Silva KOs Ortiz, Belfort TKOs Holyfield in Boxing Matches
The Triller Fight Club pay-per-view platform has gained immense popularity recently by hosting pop culture-fueled boxing matches such as Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather and Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley. They were back in action on Saturday night with a card that featured multiple MMA legends as Vitor Belfort challenged Evander Holyfield and Anderson Silva went toe-to-toe with Tito Ortiz in a boxing ring.
The first of these two bouts was the showdown between former UFC champions Ortiz and Silva. Ortiz came out swinging with a series of punches, but they were simply too slow for the elusive Silva. Silva ducked under a series of punches, connected with a hard right hand, and followed with the left to send Ortiz to the canvas. In just 81 seconds, Silva knocked out his fellow 46-year-old combatant and improved his boxing record to 3-1. Before Ortiz, Silva also defeated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. via split decision back in June.
WATCH: Anderson Silva knocks out Tito Ortiz
The @SpiderAnderson KO hits different from ringside 👀 #SilvaOrtiz (via @OmarESPN) https://t.co/5tUEa9UwgK— ESPN Ringside (@ESPN Ringside) 1631411731.0
In the main event, Holyfield came out looking remarkably slow as he attempted to find his range with some jabs. Belfort landed a left hook and swarmed Holyfield, who slipped at the end of the flurry and almost fell out of the ring. An uppercut from Belfort sent Holyfield down once again for an official knock down. Belfort continued his onslaught after the referee stood Holyfield up, and after a few more punches connected to the head of Holyfield the ref had seen enough. Belfort defeated the boxing legend at his own game and secured the TKO with just about 11 seconds remaining in the first round.
WATCH: Vitor Belfort stops Evander Holyfield
Vitor Belfort’s pressure proved to be too much for Evander Holyfield. (via @OmarESPN) https://t.co/wlR89gCjJC— ESPN Ringside (@ESPN Ringside) 1631414099.0
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