A professional boxing match between former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva, and former UFC light heavyweight titleholder, ‘The Huntington Beach Bad Boy’ Tito Ortiz is currently in the works to feature at a Triller Fight Club event on September 11. from the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, California.
Per a report, this evening from MMA Fighting reporters, Damon Martin and Guilherme Cruz, a boxing match between recent feature, Silva and professional debutante, Ortiz is currently targeted to land as the co-main event of the professional boxing headliner between former world champion, Oscar De La Hoya and Silva’s past-foe and compatriot, Vitor Belfort.
Representatives from Triller Fight Club confirmed to MMA Power Hour that discussions for this particular bout had taken place. MMA Power Hour has also learned in discussions with Triller Fight Club representatives, that plans are tentatively being explored regarding the possibility of three headlining bouts taking place on this card.
Targeted to make his fourth walk to the ring, former undisputed middleweight kingpin, Silva turned in a masterful performance at a Tribute To The Kings billed event in Jalisco, Mexico in June — taking a rather clear-cut, dubious split decision victory over former world champion boxer, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. over the course of an eight round bout.
For Ortiz, the 46-year-old, who resigned as Mayor pro tempore in his native Huntington Beach last in June, having initially joined the council in December, last competed in professional competition under the Combate Americas (Global) banner back in December of 2019 — taking a first round rear-naked choke win over former WWE professional wrestler, Alberto El Patron.
According to the aforementioned report, the targeted bout between Silva and Ortiz would take place at a prior agreed catchweight of 195lbs.
Silva’s last outing under his prior stomping ground of the year came last October at UFC Vegas 12 where he suffered a fourth round knockout defeat to recent main event feature, Uriah Hall.
For Ortiz, the former light heavyweight champion has compiled a winning-spree which he stretched to three fights with his win over El Patron, taking prior successes over Chuck Liddell under the aforenoted, De La Hoya promoted Golden Boy Promotions banner back in November 2018, as well as a submission win over common-foe, Chael Sonnen at Bellator 170 in January 2017.