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Belfort has spent the last few weeks preparing for a showdown with Oscar De La Hoya, however, those plans were thwarted when the 'Golden Boy' tested positive for coronavirus.
Will Holyfield's experience in the ring prove to be vital or will Belfort ensure his switch to boxing is a successful one against his older adversary?
Ahead of the fight, we take a look at what should be a thrilling fight and everything we know about it so far.
Evander Holyfield vs Vitor Belfort takes place on Saturday, September 11.
The fight is the main event at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Florida.
It is expected the ring walk times for Holyfield vs Belfort will be around 4am BST, with the David Haye vs Joe Fournier fight on just before at 3am.
Evander Holyfield and Vitor Belfort face off 👀pic.twitter.com/V30V61sqNT— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) September 9, 2021
You'll currently be able to watch live on FITE.TV.
The streaming only service will provide the undercard and main event for £9.99 in the UK.
🥊 EVANDER HOLYFIELD RETURNS TO THE RING ON SEPT. 11, LIVE FROM HARD ROCK LIVE AT SEMINOLE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO HOLLYWOOD— FITE (@FiteTV) September 7, 2021
👀 #THEREALDEAL @holyfield TO FIGHT #UFC LEGEND #ThePhenom @vitorbelfort
🎶 PLUS, LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCES
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Evander Holyfield is 7/4 to win the fight, while Vitor Belfort is the favourite priced at 1/2. A draw is priced at 10/1. Expect odds to change leading up to fight night.
Belfort, a former UFC light heavyweight champion, hasn’t competed since a 2018 loss in the UFC.
Essentially, Holyfield is fighting someone not far removed from the highest levels of elite combat sports, with Belfort a proven power puncher within the MMA scene.
As a result of just that, we're backing Belfort to finish this fight with a TKO, especially given Holyfield's age.