Anderson Silva vs Tito Ortiz results: Silva only needs a punch to take out Ortiz in the first round
Anderson Silva only needed one punch to end Tito Ortiz’s boxing debut in the pay-per-view main co-event Triller Fight Club which is headlined by Evander Holyfield against Vitor Belfort on Saturday night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
The former UFC middleweight champion stopped Ortiz in the first round with a right counterhand to go 2-0 in 2021.
Ortiz, who has never been known as a striker, had nothing to do in the ring with someone like Silva. He chased Silva early but was moving in slow motion. Part of the reason was Ortiz’s abrupt weight reduction; he tried to lose 40 pounds in a month. He was unsuccessful and was five pounds overweight at the weigh-in.
But the weight didn’t matter much in the end, as Silva torched the boxing novice with a brilliant right counterhand that knocked Ortiz down at 1:21 of the lap.
Sporting News provided live updates and highlights from the fight. Here is how it went.
Anderson Silva vs Tito Ortiz live updates, highlights
Round 1 (9:25 p.m.): Ortiz starts off with a wide stance like most MMA fighters do and hits in slow motion. Ortiz chases Silva down the ropes and unleashes a barrage of punches in slow motion. Counter right next to Silva, Tito Ortiz is downstairs. This fight is over. MDR!
9:18 p.m .: Here is Tito Ortiz as he waves an American flag on his way to the ring. How strange is it to see a mixed martial artist who has never, ever, ever been known for his strikes with boxing gloves? Very. Anderson Silva follows with a look on his face that suggests he knows he’s going to hurt Ortiz and doesn’t have time to feel bad about it. Additionally, UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal joined Trump in comment.
9:16 p.m .: On the other side of the comment, we have 50 Cent. Mr. Cent is just happy to be here and hasn’t added much to the show. Maybe if we have an exciting fight, things will get better.
9:07 p.m .: Before we get to the co-principal between Anderson Silva and Tito Ortiz, we get a special performance from Snoop Dogg and Marvin Gaye. How? ‘Or’ What? Well, thanks to the power of video, Snoop was transported to an earlier era to perform on stage with the late singer. If this were to happen anywhere, Triller Fight Club would be the place.
Jono Carroll gets controversial majority decision over Andy Vences
Result (9 p.m.): Well, that decision was downright wrong. Vences appeared to have the lead early as Carroll won in the final two laps. But two scorecards in favor of Carroll 97-93 were absolutely absurd. The third scoreboard was 95-95 which was fair, but it felt like a fight Vences should have won.
8:46 p.m .: To explain how Vences-Carroll went through eight rounds without incident, consider that Trump spoke more about the UFC, WWE, and “Dante” Wilder than the fight itself. Vences has been more precise throughout as Carroll has to step on the gas.
8:33 p.m .: Carroll-Vences has been a decent fight so far with Vences seemingly ahead with his sharper punches and bodywork. Meanwhile, Trump is screaming like Sergey Kovalev and the fans who brought signs and chanted his name between rounds. Carroll and Vences are going to have to pick it up to get this crowd in.
8:21 p.m .: Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos joined Trump’s commentary team in Vences’ second round against Carroll.
7:58 p.m .: Before Jono Carroll and Andy Vences step into the ring we get another live performance from Lunay
David Haye reaches unanimous decision on Joe Fournier
Result (7:51 p.m.): As expected, Haye had a near shutout with scores of 79-72, 80-71 and 79-72. No, it wasn’t fun. But at least Haye looked solid despite being out of the sport for three years. Will we see more of Haye in the future?
7:45 p.m .: Although Fournier predicted a first round knockout, he was the one who fell early, even though it looked like a misstep. Other than that, the fight lacked excitement with Haye dominating in a rather ho-hum affair. The climax ? Trump claiming that championship fights reduced from 15 to 12 rounds “really hurt boxing.” The finalist? Trump declaring Tito Ortiz smarter than Omarosa. “Biggest punches of the night.
19:29: Fournier versus Haye was relatively uneventful after two rounds. But Trump is already there. He said, “David (Haye) looks like he’s got a lot of talent.” Well yes. It’s because Haye is a former champion.
7:13 p.m .: We have our first fight of the night between heavyweight and friends David Haye and Joe Fournier after a live performance by Gente de Zona.
7:05 p.m .: For starters, former President Donald Trump talks about the fight card after sharing his thoughts on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Yeah, it happened. Phew.
Holyfield vs Belfort PPV, how to watch
Those who want to watch the Holyfield-Belfort à la carte menu can do it in the US 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 listen to the guest commentary from the Trumps during each game, viewers can use the secondary audio function (SAP) on their set-top box or television. The suggested retail price for the four-fight PPV event is $ 49.99 (US and Canada), and there is no additional charge to listen to the Trumps commentary on each fight.
What time does Evander Holyfield start against Vitor Belfort?
- Dated: Saturday September 11
- Time: 7 p.m. ET | 4 p.m. PT
The Holyfield vs Belfort card is scheduled to begin around 7 p.m. ET on Saturday. Three more fights will take place before the start of the Holyfield vs Belfort fight.
Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort Card
- Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort; heavyweight
- Anderson Silva beat. Tito Ortiz via KO in the 1st round (1:21).
- David Haye def. Joe Fournier by unanimous decision (79-72, 80-71, 79-72).
- Jono Carroll beat. Andy Vences by majority decision (97-93, 97-93, 95-95).