It has been announced per the Arizona Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) commission that former UFC Middleweight world champion Anderson Silva has been cleared to fight undefeated Cruiserweight and YouTube star Jake Paul on Saturday night at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ. The fight was put in doubt after Silva claimed in an interview with an MMA news outlet that he had been knocked out twice in sparring while training for the fight, which will headline a Showtime Pay-Per-View card. The claim by Silva prompted an investigation and hearing by the Arizona Boxing and MMA commission to determine whether the forty-seven year old Silva would be permitted to to compete in the bout.
The green light from the commission ensures that barring something unforeseen, the eight round Cruiserweight bout and its full undercard can move forward as scheduled. We will keep readers updated on any potential changes as they become available.
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