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Chavez Jr. vs. Silva Results: Live updates of the undercard and main event

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Anderson Silva and woman posing for a picture: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Anderson Silva will clash at the Tribute to Kings event Saturday. © Chris Farina/ChrisFarina.com Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Anderson Silva will clash at the Tribute to Kings event Saturday.

MMA Fighting has Chavez Jr. vs. Silva results live for the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Anderson Silva fight card at Jalisco Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico on Saturday night.

When the main event begins, around 11 p.m. ET, check out our Chavez Jr. vs. Silva live round-by-round updates for our live blog. Prior to the main event, we’ll have live updates and results on all the undercard fights below.

Check out the Chavez Jr. vs. Silva undercard live blog for the pay-per-view portion that will begin at 9 p.m. ET.

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Our first bout is underway as Kevin Torres takes on Jorge Melendez in the undercard opener.

Kevin Torres vs. Jorge Melendez

Round 1: Torres with a hook to the body. Melendez flicking that jab out, but he gets wobbled by a stiff jab from Torres. Torres pushing forward, keeping those hands high as Melendez continues to jab. Torres to the body, then a high left hook. Melendez bangs one to the body. Check hook by Melendez. Torres fires an accurate jab down the middle. They exchange jabs. Torres with a slight edge in the jab battle so far. Torres misses and Melendez makes him pay with a counter on the button, Torres stumbles and there’s a standing count just before the end of the round.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-8, Melendez.

Round 2: Torres looks recovered, but they’re trading. Melendez mixes in some body work with a few haymakers up top. Both men firing in the pocket. Clean jab by Melendez, Torres with a left uppercut to the body. Torres really targeting that area. Melendez’s nose bleeding after he takes a clean jab. Torres finding that rhythm again. Melendez cracks him with an uppercut. Melendez headhunting, but Torres’ defense looks good. He throws back and opens up a cut over Melendez’s eye. Torres with a quick three-punch combination. Torres lands as Melendez chases him.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Torres. Overall, 19-18 Melendez.

Round 3: Melendez coming straight forward. Torres goes head-body-head. Melendez having some difficulty getting past Torres’ jab now. Straight right lands for Melendez. Torres goes to the body, but eats another good right hand. Torres slipping punches as he goes back to the body. Melendez really looking for a KO shot, Torres sticking and moving. Melendez with good body work, Torres answers in kind with a left hook right to the mid-section. Counter left catches Melendez right on the chin. Torres counters as Melendez marches forward.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Torres. Overall, 28-28.

Round 4: Torres ripping the body, Melendez pushing the pace again. He’s not giving Torres much room to breathe. Sharp uppercut by Melendez on the inside. Torres doubles up on the jab. Melendez back to the body. Melendez pushing Torres back with uppercuts, Torres hits Melendez with a hook. Melendez scores high-low. Lead left hook by Melendez.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Melendez. Overall, 38-37 Melendez.

Round 5: Torres with the jab. He makes Melendez miss and lands a counter. Melendez avoiding Torres’ power shots. Torres continues to circle and counter. Melendez backs Torres up to the ropes. Nice punches to the body by Melendez. Torres on the defensive for much of round five.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Melendez. Overall, 48-46 Melendez.

Round 6: Torres ducks a punch and hits a counter hook. Torres jab to the body. Melendez hits the body and whiffs a head shot. He goes back to the body and scores. Torres backed up to the ropes as Melendez fires away. Torres scoring too as they brawl. The body shot is really paying off for Melendez. He’s keeping a high pace with 30 seconds left in the round. Melendez bullying Torres to close it out.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Melendez. Overall, 58-55 Melendez.

Round 7: Melendez looking to beat Torres to the punch, but he walks into a right hand. Another good right hand lands for Torres off of a clinch. Quick combo by Torres. Torres jabs, Melendez walks through it and throws straight punches. Melendez to the body, Torres makes him pay with another right. Torres countering well in the seventh, Melendez pressuring. Torres hits hard to the body. Fast hands by Torres.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Torres. Overall, 67-65 Melendez.

