Perhaps the sport’s most bizarre event of the year has taken another strange turn. Triller Fight Club will present its latest PPVo offer on Saturday, September 11, but not without a wild change from the last second second. The main event was to see the return of Oscar De La Hoya when he met former UFC champion Vitor Belfort, but when the “Golden Boy” came a week before his fight with COVID-19, replacement plans had to be made.
Enter former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield. The 58-year-old, who was hoping to return to the ring this year, will replace De La Hoya at the main card recovery event. But since the California State Athletic Commission will not penalize Holyfield for the action, the entire ticket is moving from Los Angeles to Hollywood, Florida at the Seminole Hard Rock casino.
Holyfield (44-10-2, 29 KOs) has not played boxing since 2011 when he defeated Brian Nielsen in Denmark. The former two-time champion has been training to fight back, but Kevin McBride saw his proposed debut with Triller against former conqueror Mike Tyson in a delayed exhibition on several occasions.
Belfort has only boxed once as a professional, reaching the playoffs in 2006. In his MMA career, Belfort is a former UFC lightweight champion, a doctor who won Randy Couture’s belt in 2004 by winning a stop in less than a minute by cutting fluke on Couture’s eyelid. Belforts lost the Couture title in his next fight and lost three more attempts to win UFC gold, twice in middleweight and once in lightweight.
Below are the full combat card and information available with the latest Caesars Sportsbook trials.
Holyfield Vs. Belfort fight card, odds
- Evander Holyfield Vs. Vitor Belfort, heavyweight (two eight-minute rounds)
- Anderson Silva -800 vs. Tito Ortiz +550, cruiserweight
- Andy Vences vs. Jono Carroll, super light weight
Holyfield Vs. Belfort information
- Day: September 11 | Start time: 19:00 ET
- Location: Seminole Hard Rock Casino – Hollywood, Florida
- How to view: Fite PPV | Price: $ 49.99