Tito Ortiz Misses Weight for His Fight against Anderson Silva

Published 09/10/2021, 2:35 PM EDT


Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz has missed weight for his upcoming boxing debut against Anderson Silva. Both fighters have signed a contractual agreement to fight at 195 pounds.

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However, according to MMA Junkie, Tito Ortiz weighed in at 200 pounds while Silva weighed in at 192.6. Interestingly, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva was quite vocal about Ortiz not missing weight in the buildup.

Unfortunately, it seems like ‘The Spider’ wasn’t wrong to be concerned about Ortiz not keeping his side of the bargain. As of now, there are no reports of the bout being canceled because of the discrepancy.

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Nevertheless, Ortiz will have to pay a sizeable amount of money to his opponent from his purse as a penalty for missing weight.

Triller Fight Club Legends 2, will take place this Saturday in Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. Tito Ortiz vs Anderson Silva will be an eight-round boxing bout. Which will feature as the co-main event for a heavyweight battle between Vitor Belfort and Evander Holyfield.


While Anderson Silva is coming off a split decision victory against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, Ortiz looks to make his boxing debut with the newly formed promotion. Although Anderson Silva certainly has superior striking skills and reach, the weight difference could have a significant impact on the bout.

On one hand, Anderson Silva will hope to keep Tito Ortiz on the end of his punches. While Ortiz will look to cut off the ring and stifle his opponent’s attack while landing blows from mid-range.

Another major factor will be their cardio. Although ‘The People’s Champ’ has been competing in MMA until the pandemic, there are questions regarding his conditioning.

Come fight night, both UFC alumni will look to make a statement as they attempt to make a name for themselves in another sport.

What’s next for Tito Ortiz?

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A former UFC light heavyweight champion, Tito Ortiz is getting ready to make his boxing debut against Anderson Silva. Despite all the drama surrounding him, the 46-year-has won three of his last MMA fights and has now chosen to take on a new endeavor in combat sports.

INGLEWOOD, CA – NOVEMBER 24: Tito Ortiz celebrates his win after one round against Chuck Liddell during the Light Heavyweight bout at The Forum on November 24, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

If Ortiz can manage an upset victory against Anderson Silva this weekend, ‘The People’s Champ‘ will be off to a splendid start in his boxing debut. And considering the landscape of boxing, Tito Ortiz will have several options available.

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Perhaps a fight with Vitor Belfort could be next on the cards? What do you think? What’s next for Tito Ortiz if he wins this weekend? Let us know in the comments.

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David Andrew

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David Andrew is an MMA author at EssentiallySports with a background in English Literature from St. Stephens College. Prior to his current role, David, who combines his passion for writing and combat sports, contributed to the MMA divisions at Sportskeeda and The Sportsrush.

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