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Anderson Silva, Tito Ortiz set to box in Sept. 11 bout

May 11, 2019; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Jared Cannonier (red gloves) fights Anderson Silva (blue gloves) during UFC 237 at Jeunesse Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

UFC legends Anderson Silva and Tito Ortiz will square off in an eight-round boxing match on Sept. 11 at the Staples Center in Las Angeles, according to multiple reports Wednesday.

The fight, which will be broadcast by Triller PPV, which will also feature former Olympic gold medalist and 11-time world champion Oscar De La Hoya battling longtime UFC star Vitor Belfort.

Per reports, the Silva-Ortiz fight will consist of eight two-minute rounds.

Silva, 46, held UFC’s Middleweight Championship for 2,457 days, which is a promotion record. He defended the title a record 10 times.

Silva has fought in two previous boxing fights, returning to the ring this past June when he defeated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in a split decision.

Ortiz, 46, has never fought in a professional boxing match. He last fought in mixed martial arts in December 2019, defeating Alberto El Patron.

Ortiz last fought in the UFC in 2012, where he once held the Light Heavyweight Championship for 1,260 days and successfully defended the title five times.

–Field Level Media

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