Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Hall of Famer – and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) legends – Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz will enter the cage for the third time (and probably the final) on Thanksgiving weekend in what is expected to be a Golden Age of MMA, “under the Golden Boy Promotions banner by Oscar De La Hoya
Event: Golden Boy 1: “Liddell vs. Ortiz 3 ”
Date: Saturday, November 24, 2018.
Location: The Forum in Inglewood, California
Transmission: Pay-per-view (PPV) at 9 p.m. on FITE.TV
205 pounds: Chuck Liddell (21-8) against Tito Ortiz (19-12-1)
PPV Co-Main Event:
205 pounds: Deron Winn (4-0) against Tom Lawlor (10-6)
PPV main card:
205 pounds: Kenneth Bergh (4-1) against Jorge González (14-4)
Catchweight: Gleison Tibau (29-14) against Efrain Escudero (28-13)
135 pounds: Walel Watson (13-11) against Ricardo Palacios (10-1)
265 pounds: Jay Silva (10-9) vs. Oscar Cota (8-1)
In addition to the trilogy of the main event between former champions Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz, UFC veterans Gleison Tibau and Efrain Escudero will also participate, along with former rivals Kendall Grove and Jay Silva, among others.
Here is the current Golden Boy MMA card and lineup, courtesy of MMA Junkie.
Main payment by vision card:
Chuck Liddell vs Tito Ortiz
Kenneth Berg against Jorge Gonzalez
Gleison Tibau vs. Efrain Escudero
Walel Watson vs Ricardo Palacios
Deron Winn against Tom Lowler
Jay Silva vs Oscar Cota
Albert Morales against 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
The amateur matches:
Isaiah Culpepper against Djavan Coleman
Joshua Kim vs. Geoffrey Thomas
Jonathan Kim against Mauro Gutierrez
Tyler Schafer vs Maria Favela
Julianna Miller vs. Diana Mendoza
As with most combat sporting events, The Forum in Inglewood, California, will likely remain empty during the first half of the show, since most fans do not sit in amateur or “Prelims” matches, depending of the talent involved.
The trilogy fight between Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz is getting closer and closer to reality.
For anyone who still has doubts that this third encounter between the two cage fighting legends is happening, Golden Boy Promotions released an official poster for their first MMA event that will be headed by Liddell vs. Ortiz 3.
Both the former UFC light heavyweight champion, Liddell, 48, and Ortiz, 43, are as risky as ever in the promotional material for this upcoming event that will take place on November 24 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. and live in pay-per-view.
Veteran UFC lightweight veteran Gleison Tibau will also compete on the card in a welterweight bout against an opponent yet to be determined.
Oscar De La Hoya is promising a lot of money for Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz.
The head of Golden Boy Promotions told Luke Thomas on Monday in The MMA Hour that Liddell and Ortiz, both UFC legends and Hall of Famers, will win as much money as they have won in a fight. trilogy. Liddell vs. Ortiz 3 is scheduled for November 24 under the Golden Boy banner at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The card will be issued on pay-per-view.
“The message I want to send here is Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz, this trilogy with this fight that will take place, they will win the most money they have made in their entire career,” said De La Hoya. “It’s amazing, it really surprises me a lot, because I would have thought with Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell, with two names like that, they would have earned a lot more money in their careers.”
Liddell and Ortiz told MMA Fighting on Tuesday at a press briefing at Kings MMA in West Hollywood, Calif., That both could make the most of it. But that depends on how well the pay per view will be sold.
Liddell vs. Ortiz 3 will be available for $ 49.99. That cost has been the subject of some criticism from the fans, who have complained about a relatively thin card and that Liddell and Ortiz have exceeded their maximum number of athletes. Liddell is 48 years old and has not fought since 2010. Ortiz fought in 2017, but he is 43 years old.
De La Hoya, however, believes that almost $ 50 is the correct value for the pay-per-event event.
“Lately we’ve been organizing fights at a price of around $ 80, $ 75, $ 69,” said De La Hoya. “We’re going to give the fans a break here, we’re going to give the fans a break and not load up those crazy numbers, so we came up with that price point, which I think is perfect, you can see great and great matches with the headliner as an excellent trilogy, and I think this fight can obviously go in any direction.
“Tito Ortiz looks great and Chuck Liddell, I call him” Chucky “because he keeps coming in. This guy is in an incredible way, incredible, I think the price is perfect, people are responding very well. he’s going to make big, big numbers. ”
De La Hoya is 45 years old, three years younger than Liddell. But he said he does not believe Liddell is at an inherent disadvantage and that “The Iceman” has passed all necessary medical examinations administered by the California State Sports Commission (CSAC).
“At the moment, if I train a couple of months, three months, I can go for 10 rounds,” said De La Hoya. “I can go there with the best, that would not be a problem, but I would have to be disciplined and dedicated, to concentrate on that by 1000 percent and it would not be a problem, why limit yourself to age?
The main thing that De La Hoya wants to underline with this event is that Liddell and Ortiz will share the money obtained from pay per view, in what is a kind of opportunity in UFC.
“I am a promoter who loves to share all the income and income we receive, we will share it,” said De La Hoya. “It’s not about the promoter, it’s about the wrestlers, and that’s exactly why, for example, Golden Boy Promotions has been very successful, because we treat our wrestlers the way they should be treated. that these events happen, this is a great sign that, look, we are letting Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell participate in the pay-per-view income from top to bottom, which can earn tons of money. done in their careers.