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Holyfield vs. Belfort Results: Live updates of the undercard and main event

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Evander Holyfield and Vitor Belfort
Evander Holyfield and Vitor Belfort will clash in a boxing main event Saturday night in Florida.
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MMA Fighting has Holyfield vs. Belfort results live for the Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort fight card at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla., on Saturday night.

When the main event begins, likely around 11:30 p.m. ET, check out our Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort live round-by-round updates on our live blog. Prior to the main event, we’ll have live updates and results on all the undercard fights below.

Check out Hoyfield vs. Belfort undercard live blog for the pay-per-view portion that will begin at 7 p.m. ET below:

Main Event

Vitor Belfort knocks out Evander Holyfield | Belfort vs. Holyfield highlights


Anthony Chavez vs. Diuhl Olguin ruled majority draw (58-56 Chavez, 57-57 x2)

Eliezer Silva def. Terry Roscoe via unanimous decision (39-36)

Holyfield vs. Belfort undercard:

David Haye vs. Joe Fournier

Round 1: Alright, folks. Shaun Al-Shatti here to be your guide through whatever the hell tonight’s circus sideshow is going to be. I have no idea what to expect, but we’re here, it’s happening, and there ain’t no stopping it now, so let’s venture through this weirdness together. First up, a matchup between a retired champion boxer and a guy most know for being really rich. These two fellas are friends whose disagreement apparently began when they were both trying to impress the same woman. There’s the bell and we’re off. Let’s do it. Fournier goes right to work with a few body shots. Haye pops out his jab. Fournier lands a nice right hand. Haye clinches. Fournier slowly works into the clinch again. He walks right into a sneaky little jab, and that’s an early knockdown for Haye! Fournier recovers, but that was an easy one for Haye. MMA Fighting scores it 10-8 Haye.

Round 2: Fournier is already looking a little labored with his punches. Haye smacks him with a few jabs. The size difference really is jarring — Haye is huge compared to Fournier. More jabs from Haye. Fournier is getting crapped on fairly hard by the commentary booth, and deservedly so — he’s done nothing so far. Another easy round for Haye, who looks like he’s taking a stroll through the park right now. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Haye. (20-17 Haye.)

Round 3: Fournier walks Haye into the corner and lets go with a flurry, but nothing lands flush. Haye is having fun in there. He’s keeping his hands down and playing around. Haye’s jab is piston-fast right now. These two-minute rounds are incredibly short, but Haye is in cruise control. Fournier is exhausted. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Haye. (30-26 Haye.)

Round 4: Slow start to the round as Haye paws out that left. Hard right hand to the body for Haye. Haye walks him down but Fournier clinches to avoid the exchange. Fournier has only landed 10 total punches all night according to the official stats, but even that feels generous. All Haye, once again. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Haye. (40-35 Haye.)

Round 5: Fournier tries to kick things off with some offense but it’s a whole lot of nothing. Haye isn’t even doing much and he’s still a ghost in there compared to Fournier. Haye pumps out his jab. Fournier eats a left hand for his troubles, and another, and another. Haye looks like he’s taking it easy on his buddy. The announcers have stopped paying attention and are all about rapper 50 Cent opening a bottle of champagne next to them. Feels appropriate. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Haye. (50-44 Haye.)

Round 6: I’m fairly sure a “We love Trump!” chant just broke out in this arena. Florida, y’all. Slow start to the round but Haye is doing all the work with his jab. Fournier is basically a heavy bag in there — his existence is purely to eat jabs right now. Hagler-Hearns, this is not. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Haye. (60-53 Haye.)

Round 7: This is basically the lowest energy sparring session possible. Haye is doing his buddy a favor, because it feels like he could crush this man at any possible second. Haye still keeping his hands low but Fournier’s offense is nonexistent. Another round banked for Haye as the announcing crew continues to gush over 50 Cent’s champagne. At least someone is getting drunk for this. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Haye. (70-62 Haye.)

Round 8: The commentary booth is calling for Haye to knock this man out. Haye may be listening because he’s already much busier this round. Lots of jabs for Haye. He doesn’t have much time to work, but he’s talking to Fournier in there. Fournier throws a three-punch combination but whiffs on everything. Haye didn’t really even throw a punch the last minute. That was telling. Haye never lost a second of this fight, and he knew it. Fournier owes him a “thank you” for carrying him in there, because this feels like it could’ve been really, really bad. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Haye. (80-71 Haye.)

