Undercard revealed for Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz 3, multiple UFC veterans included

Chuck Liddell

Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions has announced the planned lineup for its first MMA event. The card, which goes down in Inglewood, California on November 24, will be headlined by a trilogy fight between UFC Hall of Famers Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz. The undercard will feature several other UFC veterans, such as Gleison Tibau, Efrain Escudero, Kendall Grove, Albert Morales, Jay Silva and Walel Watson.

Here’s the proposed lineup for Golden Boy Promotions’ inaugural MMA event (obtained by MMAjunkie):

Pay-per-view main card:

  • Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz 3 – Main Event
  • Kenneth Berg vs. Jorge Gonzalez
  • Gleison Tibau vs. Efrain Escudero
  • Walel Watson vs. Ricardo Palacios
  • Deron Winn vs. Tom Lowler
  • Jay Silva vs. Oscar Cota

Swing bouts:

  • Albert Morales vs. Cleber Luciano
    Jose Huerta vs. Fernie Garcia
  • Kendall Grove vs. Andre Walker
  • Dave Terrel vs. Johnny Cisneros
  • Craig Wilkerson vs. Joshua Jones
  • Weston Wilson vs. Mike Segura

Amateur bouts:

  • Isaiah Culpepper vs. Djavan Coleman
  • Joshua Kim vs. Geoffrey Thomas
  • Jonathan Kim vs. Mauro Gutierrez
  • Tyler Schafer vs. Maria Favela
  • Julianna Miller vs. Diana Mendoza

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.

Liddell and Ortiz have fought twice before. Liddell won both encounters by stoppage.

What do you think of the undercard for Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz 3?

This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 10/15/2018.