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Dakota Ditcheva hailed as ‘next MMA superstar’ by Jake Paul after viral KO

British MMA hopeful Dakota Ditcheva stole the show this week at PFL 4 in Uncasville, Connecticut, defeating Chelsea Hackett by knockout in the first round.

With this victory, Ditcheva increased her professional career record to 11-0 and secured the first place in the women's flyweight playoffs.

Ditcheva will face No. 4 seed Jena Bishop in the PFL playoffs.

Her big victory caused a great stir and the 25-year-old is now being celebrated as one of the next big stars in mixed martial arts.

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YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul raved about Ditcheva on social media, tweeting: “The next MMA superstar… Dakota Ditcheva.”

Paul is no stranger to supporting women’s martial arts.

His “Most Valuable Promotions” have provided a platform for Puerto Rican boxer Amanda Serrano (46-2-1, 30 KOs), the unified featherweight world champion.

Ditcheva is now in the semifinals and if all goes according to plan, she will face the winner of the fight between Talia Santos and Liz Carmouche in the final for one million dollars in November.

Paul was scheduled to face the legendary Mike Tyson this summer, but illness forced Tyson to cancel the fight. However, the fight has been tentatively rescheduled for November 18th.

Paul has also said he plans to move to MMA, so we may see “The Problem Child” and Ditcheva on the same PFL card in the future.