Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz will rekindle their infamous rivalry in a trilogy bout later this year, under the banner of Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions.
ESPN has confirmed Golden Boy, one of the world’s premier boxing promotions, has signed promotional agreements with Liddell and Ortiz. An official date and location is currently being finalized, and should be announced soon.
It’s official. Chuck Liddell (@ChuckLiddell) and Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz) have signed promotional agreements with Golden Boy (@GoldenBoyBoxing) for a third MMA fight later this year. https://t.co/gtkPkMMNBw
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) July 2, 2018
The pay-per-view event will mark Golden Boy’s first foray into MMA. It will take place nearly 12 years after Liddell knocked out Ortiz in the third round of their second meeting, at UFC 66 in December 2006.
This will be a fight worth watching. Two legends going at it once again. Without these guys the UFC would not be even close to where it’s at today.