It’s almost time for combat sport legends Evander Holyfield and Vitor Belfort to handle business at Triller Fight Club Legends 2 in Florida.
For those keeping score, the event was moved to the Seminole Hard Rock Resort & Casino in Hollywood, Florida from the Staples Center in Los Angeles as Oscar De La Hoya pulled out with COVID-19.
Four-time world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, 58, stepped in on short notice to take on former UFC tournament champion Vitor Belfort in the main event.
There has been a lot of comments on Holyfield’s media workout in which he looked slow to some critics. Probably none more notably than former UFC fighter turned broadcaster Michael Bisping.
Fighters by nature are brave, that’s why managers, coaches and commissions are there to protect them from themselves. This fight shouldn’t be happening. https://t.co/zENGOV5dlo
— michael (@bisping) September 9, 2021
Holyfield has said in interviews that he has been training for a long time previous to the event and because of the fact that he takes care of himself, he can take this kind of risk at 58 years old. He intends to go in there and do his best.
It should be noted that both fighters are licensed to fight in the state of Florida.
Oddsmaker MyBookie is weighing in with some interesting odds on the fights and former President Trump, who is scheduled to appear at the card.
Editor’s Note: Odds are accurate at time of posting and are subject to change before event. Visit MyBookie for latest information.
Holyfield vs. Belfort
Over 7.5 rounds – -120
Under 7.5 rounds – -120
Method of Victory
Evander Holyfield By KO, TKO, or DQ – +200
Evander Holyfield By Decision or Technical Decision – +330
Vitor Belfort By KO, TKO, or DQ – +230
Vitor Belfort By Decision or Technical Decision – +335
Draw or Technical Draw – +900
Fight Go the Distance
Yes – -120
No – -120
Who Will bleed First?
Evander Holyfield – -140
Vitor Belfort – +110
There are also some bets available on Trump:
Will Trump mention Joe Biden?
Yes – -300
No – +200
Will Trump mention Kamala Harris?
Yes – +160
No – -200
Will Trump say ‘Fake News’?
Yes – -400
No – +250
Will Trump mention Hillary Clinton?
Yes – -135
No – -105
Will Trump mention Bill Clinton?
Yes – +200
No – -300
Will Trump mention Andrew Cuomo?
Yes – -120
No – -120
Will Trump mention Dr. Anthony Fauci?
Yes – +120
No – -160
Which family will Trump mention more during the broadcast?
The Bidens – -110
The Clintons – +225
The Cuomos – +400
How many times will Trump say “Fake News?’
Over 10.5 – -140
Under 10.5 – +100
How many times will Trump say “China?’
Over 2.5 -150
Under 2.5 +110
Will Trump announce he is running for the 2024 presidency during the broadcast?
Which topic will Trump mention first?
COVID – +100
Afghanistan – +150
9/11 – +200
Border – +300
China – +400
Climate – +550
How Many Times will Trump say ‘Great?’
Over 25.5 -160
Under 25.5 – +120
Will Trump say, “Sleepy Joe”?
Yes – -120
No – -120
What color tie will Trump have on during broadcast?
Solid Red – +100
Solid Blue – +150
Other – +225
Will Melania Trump be shown on the broadcast?
Yes – +1000
No – -4000
Will Trump curse on the broadcast?
Yes – -160
No – +120
Ante up, Ladies and Gentlemen.
Kenai Andrews checks in with his thoughts on the card.
ANDY VENCES (23-2-1, 12 KOs) (-105) VS. JONO CARROLL (19-2-1, 5 KOs) (-125)
Courtesy Switchbox TV.
Andrews: A close fight. Vences is the bigger fighter. He can win if he utilizes the jab the way Maxi Hughes did against Jono, but I’m not sure if he can do that. Carroll is the southpaw, has fought better competition and his footwork and ability to fight on the inside gets him the decision.
Andrews Prediction: Jono Carroll via UD
DAVID HAYE (28-4-0, 26 KOs) (-1600) VS. JOE FOURNIER (9-0-0, 1NC, 9 KOs) (+800)
Andrews: This fight was made over a simple argument between friends. Fournier, a successful English businessman and now boxer will fight the best name so far and at a disadvantage to the experience of his colleague. This is youth vs. experience Haye at 40 years old still has enough to get it done.
Andrews Prediction: David Hayes via UD
TITO ORTIZ (21-12-1, MMA) (+700) VS. ANDERSON SILVA (35-11-0, MMA) (-1000)
Andrews: Silva’s upset win over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. surprised many and I think he has the advantage welcoming the former UFC light heavyweight champion. The weight cut to 195 will take some starch out of Oriz too.
Andrews Prediction: Anderson Silva via UD
EVANDER HOLYFIELD (44-10-2, 1NC, 29 KOs) (+190) VS. VITOR BELFORT (26-14-0, 1NC, MMA) (-235)
Andrews: Holyfield obviously has the experience advantage but he hasn’t fought in over 10 years. Does he have enough left in the tank at 58 to fend off Belfort? I I think the activity of Belfort gets the decision.
Andrews Prediction: Vitor Belfort via UD
Triller Fight Club 2 is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. ET on pay-per-view.
Enjoy the fights.