Tito Ortiz Misses Weight, Holyfield-Belfort Tip The Scales

Tito Ortiz

Tito Ortiz has missed weight ahead of his boxing clash with Anderson Silva.

Tomorrow night (Sept. 11), Triller will be presenting a night of action that few could’ve predicted years ago. At the age of 58, Evander Holyfield will step back inside the ring to take on former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Vitor Belfort. This was supposed to be Oscar De La Hoya‘s return, but he was diagnosed with COVID-19.

The co-main event will see two MMA legends mix it up inside the boxing ring. Former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva will go one-on-one with former UFC Light Heavyweight titleholder Tito Ortiz.

Ahead of fight night, Ortiz made it clear that he wasn’t a fan of the 195-pound catchweight in place for his bout with Silva. After the weigh-ins, it’s easy to see why the “Huntington Beach Bad Boy” had his gripes. Ortiz missed weight by five pounds. He will forfeit 20 percent of his purse but the fight is still on, MMAFighting.com reports.

Holyfield and Belfort had no problem making weight for their heavyweight collision as expected. Holyfield tipped the scales at 225.4 pounds, while Belfort clocked in at 206.2 pounds.

Here’s a look at the full weigh-in results.

Main Card (FITE TV, 7 p.m. ET)

  • Evander Holyfield (225.4) vs. Vitor Belfort (206.2)
  • Anderson Silva (192.6) vs. Tito Ortiz (200)
  • David Haye (211.5) vs. Joe Fournier (195.5)
  • Andy Vences (129.4) vs. Jono Carroll (130)

Prelims

  • Anthony Chavez (129.2) vs. Diuhl Olguin (128)
  • Eliezer Silva (158) vs. Terry Roscoe (155)

*- Ortiz missed weight

David Haye is coming out of retirement to take on Joe Fournier. Plus Andy Vences will go head-to-head with Jono Carrol. On the prelims, Anthony Chavez will meet Diuhl Olguin and Eliezer Silva will go one-on-one with Terry Roscoe.

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