Round 8: Melendez with a hook to the body. Torres getting busy with his jab again, Melendez smothers him and throws short hooks to the body. Melendez letting the hands go up top, Torres sneaks in a counter. Melendez rifles two to the body and follows with an uppercut. They exchange hooks and uppercuts. Melendez gets through with a hard left. Torres scores with a right to the head. Melendez stringing shots together, but Torres zings him with a 1-2. Melendez not stopping. he stings Torres to the body. Melendez nods for Torres to bring it on as the fight comes to a close.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Melendez. Overall, 77-74 Melendez.

Official result: Jorge Melendez def. Kevin Torres via unanimous decision (77-75, 77-74, 76-74)

Damian Sosa vs. Abel Mina

Round 1: Both men working from range to start. Mina lands a good jab. Sosa doubles up and throws one to the body. He’s staying just out of the range of Mina’s jab. Sosa having difficulty getting in range to land himself though. Mina sticking with the jab as he circles. Check left hook by Mina, then a 1-2 and he steps back out of range. Sosa wants to bully hiim, but can’t connect.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Mina.

Round 2: Sosa having to take chances to get in, he scores but Mina lands some power shots in the exchange as well. A 1-1-2 connects for Mina. Sosa has his hands low and he takes a straight right across the chin. Ouch, low shot lands and Sosa needs a second. He doesn’t seem too affected. Mina lands a counter left hook, then a straight right. One-way traffic for Mina through two rounds.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Mina. Overall, 20-18 Mina.

Round 3: Sosa just flicking out straight punches, but he can’t close the distance effectively. Mina letting Sosa paw at him before returning fire. Mina tags an advancing Sosa with a 1-2. Another 1-2 and Sosa catches nothing but air as he counters. Mina to the body, Sosa sneaks in a quick uppercut. Mina lands another good right hand to the chin as he advances.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Mina. Overall, 30-27 Mina.


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Round 4: Mina’s jab is working. Sosa looking to make this one ugly, he just marches forward and zings a few punches to the body. Jab by Mina. Mina gets a straight right past Sosa’s defenses. Nicely timed uppercut scores for Mina, Sosa walks right into a jab. Lead left hook for Mina, followed by a right. They exchange jabs. Mina with another right hand up top as Sosa rushes in.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Mina. Overall, 40-36 Mina.

Round 5: Mina comfortable sticking with the jab to start the fifth. Sosa fighting with some urgency. Mina keeping his hands high and blocking much of Sosa’s output. Mina lands a body shout around Sosa’s defenses. Sosa with a left hook as he gets in and out. Sosa at least staying close and attacking the body, even with Mina defending. Mina answers with a clean left hook to the body. Two crisp counters catch Sosa before the end of the round.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Mina. Overall, 50-45 Mina.

Round 6: Mina staying calm even as Sosa continues to fight with urgency. Sosa to the body, Mina quick to get back out of range. Mina pops Sosa’s head back with a left hand. Mina scores with a 1-2. His right hand backs Sosa up again. Sosa eats an uppercut. Mina controlling the distance perfectly. Straight right hits Sosa, then a right uppercut. Mina keeps landing on the advancing Sosa.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Mina. Overall, 60-54 Mina.

Round 7: Mina refuses to let Sosa corner him. He clips Sosa with a right hand. Another right hand lands over the top for Mina. Mina a little unsure on the feet for a second, it looks like there’s a particular section of the mat that’s tripping him up. Right uppercut by Mina. Sosa backs Mina to the ropes and goes to the body. Sosa eats another uppercut. There’s a good left hand by Sosa. He wants to make this ugly.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Mina. Overall, 70-63 Mina.

Round 8: Sosa on the hunt. He lands a good left hook as Mina circles out. Mina pops him with a jab. Mina keeping the hands up as Sosa cuts off the ring and throws to the body. Mina makes Sosa miss and scores. Mina has slowed down, but is still accurate. We have a brief break to fix the tape on Sosa’s glove. Mina sticking with counters as Sosa swings big to close the eighth.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Mina. Overall, 80-72 Mina.

