Chris Avila, a long time colleague of Nate Diaz, will be entering the boxing ring against UFC veteran Jeremy Stephens on the undercard of the much-anticipated Jake Paul-Nate Diaz occasion on August 5th in Dallas.
The highly-anticipated bout, which was formally revealed on Wednesday, has actually been contracted for 8 rounds at a weight of 168 pounds, according to a press release. While Avila boasts more boxing experience, Stephens has actually invested an amazing 14 years in the UFC.
Stephens, aged 37, made his expert boxing launching in April and protected a draw against UFC legend Jose Aldo. The San Diego-based fighter took part in the PFL in 2015 after leaving the UFC, where he made a credibility as an effective striker with the second-highest variety of knockdowns in the promo’s history (connected with Anderson Silva at 18).
On the opposite, Avila, aged 30, holds a 3-1 record as an expert fighter and is presently riding a 3-fight winning streak. The local of Stockton, California, most just recently declared success through a unanimous choice against social networks influencer Paul Bamba in April. Avila, who has actually likewise completed in the UFC and Bellator, combated together with Jake Paul last October, beating YouTube feeling Mikhail “Dr. Mike” Varshavski.
Additionally, the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA) revealed on Wednesday that both Paul and Diaz will be taking part in their program for the August fifth occasion.
Aside from Stephens vs. Avila, the occasion’s undercard will include another thrilling bout. In the semi-main occasion, Amanda Serrano will safeguard her featherweight titles against her competitor from Brooklyn, Heather Hardy.