Anderson Silva vs. Tito Ortiz live fight updates, results, highlights from 2021 boxing match
Anderson Silva will look to collect his second victory inside of a boxing ring this year when he faces former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla
Silva, who holds the record for the longest title reign in UFC history at 2,457 days, fought in his second career boxing match after defeating Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. by split decision in March of 2021.
Silva previously lost seven of his last nine fights in his UFC career and ended his tenure in the octagon following a technical knockout loss to Uriah Hall in October of 2020. It is unclear how long he will continue to box, though.
Ortiz will be in his first boxing match of his career, having been out of professional combat sports following a submission victory over Alberto El Patron in Combate Americas in December of 2019. Ortiz competed in the UFC over 27 fights from 1997 to 2012, holding the organization’s light heavyweight title from April 14, 2000 to Sept. 26, 2003.
In 2020, Ortiz ran for a council seat in his hometown of Huntington Beach, California, and was chosen as one of the winners in November.
On December 7, 2020, Ortiz was sworn in as mayor pro tempore of Huntington Beach and was in office until June 1.
Stick with Sporting News for live updates for the co-main event and the undercard.
Anderson Silva vs. Tito Ortiz live updates, highlights
7:58 p.m.: Before Jono Carroll and Andy Vences step into the ring, we get another live performance from Lunay
David Haye cruises to a unanimous decision over Joe Fournier
Result (7:51 p.m.): As expected, Haye pitched a near shutout with scores of 79-72, 80-71 & 79-72. No, it wasn’t entertaining. But at least Haye looked solid despite being away from the sport three years. Will we see more Haye in the future?
7:45 p.m.: Although Fournier predicted a first-round knockout, he was the one who went down early, despite it looking like a slip. Outside of that, the fight has lacked excitement with Haye dominating in a rather ho hum affair. The highlight? Trump saying that championship fights being reduced from 15 to 12 rounds “really hurt boxing.” The runner up? Trump stating that Tito Ortiz is smarter than Omorosa. Biggest punches of the night.
7:29 p.m.: Fournier vs. Haye has been relatively uneventful after two rounds. But Trump is already at it. He said “David (Haye) looks like he’s got a lot of talent.” Uh, yeah. That’s because Haye is a former champion.
7:13 p.m.: We’re getting our first fight of the night between heavyweights and friends David Haye and Joe Fournier after a live performance by Gente de Zona.
7:05 p.m.: To get these things started we get former president Donald Trump talking about the fight card after giving his thoughts on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Yeah, that happened. Whew.
Holyfield vs. Belfort PPV, how to watch
Those who want to watch the Holyfield-Belfort pay-per-view card can do so in the United States for $49.99. Boxing fans can watch the fight by ordering through FITE.TV, Triller Fight Club or a cable or satellite TV provider.
How to listen to the Trumps’ alternate commentary for Holyfield vs. Belfort PPV
To hear the Trumps’ guest commentary during each match, viewers can utilize the secondary audio function (SAP) on their cable box or TV set. The suggested retail price for the four-fight PPV event is $49.99 (U.S. and Canada), and there is no additional fee to listen to the Trumps’ commentary on each fight.
What time does Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort start?
The Holyfield vs. Belfort card is expected to start at approximately 7 p.m. ET on Saturday. Three other fights will be held before the Holyfield vs. Belfort bout begins.
Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort card
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