Thriller put up an intriguing fight card over the weekend featuring a trio of former UFC champions and a certified boxing legend.

We’re talking about Anderson Silva taking on Tito Ortiz, while Vitor Belfort shared the ring with Evander Holyfield

Sure, these four guys are nowhere near their primes, but they’re still some of the biggest names in combat sports.

Silva, who lorded the UFC’s Middleweight division for years, recently retired from MMA and transitioned to boxing.

Being the savant striker that he is, the Brazilian KO artist looked fluid in his return to boxing against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. last June.

This time around, he welcomed MMA fighter-turned-politician Tito Ortiz inside the boxing ring.

What was supposed to be an 8-round bout was finished in less than two minutes. Silva didn’t have to throw much, but when he did it landed with pinpoint accuracy and sent Ortiz face-first to the canvass.

This set the table for Silva’s former adversary, Vitor Belfort who also made his return to boxing, which has always been his bread-and-butter. The Phenom did have some of the fastest hands back in his heyday with the UFC.

The Brazilian took on a 58-year-old Holyfield, who valiantly took Oscar De La Hoya’s place after he tested positive for COVID-19.

To be fair, this bout shouldn’t have happened. As legendary as Holyfield is, he got no business fighting at this stage of his life.

Like Silva, Belfort needed just a few minutes to send Holyfield crashing in round 1. After two downs, the ref waved it off.

While a Silva vs Belfort rematch inside the boxing ring is enticing, they’re not each other’s targets right now. Both guys want a payday, and the Paul brothers are the biggest cash cows in boxing right now.

Jake vs Anderson? Logan vs Vitor? We’d love to see that happen.


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