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Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium To Host Its First-Ever Fight Since Opening

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Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium To Host Its First-Ever Fight Since Opening

Youtube star Jake Paul headlines the Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s first professional fight.

Controversial influencer and boxing anti-hero Jake Paul has an impressive gig booked in Atlanta. Paul will be headlining the Triller Fight Club at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium this spring.

Paul is set to fight pro-MMA fighter Ben Askren, and the rest of the card is yet to be announced. This will be the first pro fight at Mercedes-Benz Stadium since the venue opened in 2017.

Credit: @jakepaul via Instagram

The event will be taking place on April 17, and is the first major fighting even in Atlanta since Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis defeated Yuriorkis Gamboa in December 2019.

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The iconic fight brought Atlanta $2.2 million, with Paul v Askren set to beat that record despite the ongoing pandemic limiting attendees.

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The suggested PPV retail price for the event is $49.99 (U.S. & Canada).

The four-hour show, which will kick off at 8pm ET with the live PPV main card starting at 9pm ET. An undercard of fights that will be announced shortly. Triller Fight Club is a partnership between Triller and Snoop Dogg and is spearheaded by Ryan Kavanaugh.

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