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The Salaries For Jake Paul vs Ben Askren Released And There's Serious Money Involved

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The Salaries For Jake Paul vs Ben Askren Released And There's Serious Money Involved

YouTube star Jake Paul is set to earn more than opponent Ben Askren for their main event bout at Saturday night's Triller Fight Club event in Atlanta.

The full list of disclosed salaries has emerged online ahead of the highly-anticipated showdown.

Askren, who hasn't fought since his submission defeat to Demian Maia at UFC Fight Night back in 2019, will make his boxing debut in the scheduled eight-round cruiserweight bout.

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Paul, meanwhile, has won his last two bouts by way of stoppage and has vowed during their press conference to knock Askren out within the first two rounds.

So how much are the pair getting paid?

MMA Fighting have released the full list of salaries below for Saturday's Triller Fight Club event, with the likes of Frank Mir and co-main event fighter Regis Prograis also picking up huge cheques.

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It must be noted that is not yet known what percentage of the PPV profits each fighter will receive. The bonuses are also yet known.

Here is the list in full:

Ben Askren $500,000
Jake Paul $690,000

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Ivan Redkach $250,000
Regis Prograis $850,000

Frank Mir $350,000
Steve Cunningham $150,000

Andres "Reykon" Londono $80,000
Joe Fournier $220,000

Jeyson Minda $8,000
Junior Younan $25,000

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William Jackson $8,000
Quinton Randall $15,000

In other news, Ben Askren has been hitting the pads ahead of his bout against Jake Paul on Saturday night and fans think the former UFC and ONE fighter is much improved.

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Back in February, concerns were raised over the 36-year-old's boxing technique after he uploaded a clip of his striking.

Askren's technique and stance left a lot to be desired as he pummeled the heavy bag with a series of punches.

Was he playing mind games or is he being for real, here? You decide.

Two months later and a clip of the retired MMA fighter hitting the pads has emerged onine, with fans impressed by his progress.

One fan said: "He's actually improved a lot respect to his trainers." while another commented: "Looks much better now. Love the shirt though. "Everybody has a plan till they get punched in the face" Thats a little jab for Jake."

You can see the YouTube clip below.

Who will come out victorious on the night? Paul or Askren?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Jake Paul

Topics: Ben Askren, Jake Paul

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