Official result: David Haye def. Joe Fournier via unanimous decision (79-72, 80-71, 79-72)

Andy Vences vs. Jono Carroll

Round 1: This fight hasn’t even started yet and already Carroll has been referred to as a “fake Conor McGregor” on the broadcast, so that’s fun. Carroll seemed to enjoy it. He responded by promising “to eat this man’s heart.” Just another normal Saturday night, y’all. Carroll walks to the ring wearing full-on Mexican garb as a supposed tribute to Mexican Independence Day. Vences makes his walk and the conversation is all about how this is his first fight with his new trainer. The winner of this fight gets a title shot at 135 pounds. Vences is active early, bouncing on his heels and pawing out his jab. Right hand to the body lands for Vences. Carroll goes low then high with his right hand. This is already an infinitely more compelling fight than the last one. Carroll bulldozes inside and connects with a combination. Carroll goes back to the body followed by a jab to the head. Carroll flurries. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Carroll.

Round 2: Carroll storms inside again and attacks the body. Another left to the body from Carroll. He’s pushing the pace right now. Vences slips a hook and responds with a stiff right. Big left hand cracks Vences’ chin. Carroll pumps out his jab. Punches in bunches from Carroll but nothing connects. Left hand to the body again for Carroll. Nice round. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Carroll. (20-18 Carroll.)

Round 3: Carroll rips off a flurry after a slow start to the round from both men. Lots of feints from Carroll, followed by a combination to the body. Carroll digs a hard left to the body. Vences responds by cracking Carroll with a right hand to the jaw. Another hard right hand by Vences, this time to the body. Carroll flurries forward but misses. Big rebound round for Vences. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Vences. (29-28 Carroll.)

Round 4: Carroll gets a warning to keep his punches above the belt after a questionable right hand. Solid exchange from both men, though neither landed anything of significance. They trade jabs with Vences getting the better of the exchange. He’s loving that body shot. Vences is starting to settle into the role of the aggressor. Carroll rushes inside with a combination to the body. Vences goes high-low a couple times and he’s feeling it. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Vences. (38-38.)

Round 5: Carroll comes out afire and throwing. He pumps his jab and backs Vences into the corner. Official punch stats have this ultra close right now, 34-30 in favor of Caroll. Another referee warning for Carroll. Vences answers with a right to the belt-line and he’s gets a warning as well. Carroll calls for action from Vences, who’s staying long and using his reach. Close round. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Carroll. (48-47 Carroll.)

Round 6: Carroll paws out his jab then lunges inside with a right hand. Vences continues to walk forward and work the body. Vences wades inside and attacks with a one-two. Vences smacks Carroll with his long jab. Back to the body for Vences. Carroll misses with a flurry. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Vences. (57-57.)

Round 7: This is anybody’s fight right now. Vences’ corner called for him to be the bully in there. Tentative first minute of action here. A pair of nice hooks to the body land for Vences. Carroll responds with a flurry and the crowd rallies behind it. Business is picking up. Vences whiffs on a few long punches, so Carroll punches his way inside. Impressive defense from Vences as he slips a combination from Carroll. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Carroll. (67-66 Carroll.)

Round 8: Carroll whiffs on a long one-two, but he’s staying active. Double jab from Carroll, followed by a hard looping hook that Vences complains was to the back of the head. Vences tees off with punches as Carroll backs to the corner. Nice flurry there. Vences with a three-punch combination ended by a big left hook. Another clean one-two from Vences. This is easily his best round. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Vences. (76-76.)

Round 9: Vences’ corner calls for even more activity to close out these last two rounds. The doctor is checking out Carroll’s right eye. I’m not sure why, he looked fine, but we’re back in business. The referee seemed to tell Carroll that it was Round 10 as well, then he said it was Round 8. Not great. Anyway, we’re rolling. Massive flurry from Carroll! He’s connecting! Carroll is swinging in there! Hard right hand by Carroll. Another overhand right. The announcer just said the line “Are you not entertained?” was from the movie 300, which is definitely not correct. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Carroll. (86-85 Carroll.)

Round 10: Left hand snaps back Vences’ head. Carroll is headhunting in there as he misses a wild uppercut. Vences catches him slipping with a straight right. They trade punches inside the pocket. Shovel hook right hand from Vences. Another big exchange and they both land flush. Final 45 seconds here, let’s see who wants it. Vences smacks Carroll with a right hook. Carroll flurries but misses. Not the sprint to the finish line we expected, but still a hell of a fight. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Carroll. (96-94 Carroll.)

Official result: Jono Carroll def. Andy Vences via majority decision (95-95, 97-93, 97-93)

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