Anderson Silva demolishes Tito Ortiz with wild first round KO


Silva stuns fellow Mixed Martial Arts legend Tito Ortiz through ko at 1:21 of the very first round Saturday evening. Ortiz had indeed Silva caught in the edge, throwing punches. However, Silva eluded an Ortiz shot and hit a massive counter right hook. Silva pursued with a left as Ortiz dropped against the corner to put him down completely. Ortiz was totally unconscious.

Silva beat previous world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. by means of split decision on June 12 in Guadalajara, Mexico. It was his very first professional boxing match in 16 years. This was Ortiz’s professional boxing debut.

” I practiced hard to prove my respect for boxing,” Silva stated in his postfight interview. “I keep on train everyday to show my respect for the martial arts and also for Wing Chun as well as for Bruce Lee.

” The grandmaster Bruce Lee stated, ‘Be water, my friend.’ That’s what I do today.”

Both Silva as well as Ortiz are 46 years of ages. The fight was contracted for 8, two-minute rounds and at 195 pounds. Ortiz weighed 5 pounds over that catchweight restriction Friday, coming in at 200 pounds.

Silva is the previous longtime UFC middleweight champ as well as thought about among the best Mixed Martial Arts fighters of all time. The Brazil native holds the lengthiest winning streak in UFC history (16) as well as has the absolute most kos ever before in UFC title battles at 7. Silva requested and was approved his release from UFC in November. “The Spider” had simply one win in his previous 9 UFC battles, and Silva has claimed he is properly retired from Mixed Martial Arts.

Ortiz, on the other hand, is among the very best UFC light heavyweight champs of all time. “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” had 5 successful 205-pound title defenses in UFC, the second-highest overall in division history behind only all-time great Jon Jones. Ortiz, a California native, is likewise thought about among the most significant financial draws for UFC for many years, with remarkable rivalries versus Chuck Liddell and also Ken Shamrock.

Ortiz most recently fought in December 2019 in a Mixed Martial Arts bout versus previous WWE champ Alberto Del Rio under the Combate Americas banner. Ortiz won that bout by means of first-round submission.


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