When the third bout between UFC Hall of Famers Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz was announced for Golden Boy Promotions, many speculated what type of undercard the event would include, along with the price tag that it would carry.
The November 24 show at The Forum in Inglewood, California will mark the first time Liddell has competed professionally in mixed martial arts since he retired more than eight years ago in June 2010. That was after suffering three consecutive losses and being urged by UFC President Dana White to take a seat and walk away from competition.
Ortiz on the other hand, is coming off a first round submission win over Chael Sonnen at Bellator 170 in January 2017.
Even though Liddell holds two big wins over Ortiz, sports bookies at Canada Sports Betting are uncertain that lightning will strike a third time.
While Golden Boy’s Oscar De La Hoya may see visions of dollars signs in his head by booking a trilogy bout between the two rivals, a strong supporting fight card might help back up his thought process.
Unfortunately the proposed card, leaves much to be desired for the casual mixed martial arts fan.
In the light heavyweight co-main event, Kenneth Bergh (6-0) fights Jorge Gonzalez (14-3).
A 160-pound catchweight bout between UFC veterans Gleison Tibau (33-14) and Efrain Escudero (30-13) will take place on the pay-per-view main card, which also features a featherweight bout between Walel Watson (13-8) and Ricardo Palacios (10-1), and a heavyweight bout between Jay Silva (11-12-1) and Oscar Cota (10-1).
According to a report from MMAFighting, “the remainder of the card is composed of swing bouts (fights that will only be included if the schedule accommodates) and amateur bouts.”
See below for Chuck Liddell vs Tito Ortiz 3 fight card:
PPV Main Card
Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz
Kenneth Bergh vs. Jorge Gonzalez
Gleison Tibau vs. Efrain Escudero
Walel Watson vs. Ricardo Palacios
Deron Winn vs. Tom Lawlor
Jay Silva vs. Oscar Cota
Albert Morales vs. Cleber Luciano
Jose Huerta vs. Fernie Garcia
Kendall Grove vs. Andre Walker
Dave Terrel vs. Johnny Cisneros
Craig Wilkerson vs. Joshua Jones
Westin Wilson vs. Mike Segura
Isaiah Culpepper vs. Djavan Coleman
Joshua Kim vs. Geoffrey Thomas
Jonathan Kim vs. Mauro Gutierrez
Tyler Schafer vs. Maria Favela
Julianna Miller vs. Diana Mendoza
The cost of the pay-per-view on FITE TV is $49.99.
What are the odds that Liddell gets the job done next month in Inglewood?