Chuck Liddell-Tito Ortiz Trilogy Bout Official for Nov. 24 on Pay-Per-View

By Tristen Critchfield Aug 29, 2018


Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz have an official date and venue for their third fight.

Liddell revealed Wednesday on Larry King Now that the trilogy bout will take place on Nov. 24 at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Liddell and Ortiz will square off on pay-per-view under the Golden Boy Promotions banner, which is headed by boxing great Oscar De La Hoya.

The cost for Golden Boy’s first MMA event has not yet been determined. De La Hoya told ESPN that the bout will be more financially beneficial for both Liddell and Ortiz than the usual MMA model.

"I'm becoming a promoter in MMA for the same reason I became a promoter in boxing," De La Hoya said. "I'm sick and tired of these fighters coming up to me and saying they get paid crap.

"I can't get into the specifics of these deals, but I'll tell you that [Liddell and Ortiz] will be making a hell of a lot more money than they have with anybody else. They'll participate in revenue from PPV, gate and everything else that comes in. This will be the most lucrative fight of their careers.”

Liddell, 48, retired from MMA in 2010 after losing five of his last six UFC appearances. He accepted an executive position with the Las Vegas-based promotion but was let go after WME-IMG bought the UFC in 2016.

Ortiz, meanwhile, has competed more recently. After retiring from the UFC in 2012, he made a comeback with Bellator MMA and won three of four bouts from 2014 to 2017. The 43-year-old last appeared at Bellator 170, where he tapped out Chael Sonnen with a rear-naked choke 2:03 into the opening stanza.

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