Anderson Silva had no hassle in any respect with fellow former MMA star Tito Ortiz on Saturday night. The person often known as Spider knocked out Silva within the first spherical of their eight-round bout. Ortiz appeared to get knocked out chilly earlier than shaking it off after the battle was ended.
This was Silva’s fourth profession boxing match and his second of 2021. He misplaced to Osmar Luiz Teixeira in 1998, retiring within the first spherical. He fought seven years later, beating Julio Cesar de Jesus through second spherical knockout. After a 16-year break from boxing, he returned this previous June when he received a break up choice over Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr.
This battle featured in depth back-and-forth over the 195-pound catchweight, and finally Ortiz didn’t even make the restrict. He forfeited 20% of his purse to maintain the battle going, and now he will get a loss held on his document in his boxing debut.
Silva got here into this battle as a -800 favourite at DraftKings Sportsbook, whereas Ortiz was a +550 underdog.