The ‘Spider’ finished before the 2-minute barrier to the former UFC light heavyweight monarch in Hollywood, Florida
The former middleweight champion of the UFC, Anderson Silva, had another solid performance above the ring.
Silva knocked out in the first round to the also former monarch of UFC, but in light heavyweight, Tito Ortiz, with a powerful combination of blows to the face to leave him lying on the canvas totally out of combat.
Ortiz was the one who took the initiative at the beginning of the fight, cornering ‘La Araña’ against the ropes, however, the Brazilian dodged the blows and counterattacked with a right wing to the chin, then finished off with a left hook that put an end to the fight.
Silva fought for the last time in the UFC in October 2020, falling by knockout to Uriah Hall, which was his third straight loss and fifth in his last six Octagon appearances where he was 34-11.
Between 2006 and 2013, Silva he was absolute middleweight monarch in the UFC until he lost the scepter by knockout to Chris Weidman.
Last June, Silva defeated Julio César Chávez Jr. by unanimous decision on the farewell card of Julio César Chávez Sr. in Guadalajara, Jalisco.
Ortiz last fought at Combate Americas 51, beating Alberto Rodriguez by submission in the first round, accumulating a 21-12-1 mark in mixed martial arts that included a light heavyweight championship that he defended five times before being snatched away Randy Couture in 2003.
The combat between Silva and Ortiz was the co-star on the undercard headed by the fight between Evander holyfield and Vitor Belfort at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.