Silva vs. Ortiz took place Sept. 11 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Anderson Silva (3-1) and Tito Ortiz (0-1) collided in the co-main event. The fight aired live on pay-per-view.
Catch more video highlights below.
Anderson Silva vs Tito Ortiz pic.twitter.com/a03cQ0wcHX— Comics Department (@ComixDepartment) September 12, 2021
For more on Silva vs. Ortiz, check out the live blog by MMA Fighting’s Shaun Al-Shatti.
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