Anderson Silva, Floyd Mayweather land substantial knockdowns in Abu Dhabi
In an function that nearly didn’t happen, UFC legend Anderson Silva and retired boxing fantastic Floyd Mayweather scored substantial knockdowns top to amazing exhibition bout victories in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.
To begin with slated to take location on a rooftop helipad, Mayweather’s Unity Boxing Occasion was nixed from Dubai inside days of the scheduled date. But like they did for the UFC for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, Abu Dhabi stepped up and gave Mayweather and Silva a venue to hold their respective boxing exhibitions. The fights took location on Saturday at Etihad Arena on Yas Island.
Floyd Mayweather dominates and drops Don Moore
Mayweather went all eight rounds with his former sparring partner, Don Moore, but dominated just about the entire fight. He genuinely stepped it up in the ultimate spherical, sending Moore to a knee with a left hook to the body. Mayweather, nonetheless, couldn’t shut out the demonstrate in his 3rd exhibition bout.
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Anderson Silva sends Bruno Machida to the canvas
Like Mayweather, the former UFC middleweight champion had to go the distance with his opponent. But also like the boxing legend, Silva sent Bruno Machida crashing to the canvas en route to an eight-round domination, irrespective of Silva currently being 47 yrs of age.
It has been a 12 months-and-a-fifty percent since Silva still left the octagon in the rearview mirror. He shut out his UFC tenure shedding 7 of his remaining 10 bouts. Given that then, he has gained boxing matches from Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Tito Ortiz, in addition to Saturday’s exhibition victory over Machida.
Though Silva’s UFC job did not stop on the optimum of notes, he is even now remembered as a person of the biggest fighters of all time. He after lorded in excess of the middleweight division, profitable numerous put up-battle bonuses for Combat of the Night and Knockout of the Evening, as very well as setting numerous UFC records that will be tricky for any person to surpass.
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