If celebrity boxing isn’t your thing, how about washed-up MMA fighters boxing? Is that something that might interest you?
Then come on down to the Oscar De La Hoya vs. Vitor Belfort card set for Sept. 11 in Los Angeles at Staples Center, as the co-main event will feature Anderson “Spider” Silva vs. Tito “The Ousted Mayor” Ortiz, a pair of 46-year-olds that don’t box.
Silva is one of the great practitioners of Brazilian jiu-jitsu of all time, but lost seven of his last eight bouts in a UFC octagon, with the ninth overturned for a drug violation by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. He’s won one (1) MMA bout since October of 2012, but did defeat Julio César Chávez Jr. on June 19th of this year via split decision in a
cash grab boxing ring in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Silva was also rumored to potentially fight Logan Paul soon because nothing matters, but that’s apparently on the back burner for now.
Ortiz was dropped from the UFC in July of 2012 after going 1-7-1 in his last nine, but has won five of his last six MMA contests in Bellator and other promotions. He was most recently the Mayor of Huntington Beach, California (no, seriously, this really happened) but was pushed out by his fellow city council members for things such as refusing to wear a mask during the pandemic.
We’ll have odds posted as soon as they’re available from DraftKings Sportsbook.