Trilogy Complete: Chuck Liddell to Battle Tito Ortiz in Final Chapter of Historic Rivalry
TRILOGY COMPLETE: CHUCK LIDDELL TO BATTLE TITO ORTIZ
IN FINAL CHAPTER OF HISTORIC RIVALRY
SATURDAY, NOV. 24 AT LOS ANGELES' 'FABULOUS' FORUM
AND TELEVISED LIVE ON PAY-PER-VIEW
Tickets on Sale Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m PT!
LOS ANGELES (Sept. 11, 2018): The final chapter of most historic rivalry in mixed martial arts history will take place as Chuck Liddell (30-8, 20 KOs) takes on Tito Ortiz (19-12-1, 8 KOs) in a three-round main event on Saturday, Nov. 24 at the "Fabulous" Forum in Inglewood, California. The fight will be presented live on Pay-Per-View beginning at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET.
Liddell was a former kickboxer who became a veritable legend in the sport of MMA. Liddell defended the UFC Light Heavyweight crown four times against the likes of Tito Ortiz, Randy Couture and Jeremy Horn. Liddell, who also has victories against Alistair Overeem and Wanderlei Silva, will return to the cage after eight years to fulfill what he says is his fans’ biggest desire.
“I’ve already knocked him out twice,” said Chuck Liddell. “The only reason we are doing this is because this is the one thing that fans have been asking for a consistent basis, ‘Why don’t you knock him out one more time?’ That’s probably been the nicest way it has been said, and that’s what I’m going to do. It’s very important to be working Golden Boy Promotions as a partner for this event. We are going to set a new precedent with this partnership. I’m going to knock him out one more time and put him to bed.”
Known worldwide as the “Huntington Beach Bad Boy,” Ortiz became one of the first stars of mix martial arts and has faced the likes of Ken Shamrock, Forrest Griffin, Wanderlei Silva, Vitor Belfort and Ryan Bader. Ortiz held the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship for three years and is considered one of the most important figures the sport has ever had. Ortiz will return after first-round submission victory against Chael Sonnen in January 2017, and will look to return to Inglewood, Calif. to finish a rivalry what was started several years ago.
“It’s extremely important that I finish this the way I want to,” said Tito Ortiz. “Liddell was my friend. He says he’s not my friend, well great. We’re enemies, and that’s just the way it is. Now it’s time for fans to buy this pay-per-view to watch one of the best fights of my career. Chuck will come in thinking he can knock me out. He’ll come in swinging for the fences, but I’ll knock his ass out. Oscar De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions has stepped up to give fans what they want after 25 years of mixed martial arts. To be a partner in such a big promotion has always been my dream.”
“This event will be huge for sports fans around the world,” said Oscar De La Hoya, CEO and Chairman of Golden Boy Promotions. “Liddell and Ortiz are two of the most recognized fighters in mixed martial arts history. They are legends in the sport. Everyone remembers that their rivalry helped put the sport on the map, and we’re excited to host the next and final chapter of this historic rivalry.”
The undercard of this event will be fully stacked with competitive mixed martial arts bouts. Details will be announced shortly.
Liddell vs. Ortiz 3 is a three-round light heavyweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The fights will take place on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 at the 'Fabulous' Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The fight will be presented live on Pay-Per-View beginning at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET.
Tickets for Liddell vs. Ortiz 3 go on sale Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 at 10:00 am PT. Tickets are priced at $30, $50, $100, $150, $300, $500 and Ringside VIP $1,000. (Limited Number Ringside VIP Available Access To The Forum Club Included) Prices do not include applicable facility fees and service charges, with a total ticket limit of 12 per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets will also be available for purchase at www.fabulousforum.com or www.ticketmaster.com, and also at the Forum Box Office.
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