According to reports, a former UFC champion would be Oscar de la Hoya’s rival for his exhibition fight

Óscar de la Hoya

Oscar de la hoya He already has a rival for his exhibition match and it will be against the former champion of the UFC, Vitor Belfort, who last fought in 2018.

“Sources: Oscar de la hoya and the former champion of UFC, Vitor Belfort, have agreed to an exhibition fight based on Triller, probably September 18 in Las Vegas“, wrote Mike coppinger from The Athletic.From the pot has not competed since losing in 2008 to Manny pacquiao. Belfort is tied for third with most completions in UFC”.

Since the return of From the pot to the ring, the managers of Triller They assured that they were looking for a fighter of UFC.

However, Dana White, president of the promoter, stated that he was not going to lend any of his fighters to carry out this type of fight.

It was also mentioned George St-Pierre, one of the best fighters in the history of the mixed martial arts company, but White did not allow it.

“The former boxer Hall of the Fame and now rival, Canelo Alvarez, also plans to fight on September 18, “he mentioned Coppinger. “That is the weekend of Independence Day of Mexico. Stays in conversations with Caleb Plant to unify the 168 pounds ”.

Belfort he was the UFC light heavyweight champion in 2004 by defeating the legend Randy couture, but months later, in the rematch, Couture beat it.

The Brazilian contested two other times for belts of the MMA company.

First in 2011 before Anderson Silva, next rival of Julio César Chávez Jr., who sent him to sleep with a front kick.

Later, in 2012, he faced Jon jones and although he was close to submitting it, the American recovered and finished it.

For its part, Oscar de la hoya He hasn’t fought since 2008 when he was knocked out by Manny Pacquiao.

The former boxer with Mexican blood has shown part of his training for a few months.

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