Former UFC light heavyweight champions and bitter rivals Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz squared off for the third time tonight in Inglewood, California.
“The Iceman” and “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” originally collided at UFC 47, with Chuck Liddell emerging victorious by way of second-round knockout.
In the pairs second fight at UFC 66, Chuck Liddell would once again prove victorious, this time by way of third-round TKO.
Despite his previous success, Chuck Liddell entered tonight’s contest as the betting underdog.
Tito Ortiz will compete for the first time in nearly two years. Ortiz was last seen in action in January of 2017 submitting Chael Sonnen at Bellator 170.
“The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” has won three of his past four fights overall and will enter tonight’s fight sporting a record of 19-12-1 in MMA.
Meanwhile, Chuck Liddell has not tasted victory since defeating Wanderlei Silva at UFC 79 in December of 2007.
“The Iceman” enters tonight’s main event on a losing skid, his latest being a first-round knockout loss to former middleweight champion Rich Franklin at UFC 115.
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Round one of tonight’s Golden Boy MMA main event begins and Tito presses forward. Chuck Liddell moves backwards and attempts to find his range. Tito Ortiz continues to stalk the Iceman. He lands a right hand and then a low kick. The 48-year-old, Liddell, looks very slow early on. Ortiz misses with an overhand right. Liddell backs up against the cage and Tito tags him with a right hand. Chuck Liddell is out cold. WOW!
Watch the finish below:
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