Anderson Silva will return for his third professional boxing fight as he faces off against former UFC heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz on 11th September. This fight is contested for 8 rounds at a catchweight of 195 pounds. Consequently, fight fans are very excited for this fight because two of arguably the greatest UFC fighters in history will trade barbs against each other.
Moreover, this fight will take place at the Triller Fight Club Legends 2 event in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Besides, this event features legendary names like Evander Holyfield, Vitor Belfort, and David Haye. As a result, fight fans can expect a blast from this event as these legends will showcase their skills against each other.
Getting back at the co-main event fight, let’s take a look at the fight purse of Anderson Silva for his clash against Tito Ortiz.
Fight Purse of Anderson Silva for his boxing match against Tito Ortiz
Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will step into the ring this weekend against Tito Ortiz. As a result, let’s take a look at the fight purse of the Brazilian fighter for this contest. In his last few fights in the UFC, he earned an estimated average payout of $600,000.
Moreover, for his last boxing clash which took place in June this year against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, the Spider took home $500,000. As a result, the former champion is expected to earn a similar kind of amount from this fight. However, apart from his guaranteed fight purse, Silva is sure to earn more money against Tito Ortiz.
Ortiz missed the 195 pounds catchweight limit by five pounds during the weigh-ins. As a result, he has to give 30% of his fight purse to Anderson Silva. Hence according to a report, Tito Ortiz might earn around $300,000 for this fight. So the Brazilian fighter will earn nearly $70,000- $90,000 from Ortiz’s payout.
Although the above-mentioned fight purse is an estimation of all the payouts they have earned from their last few matches in their respective careers. There is no official news regarding the fight purses of all the fighters participating in the event. Hence fans will have to wait until there is official news about the payouts of the fighters.