view buys worldwide. The promotion company also signed one of the most decorated Hispanic athletes of all time, Amanda Serrano in its first year. Serrano and MVP made history in April of 2022 when Serrano went head-to-head with Katie Taylor, marking the first female fight to headline at Madison Square Garden, recently earning a nomination for Event of The Year by Sports Business Journal. Co-founder Nakisa Bidarian was an executive producer of the historic Triller Presents Mike Tyson v. Roy Jones Jr., which was the 8th most bought pay-per-view event in history.


About Real Fight, Inc.

Founded by mixed martial arts legend Nate Diaz, in 2022, Real Fight Inc. promotes exactly what the name suggests — the fights people want to see, featuring the realest fighters from all over the world. Since his departure from the UFC, Diaz is extending his business empire with a true all-around combat experience that will focus on boxing, MMA, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. The inaugural event under the Real Fight, Inc. banner is set to take place on August 5, 2023, when Diaz makes his long-awaited professional boxing debut against Jake Paul at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.  The card will also feature RFI fighters, Chris Avila, Alan Sanchez, Jose Aguayo and Luciano Ramos


About DAZN:

DAZN is a leading digital sports platform in Italy, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Portugal, Japan, Canada, US and the UK.? Its wide range of exclusive content includes top-flight football from the world’s most popular competitions – Bundesliga, English Premier League, J.League, La Liga, Serie A, and the UEFA Champions League, in addition to the biggest sports from around the world - Formula 1, NFL, NBA, MotoGP and the UFC.?


DAZN is the NFL’s global partner and, from the 2023 season, will be the only place for fans around the world to watch every NFL match through the NFL Game Pass International add-on subscription. DAZN is a global home for boxing and combat sports through its partnerships with Matchroom Boxing the Professional Fighters League, and a global home for Women’s Football with UEFA Women’s Champions League and Finetwork Liga F.? DAZN is adding more and more sport to its platform to create a destination for sports fans.?


DAZN is reimagining the way people enjoy sport. With a single, frictionless platform, sports fans can watch, bet, play, share, socialize, and buy tickets, NFTs and merchandise. Live and on-demand sports content, anywhere, in any language, on any device – only on DAZN.?


DAZN is available on most connected devices including smart TVs, set-top boxes, streaming sticks, smartphones, tablets, PCs and game consoles, ensuring that fans have access to a ground-breaking rights catalog and slate of incredible content. In the UK and globally, DAZN can be accessed on Samsung, LG, Sony and Panasonic Smart TVs and on Games Consoles including PlayStation and Xbox. Subscribers also have access to DAZN on their Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Google Chromecast and Apple TV and can find the app on their iPhone, iPad, and android mobile devices. DAZN is available as an Amazon Channel on Amazon Prime TV and can be viewed on Channel 429 on Sky in the UK and Ireland.  


DAZN is a global, privately-owned company with employees in over 25 countries. For more information on DAZN, our products, people, and performance, visit?


About American Airlines Center:

Designed by architectural wizard David M. Schwarz and Dallas based HKS, Inc., American Airlines Center is considered one of the nation's top arenas. Since opening its doors in 2001, the Center has been setting the precedent for sporting and live entertainment events. Bringing in a wide variety of big name shows as well as being home of both the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars, American Airlines Center consistently displays its unique versatility. Billboard Magazine named American Airlines Center the 6th busiest arena in the world in 2022.