Triller Fight Club was back at it Saturday, essentially unrivaled on a night with zero competition in the MMA world.
The celebrity boxing outfit’s latest offering leaned heavily on mixed martial arts stars of old, with three of four key spots held by former UFC champions. In the main event, Vitor Belfort took to the ring to take on the 58-year old former heavyweight champ Evander Holyfield, a makeshift headliner cobbled together after Oscar De La Hoya was forced to drop out after testing positive for COVID-19.
The match-up, with that in mind, went from a somewhat competitive one, to an absolute sideshow, with Holyfield having been out of action for a decade.
The co-main event, meanwhile, looked little better. In 2021, the only man with any business even being in a boxing ring appeared to be Anderson Silva. “The Spider” had looked sharp picking apart a former champ in Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., a full decade his junior, just months ago. But for his latest boxing match he’d opted for a fight with Tito Ortiz — the UFC’s second longest serving light heavyweight champion. And a man who wasn’t known for his hands, unless they were setting up a takedown.
Ortiz had come in five pounds heavy for the fight, after trumpeting his annoyance with Silva for insisting on a 195lb catchweight. Silva, of course, had his heydey at 185lbs in the UFC, but had on occasion moved up to 205lbs and found success there as well.
The bout, however, moved forward regardless, with Silva coming in light at 192.5lbs.
Triller Fight Club Legends II: Holyfield vs. Belfort takes place Saturday at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL. The event begins at 7PM ET and can be streamed via Fite.tv — full results can be found below.
Triller Fight Club: Legends II — Holyfield vs. Belfort Results
Vitor Belfort def. Evander Holyfield by TKO, Round 1, 1:49
Anderson Silva def. Tito Ortiz by knockout, Round 1, 1:21
Jono Carroll def. Andy Vences by majority decision (95-95, 97-93, 97-93)
David Haye def. Joe Fournier by unanimous decision (79-72, 80-71, 79-72)
Anthony Chavez vs. Diuhl Olguin ends in a majority draw (58-56 Chavez, 57-57, 57-57)
Eliezer Silva def. Terry Roscoe via unanimous decision (39-36, 39-36, 39-36)