UK start time, live stream, full undercard and how to watch fight ahead of Evander Holyfield vs Vitor Belfort
The massive Triller Fight Club event is nearly here, with a packed undercard filled with intriguing fights.
Anderson Silva and Tito Ortiz’s bout could be the main event in itself but is a precursor to Evander Holyfield vs Vitor Belfort.
Triller Fight Club Legends will put on a huge bill of names from the boxing and MMA best of lists this weekend.
Silva and Ortiz will face-off in a 195lb bout, which will be the lowest the latter has gone down to for a fight.
Ex-UFC middleweight champion Silva holds the record for the longest title reign as ‘The Spider’ boasts a plethora of victories in the Octagon.
Meanwhile, Ortiz is a UFC Hall of Famer and the former UFC light heavyweight champion.
Now, they’ll switch codes and face off in the boxing ring.
Anderson Silva v Tito Ortiz: Date and how to watch
The Silva v Ortiz bout will take place on Sunday, September 12 prior to Holyfield v Belfort.
The fight was due to be held in the Staples Center, Los Angeles in California, but has now been moved to Florida’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood.
Ring walks are due to take place from 12:00am on Sunday morning for UK fans.
Streaming service FITE.TV will be showing the fight live.
A PPV live stream on FITE.TV is $13.99, which is just over £10.
Anderson Silva v Tito Ortiz: Undercard
Subject to change
- Evander Holyfield vs Vitor Belfort
- Tito Ortiz vs Anderson Silva
- David Haye vs Joe Fournier
- Andy Vences vs Jono Carroll
Anderson Silva v Tito Ortiz: What’s been said?
Silva told AG Fight these sorts of matchups in crossing over MMA and boxing is the “new normal”.
“I was training and the company offered me this fight with Tito. I found it interesting and we will fight.
“I’m really happy with this fight: He has a lot of relevance in the sport, in MMA.
“In boxing, it’s something completely different, but it’s a new normal right? This opportunity for legends to face each other will be cool. Inside [the ring], anything is possible.
“He has no favourite until the fight is over. I think I’ll be able to put on a great show and bring joy to everyone.”
Ortiz said: “I’ll cut my leg off if I have to in order to make weight. I’ll do it.
“It really just shows that I’m focused. It shows that Anderson respects my power.
“I’m excited because I respect him as a fighter. But I’ve lost respect for him as a man for not fighting me at 200lbs.
“I have never made 195lbs in my whole career of 24 years, “I will try like hell to make it. I will make it.”