MMA legends and former UFC Champs Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell will fight for the third time. It was revealed on Monday that the aging, longtime rivals will clash for the third time, and not only that, but it will be promoted by boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya under the Golden Boy MMA banner.
According to ESPN.com, both fighters have signed with Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions for a third fight, tentatively planned for some time later this year.
“I’m proud to announce we’ve signed a deal for the fight between Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz,” De La Hoya said in a statement. “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.”
Chuck Liddell hasn’t competed since 2010 after suffering three consecutive knockouts loses and Tito Ortiz last appeared in the ring back in 2017 where he got a submission victory over Chael Sonnen.