Former UFC Middleweight Champion and MMA legend Anderson Silva competed in an exhibition boxing bout on Saturday, going the distance against Bruno Azeredo in Abu Dhabi.
The bout, which was eight two-minute rounds in total, was part of a card headlined by boxer Floyd Mayweather.
While the fight didn’t have judges and ended in a draw after 16 minutes of combat, it saw Silva succeed throughout.
The 47-year-old pushed the pace against Azeredo in all of the rounds and saw him even score a knockdown at one point.
Silva floored Azeredo late in the fifth round, connecting with a right hook at the bell.
Silva’s appearance Saturday was the third time he has appeared in boxing since the end of his UFC career in 2020. He notably appeared twice in pro bouts last year, defeating Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on scorecards and scoring a first-round finish win against fellow UFC alum Tito Ortiz.
Like Silva, Azeredo comes from an MMA background. He has spent recent years fighting in UAE Warriors, and currently has a six-fight winning streak in the sport.