Round-by-round analysis: Jake Paul defeated Nate Diaz via unanimous decision

DALLAS -- In Jake Paul's battle against MMA fighters, he remains undefeated. The YouTuber-turned-award fighter defeated Nate Diaz by unanimous decision (97-92, 98-91, and 98-91) at a sold-out American Airlines Center on Saturday night.

Paul hurt Diaz in the first round and it looked like he would cruise or end the fight early. But Diaz hangs back and makes it a dogfight throughout.

He's a fighter," Paul said in his post-fight interview. "I got him in the first round. He kept coming. No one took that much damage. All credit to my team and my conditioning."

Paul later challenged Diaz to an MMA fight. Diaz seems to accept it. Paul and the PFL have a $10 million offer to Diaz to do just that. Diaz said it was to be co-promoted by Real Fight Inc.

Paul dropped Diaz in the fifth round, but Diaz was able to recover. Diaz joked about getting Paul in a guillotine choke in the 10th and final round.

Paul, 26, came away with boxing wins over former UFC champions Anderson Silva and Tyron Woodley (two, including one by knockout) and another knockout over former MMA champion Ben Askren. He is a pro boxer as of 2020.

Diaz, 38, was making his professional boxing debut. The bout was contested at 185 pounds, the heaviest Diaz has fought in his long career.

Diaz spent 17 years in the UFC and was one of the promotion's biggest stars. He choked out Conor McGregor, handing McGregor his first UFC loss of 2016. Diaz left the UFC as a free agent after his win over Tony Ferguson last September.

He started his own promotion, Real Fight Inc., and vowed to find the biggest and most interesting fights - on his terms.