Round 9: Sosa looks to be fresher as we head to the final two rounds. He takes a right hand, but is staying on the hunt. Sosa slinging a lot of wild punches though. Now it’s Mina missing. Sosa with a looping right. Mina clinching to slow Sosa. Three-punch combo lands for Mina. Sosa just throwing stuff out there.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Sosa. Overall, 89-82 Mina.

Round 10: Mona cracks Sosa with a hard right hand. Sosa unbothered, he walks forward, brief pause in the action after Mina takes a low blow. Mina looking a little wild now. We’re entering dogfight territory. Sosa lands a body shot. He takes another uppercut as he walks Mina down. Counter left on the button for Mina. Hell of a chin on Sosa. They trade with 30 seconds to go, Mina leans on Sosa to kill some time. Sosa wants to engage but he runs out of time.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Mina. Overall, 99-91 Mina.

Official result: Damian Sosa def. Abel Mina via split decision (94-96, 96-94, 95-94)

Omar Chavez vs. Ramon Alvarez 3

Round 1: Chavez with a good uppercut. Alvarez hits a jab. Alvarez throwing out some heavy stuff, but it doesn’t connect. Alvarez paws with the jab, Chavez ventures in, but gets out of there and lands a jab. Alvarez answers with a good job. Alvarez steps into a straight right from Chavez. Alvarez has Chavez against the ropes, but can’t land a big shot. Glancing right by Alvarez. Left hook from Alvarez and Chavez slips. He gets a moment to fix his mouthpiece. Alvarez whiffs on a big punch.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Chavez.

Round 2: Alvarez pumps the jab to close the distance. Chavez has the longer jab and he’s content to sit on the outside for now. Chavez wants to go body, but he steps into a counter jab. Straight right for Alvarez. Chavez working the jab still. Alvarez blocks a pair of uppercuts and fires back. Chavez complains of a low blow, but there’s no break by the ref. Chavez presses the advantage. Nice right by Alvarez. Left hook scores for Alvarez. They trade hooks. Alvarez with two good punches to the body. Chavez snaps out a jab. They exchange hooks and Chavez has to flinch as Alvarez nearly throws a punch after the bell.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Alvarez. Overall, 19-19.

Round 3: Neither boxer able to sustain much offense so far. Alvarez with the pressure, two right hands score for him. Chavez hits Alvarez with one of his own. Alvarez aggressive. he sneaks in a left hook, then a jab. Right hand from Alvarez, Chavez answers, but Alvarez wins the exchange. Left uppercut scores for Chavez, so he goes to it again. Chavez to the body. Alvarez probing with the jab, then follows with a right hand. Alvarez goes body-head.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Alvarez. Overall, 29-28 Alvarez.

Round 4: Right hand scores for Alvarez. He’s loading up bombs in the fourth. Chavez to the body. Chavez getting backed up and not countering, Alvarez targets the body. Chavez lands a good one to the chin, Chavez working through it. Chavez gets inside with an uppercut. Left hook to the chin for Chavez. Straight right by Chavez, Alvarez counters with a body shot. Right hook by Chavez. They exchange and Alvarez has opened up a sizeable cut by Chavez’s right eye.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Alvarez. Overall, 39-37 Alvarez.

Round 5: Alvarez smells blood... literally. Chavez looking to re-establish range, but Alvarez doesn’t seem to respect him right now. Alvarez to the body. Chavez with a check hook. Chavez misses with an uppercut and eats a left hook. Pause in the action as the referee wants Chavez’s cut checked out. All good. Alvarez fires the left hook at the wounded side of Chavez’s face. Alvarez mixing it up with the jab and then a right hand. Left hook right on the button for Alvarez. Alvarez getting busy as we go to the sixth.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Alvarez. Overall, 49-46 Alvarez.

