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Anderson Silva vs. Tito Ortiz: Live round-by-round updates

Anderson Silva and Tito Ortiz
Anderson Silva and Tito Ortiz will clash in the co-main event Saturday night in Florida.
Amanda Westcott, Triller Fight Club

MMA Fighting has Anderson Silva vs. Tito Ortiz live round-by-round updates for one of the more interesting boxing fights of the year between two UFC legends.

The Silva vs. Ortiz co-main event will happen on the Holyfield vs. Belfort fight card which takes place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla., on Saturday. night.

The main event will start around 11:30 p.m. ET. Check out our Holyfield vs. Belfort live round-by-round updates to find out what will happen in the headline fight.

Anderson Silva, who is 46 years old, is a former UFC middleweight champion. He holds a 2-1 career boxing record after defeating Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. via split decision in June.

Tito Ortiz, who is 46 years old, is a former UFC light heavyweight champion of the world. He will make his boxing debut after posting a 21-12-1 record in mixed martial arts. He hasn’t competed in any combat sports since Dec. 7, 2019.

Check out Silva vs. Ortiz co-main event live blog below.

Round 1: Well here’s a fight I never expected to be doing play-by-play for. 2021 is the weirdest, y’all. Tito Ortiz opens the promo package by claiming that Anderson Silva hasn’t ever fought anybody like him, which isn’t true, and complaining multiple times about the 195-pound weight limit, which he didn’t even come close to hitting. Good stuff. Silva basically giggles his way through the whole package. He seems to be finding it hilarious that he’s getting paid big money to do something like this. Hard to fault him for that. Both of these men are 46 years old. Ortiz no-sells every question in the pre-fight interview before his walk. He’s not here for your nonsense, Triller. Ortiz walks to the ring while carrying a “thin blue line” American flag. Here comes Silva draped in his trademark black and yellow with his classic DMX walkout song. Here we go. Ortiz already very much does not look like a boxer. Ortiz swarms with slow punches, Silva avoids them all. Ortiz’s punches are really looking rough. Silva ducks underneath and unloads with a right hand! Silva crushes him! Left hand follows! Ortiz is out! That was quick! Silva barely broke a sweat.

Official result: Anderson Silva def. Tito Ortiz via KO (punch) at 1:21 of Round 1

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