Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz’s polarizing trilogy fight is official. Whether you’re on board with the plan, or vehemently against it, it’s happening this November 24 at The Forum in Los Angeles. That’s thanks to boxing promoter Oscar De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions, who will use this fight as a segue into the world of MMA.
In anticipation of this event, which is sure to be a big one — whether its for the right reasons or not — Golden Boy Promotions has released an official event poster for it. This poster is most definitely a throwback, as it looks like it could just as easily be from an early-2000s UFC card.
See it below.
— Golden Boy Boxing (@GoldenBoyBoxing) September 12, 2018
The 48-year-old Chuck Liddell has not fought since June of 2010, when he was knocked out by Rich Franklin in what was supposed to be his final fight. In his next most recent fights, Liddell was knocked out by Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Rashad Evans, both of whom went on to become UFC light heavyweight champions. Chuck Liddell, who holds wins over Wanderlei Silva, Ortiz (twice), Randy Couture (twice), Renato “Babalu” Sobral (twice), Alistair Overeem, Murilo Bustamante, Kevin Randleman and many others, is 21-8 overall.
The 43-year-old Tito Ortiz, meanwhile, has been active much more recently. His last fight occurred in January of 2017, when scored a first-round submission of Chael Sonnen in a bout that he claimed would be his last. In his next most recent fight, he was submitted by then Bellator light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary. This loss was preceded by consecutive wins over Alexander Shlemenko and Stephan Bonnar. Tito Ortiz, who has bested fighters like Ryan Bader, Ken Shamrock (three times), Evan Tanner, Wanderlei Silva, and Guy Mezger, is 19-12-1 overall.
Who do you thinks wins this Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz trilogy fight? What do you think of the official poster for the event? Join the conversation in the comments section below.
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 9/13/2018.