Round 6: Chavez conceding the space to a stalking Alvarez. Another left hook lands for Alvarez, followed by a 1-1-2. Chavez goes to the body. Alvarez stings Chavez with a couple of lefts. Hard left backs Chavez up. Straight right to the body by Alvarez gets through. Chavez hits him with a clean right. Then another. Alvarez unbothered. Right uppercut by Chavez. More bombs from Alvarez. Chavez wants to box but Alvarez is just rushing him right now. They pause to clean Chavez’s cut. Ten seconds left in the sixth and they exchange once more.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Alvarez. Overall, 59-55 Alvarez.

Round 7: Alvarez pumps the jab in Chavez’s face. He’s just bouncing his lead hand off of Chavez’s forehead. Big right hand by Chavez lands, then a left hook. Overhand right for Chavez. Right hand backs Chavez way up. Alvarez has him on the ropes, but Chavez punches his way out. Alvarez continuing to target the cut. Chavez to the body. Huge right on the chin by Chavez. Alvarez wants him to bring it on.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Chavez. Overall, 68-65 Alvarez.

Round 8: Alvarez jabbing. Chavez with little output through the first minute of the final round. Alvarez batters Chavez against the ropes, Chavez defending without countering. Alvarez with a pushing punch to the body. Short uppercut by Alvarez. Right hand by Alvarez, then a body blow. Chavez lands a right.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Alvarez. Overall, 78-74 Alvarez.

Official result: Ramon Alvarez def. Omar Chavez via unanimous decision (80-73, 80-73, 79-73)

The Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. vs. Hector Camacho Jr. exhibition bout will take place after the Anderson Silva vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. bout. This bout will not have judges, but can end via knockout.

Camacho out first.

And now, Chavez coming out for what is expected to be his last-ever boxing match.

Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. vs. Hector Camacho Jr.

Round 1: Chavez walks Camacho down, Camacho with some probing punches to keep Chavez at bay. Straight right lands for Chavez. Camacho tags Chavez with a jab. Chavez goes to the body. Chavez left hook to the body. He’s focusing on that area. They trade heavy leather in the corner as round one comes to a close.

MMA Fighting scores the round, 10-9 Camacho.

Round 2: Camacho with a lot of movement, but he circles into a left hook from Chavez. Camacho with a quick flurry after a clinch break, Chavez picks up his output. Chavez with the body shot, Camacho answers with a right hook. Chavez firing away with Camacho in the corner. Camacho gets out of there. Camacho with a 1-2 down the pipe. Clean lead right scores for Chavez. He lands another one. Chavez getting busy with Camacho on the ropes. Chavez punches his way out. Nice closing flurry by Chavez. Late shot by Chavez after the bell, but they defuse the situation quickly.

MMA Fighting scores the round, 10-9 Chavez. Overall, 19-19.

Round 3: Chavez immediately attacks the body. Camacho answers with a left hand up high as Chavez advances. Chavez with some dirty boxing, he’s not letting Camacho tie him up. Chavez with a flurry to the body, then a left hook to the head. Camacho pops Chavez with a jab. Chavez with nice body work as he keeps Camacho on the ropes. Camacho with a counter left and a counter right. He’s firing back, but Chavez is smothering him. Chavez with a pair of hard right hooks. More chippiness after the bell. Chavez takes his head gear off and Camacho does too. Uh oh.

MMA Fighting scores the round, 10-9 Chavez. Overall, 29-28 Chavez.

Round 4: Cooler heads prevail and the gear is back on. Now Canelo Alvarez is in the ring as a guest cornerman. What is going on?

Camacho headhunting to start the fourth. He’s pumping up the crowd. They trade punches in the clinch. Right hand for Chavez, Camacho complaining of a punch to the back of his head. He walks it off. Chavez has Camacho in the corner and he’s leaving it all out there. So is Camacho. Big left down the middle for Camacho. Chavez ripping the body. They clinch up and Camacho doesn’t want to let go of the ropes. They separate and Chavez marches forward, they’re landing hard punches. More shots after the bell from both boxers this time.

MMA Fighting scores the round, 10-9 Camacho. Overall, 38-38.

Official result: With no judges, this exhibition has no announced winner.

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