Media company Triller isn’t slowing down with their unconventional boxing bouts by a single bit. Their previously reported September 11th card from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, USA, now has a new matchup between former UFC champions.
The promotion is attempting to finalize a fight between Anderson Silva and Tito Ortiz, per a report by Damon Martin and Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting.
Negotiations currently have the fight placed at a weight limit of 195-pounds.
Silva has kept active since departing the UFC roster last year. He returned to boxing in June, fighting to a split decision win over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
The bout was only Silva’s third appearance in boxing and his first in over a decade.
Should the fight in September be made official, it would be Ortiz’s first time under pro boxing rules. The 46-year-old has been competing in MMA for over two decades and was one of the biggest names in the first few years of the UFC.
Ortiz has been somewhat active in recent years, having fought three times since 2017. His last fight was in late 2019, where he defeated former WWE pro wrestler Albert Rodriguez within a round on a Combate Global card (formerly known as Combate Americas).
Another UFC fighter will be in the main event of the September 11th card, as Vitor Belfort will take on Oscar De La Hoya in an eight-round boxing fight.