Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz will meet for a third time, years removed from their first two bouts that helped set the groundwork for the UFC. According to a report by ESPN, the former champions will fight under Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy promotions banner on pay-per-view.
“I’m proud to announce we’ve signed a deal for the fight between Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz,” De La Hoya said. “This will be huge for sports fans around the world. Ortiz and Liddell are two of the most recognized fighters in MMA history. They are legends in the sport. Everyone remembers their rivalry helped put the sport on the map, and we’re excited to host the next and final chapter of this historic rivalry.”
The first meeting took place in 2004, with Liddell scoring a finish. “The Iceman” also won the rematch, defending his light heavyweight title at UFC 66 with a third round knockout.