Anderson Silva face-planted Tito Ortiz with a giant knockout within the opening spherical of their struggle on Saturday evening in Florida.
The 46-year-old UFC superstars had swapped the Octagon for the boxing ring however their conflict was short-lived when Silva related with two punches which wiped Ortiz out.
Ortiz had pressurised Silva, backed him into the nook and seemed to be in management, able to let free his personal punches.
However Silva, with little area to manoeuvre, caught Ortiz with a flush proper hook which instantly damage him badly.
He adopted it up with a left hand which crashed Ortiz to the canvas face-first.
The great defeat compounded a depressing boxing debut for Ortiz who had missed weight on the weigh-in and was compelled to pay a advantageous on to Silva for the struggle to go forward.
Silva’s late-career rejuvenation contained in the ring continues – he beat 60-fight veteran Julio Cesar Chavez Jr earlier this yr.
In addition to his glittering UFC accomplishments, Silva debuted as a boxer with a knockout loss in 1998 then gained a second struggle in 2006 earlier than returning to the game this yr.
Sky Sports activities Boxing schedule
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Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk – IBF, WBA, WBO heavyweight titles
Lawrence Okolie vs Dilan Prasovic – WBO cruiserweight title
Chris Eubank Jr vs Sven Elbir
David Avanesyan vs Liam Taylor – European welterweight title
Richard Riakpohre vs Krzysztof Twardowski
Mikael Lawal vs Steven Ward
Savannah Marshall vs Lolita Muzeya – WBO middleweight title
Hughie Fury vs Christian Hammer
Jamel Herring vs Shakur Stevenson – WBO super-featherweight title
Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall – undisputed super-lightweight title