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Luis Ortiz vs. Charles Martin live results, updates, highlights

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Luis Ortiz vs. Charles Martin live results, updates, highlights

Ring in 2022 with heavyweight action, as Luis Ortiz and Charles Martin fight for glory and a potential title opportunity. The two heavyweights will be fighting one another inside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL. This card will feature a number of heavyweights looking to impress right away. 

Ortiz, a former title contender, made his pro debut in 2010 and at one point had 12 fights in a row end via some form of knockout. Facing Deontay Wilder twice for the WBC Heavyweight Title, Ortiz looked strong until he was knocked out in the later rounds both times. He is looking to increase his win streak to two after his last fight, a KO win against Alexander Flores in November 2020.

Martin, a former IBF Heavyweight Champion, is 5-1 in his last six fights and is on a three-fight win streak. His last win was via TKO against Gerald Washington in February 2020. A win against Ortiz could propel him back to title contention and avenge a loss he had against the now-former champion Anthony Joshua. 

Sporting News is tracking live updates and highlights from the Ortiz v. Martin fight card. 

6:30 p.m. – Duno started landing body shots, running after Martin in the fourth. Martin landed a few good shots with Bruno by the ropes, and knocked him down with a huge left. A counter left drops Duno again, and the referee stops the fight. 

6:15 p.m. – Up next on the TV portion of the card is Frank Martin vs. Romero Duno. Martin was defensively sound to start the first round while also landing big body shots. Duno landed a reaching jab in round two. Martin landed multiple combinations that broke through the defense of Duno, who is now swinging wildly. 

6 p.m. – In the seventh Pero landed a shot below the belt that halted the action. As Bruzon went for the uppercut, Pero landed a shot that pushed him back. Both started smothering one another to start round eight, and they eventually had to be pulled away from one another. Pero landed vicious shots but the fight ended before he could gain any true momentum. What he did, however, was enough to get the win. 

5:50 p.m. – Round three was all Bruzon as he attacked the body. He landed counter uppercuts, but that didn’t stopped Pero, who is playing it close to the vest. Bruzon started bleeing from the mouth in round four following a brutal hook by Pero. Pero’s shots continued to land as each blow hurt Bruzon. By round six Pero appears to be slowing down, but his punches are still connecting. 

5:30 p.m. – Pero was the aggressor to start the fight, landing uppercuts, quick jabs, and body shots. He then landed counter punches as Bruzon tries to find an advantage. Bruzon lands a jab but Pero comes back with a big hook across the chin. Backing Pero in the corner, Bruzon starts to swing away. Body shots by both land as they try and tire the other one out. 

5:20 p.m. – We are live following a delay in the FOX broadcast. Already in the ring are Geovany Bruzon and Lenier Pero to kick things off before the main card. 

Luis Ortiz vs. Charles Martin start time

Date: Saturday, Jan. 1

Time: Prelims: 5 p.m. ET; PPV main card, 8 p.m. ET

The main card for Ortiz vs. Martin is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ET, with the two fighters expected to enter the ring around 11:15 p.m. ET. The timing of the main event could change depending on the length of the undercard fights. The prelims are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. ET on Fox. 

MORE: Ortiz vs. Martin date, start time, odds, PPV schedule & card

How to watch Luis Ortiz vs. Charles Martin

U.S.: Fox NOW app, FITE.tv and FoxSports.com

Fox PPV/FITE.tv price: $39.99

The Ortiz vs. Martin pay-per-view main card is available in and out of the U.S. on the Fox NOW app, FITE.tv and FoxSports.com. The PPV portion of the event will begin at 8 p.m. ET. The earlier fights, however, are viewable live on FOX around 5 p.m. ET. Ortiz vs. Martin will cost fight fans a generous $39.99.

Ortiz vs. Martin fight card

Main card

  • Luis Ortiz vs. Charles Martin; heavyweights
  • Frank Sanchez vs. Carlos Negron; heavyweights
  • Jonnie Rice vs. Michael Coffiel; heavyweights
  • Gerald Washington vs. Ali Eren Demireze; heavyweights
  • Viktor Faust vs. Iago Kiladze; heavyweights

Prelims

  • Frank Martin def. Romero Duno via TKO (2:54 into round four) 
  • Lenier Pero def. Geovany Bruzon via unanimous decision (78-74, 78-74, 77-75)

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