Two MMA legends will throw down on Nov. 24 when Chuck
Liddell, 48, faces off against Tito Ortiz, 43,
for a third fight, this time under the Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden
Boy Promotions. The poster for the event has been released by
Golden Boy Promotions through its official Twitter account.
The two pioneers of the sport have met twice already. At UFC 47 in
2004, Liddell put on a sprawl-and-brawl performance for the ages,
turning aside the takedown attempts of his one-time training
partner and lighting him up with strikes on the way to a
second-round knockout. The second encounter between the pair
occurred in 2006 at UFC 66 while Liddell was the reigning
Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight champion. On
that night Ortiz fared a little better, but it ended the same with
Liddell stringing together a combo of punches and dropping “The
Huntington Beach Bad Boy” in the third round.
Both men have come out of retirement for this fight -- while Ortiz
fought as recently as last June, Liddell retired in 2010 on the
heels of three straight knockout losses -- and will be looking for
a win to close out the trilogy.