Anderson Silva Stuns Tito Ortiz With a First Round KO!

Published 09/11/2021, 9:51 PM EDT


Anderson Silva took on Tito Ortiz in the co-main event of the Triller Fight Club show. The former UFC champions battled each other in the boxing ring on September 11.

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Triller scheduled the fight between the UFC legends for eight two-minute rounds. The fight started off strong as Tito Ortiz came out as the aggressor. However, Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva stunned the world by knocking Tito Ortiz out in the very first round of the fight.

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Ortiz pressed Silva and threw a few body shots, none of which landed convincingly. Silva used his signature quick feet and head movement to evade the initial pressure thrown by Ortiz. With forty seconds to go in the round, ‘The Huntington Beach Bad Boy’ forced Silva into the corner and threw a barrage of punches at him.

Silva ducked and weaved with his hands up. In a split second, the Brazilian landed a counter right, and Boom! It was lights out for the American, as he fell against the corner and then onto the mat. Silva connected so well straight on his temple that Tito Ortiz didn’t even move for a few seconds as he fell unconscious.

Silva didn’t seem surprised by the knockout as he casually strolled back into his corner, not even celebrating the knockout. Courtesy of his win, Anderson Silva improved his record to 2-0 in 2021 after defeating Julio Cesar Chavez Jr earlier this year. His overall record stands at three wins, and one loss.

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What’s next for Anderson Silva?

In the post-fight interview, Anderson Silva did not call anyone out, but it was very clear that ‘The Spider’ would continue training and boxing. He stated that he would go back home and train and see what happens next.

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Silva had also stated earlier that he would continue fighting until the age of 49. “Everything is possible,” he said. “Until 49. My last fight will be at 49.” After this fight, the boxing world will definitely want to see Anderson Silva step into the ring again. Who do you think Anderson Silva should fight next?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Combat Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in English Literature. Allan is a semi-professional football player for Diego Juniors FC.

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