Vitor Belfort stops Evander Holyfield in Round 1, Anderson Silva KOs Tito Ortiz


Former cruiserweight and heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield faces former UFC light heavyweight champ Vitor Belfort in an eight-round boxing match at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida (Triller Fight Club PPV, 7 p.m. ET).

Holyfield (44-10-2, 29 KOs), of Atlanta, is 58 years old and hasn’t fought since defeating Brian Nielsen by 10th-round TKO in May 2011. The last time Holyfield held a major heavyweight title was in 2000, after defeating John Ruiz for the vacant WBA belt.

Holyfield is replacing Oscar De La Hoya, who was scheduled to face Belfort before testing positive for COVID-19 less than two weeks before the fight.

Belfort, 44, of Rio de Janeiro, who competed in the middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight division in the UFC, has one professional boxing match on his record, a first-round KO of Josemario Neves in 2006.

Also on the card, legendary former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva faces former UFC light heavyweight champ Tito Ortiz in an eight-round bout.

Silva (2-1, 1 KO in boxing), 46, of Sao Paulo, Brazil, defeated former middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. by split decision in a great performance in June.

Ortiz, 46, of Huntington Beach, California, is making his boxing debut.

Stay here for live results and round-by-round analysis.

Next fight: David Haye vs. Joe Fournier, 8 rounds, heavyweights


Anthony Chavez and Diuhl Olguin fought to a majority draw in their six-round junior lightweight battle. One judge had it 59-56 for Chavez, while the other two had the fight 57-57.

In his pro debut, Eliezer Silva dropped Terry Roscoe (2-6, 0 KOs) with a short left hand in Round 3 to cruise to a fourth-round unanimous decision victory (39-36, 39-36 and 39-36).

Still to come:

  • Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort, 8 rounds, heavyweights

  • Anderson Silva vs. Tito Ortiz, 8 rounds, heavyweights

  • Andy Vences vs. Jono Carroll, 10 rounds, junior lightweights

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