BREAKING: Boxing match between Anderson Silva and Tito Ortiz targeted for September

It looks like we are going to see a boxing match that features two former UFC champions and two legends of the sport. MMA Fighting was the first to report today that Triller is finalizing a boxing matchup between Anderson Silva and Tito Ortiz.

The matchup will take place at a Triller event on September 11th. While Silva has been in talks for his next boxing bout, the booking has come out of no where in regards to the former UFC light heavyweight champion, Tito Ortiz.

Ortiz has teased a return to combat sports in the last year. The Huntington Beach Bad Boy was vocal to Bellator that he wanted to be the next man to challenge Fedor Emelianenko. However, Ortiz never got the opportunity.

We haven’t seen Ortiz compete in combat sports since December of 2019 when he fought former WWE Wrestler Alberto Del Rio. Ortiz won the fight by first round submission. This will be Ortiz’s first professional boxing match.

Another Boxing Match for Silva

Anderson Silva is back in the boxing ring after his big win back in September. Silva took on former middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. In a surprising result, Silva controlled Chavez and won the boxing match fairly easily.

After the win, there was talks of a boxing matchup with Logan Paul. That is still supposedly being discussed, however, that is on the shelf for now. Now, Silva will return to the boxing ring to take on a fellow former UFC champion.

Silva should be the massive favorite in this matchup. Tito Ortiz has long been known for his wrestling and not his striking. Silva on the other hand has always been known for his slick striking.

If I’m being honest, I’ll be very interested to watch. That said, I just don’t see how Tito Ortiz will be competitive in boxing against Anderson Silva. That said, at the end of the day, it’s a fight and anything can happen.