After months of build-up, Liddell vs. Ortiz 3 finally goes down tonight, with Chuck Liddell and Tito Oritz meeting for the final time.
Oscar De La Hoya’s initial foray into mixed martial arts went down Saturday at The Forum in Los Angeles. For those even remotely aware of the goings-on in the sport, the main event was well known: a third meeting between Chuck Liddell and Tito Oritz, renewing a feud from back in their UFC days. Of course, while Liddell had won both of those fights, finishing Ortiz on both occasions, eight years had passed since Liddell had got in the cage. Eight long years, during which Ortiz had remained active, finishing his career (until Saturday) with Bellator MMA.
The card goes down live on PPV, but you can check the results below as the evening unfolds!
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 9PM ET)
Tito Ortiz def. Chuck Liddell by knockout, Round 1, 4:24
Deron Winn def. Tom Lawlor by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Gleison Tibau def. Efrain Escudero by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Ricky Palacios def. Walel Watson by knockout, Round 1, 3:56
James Barnes def. Alberto Morales by submission (arm-bar), Round 3, 4:09
Jay Silva def. Oscar Cota by technical submission (arm-triangle choke), Round 3, 2:13
PRELIMINARY CARD (7:30PM ET Facebook)
Joseph Henle def. Keith Berry by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1, 1:15
Joshua Jones def. Craig Wilkerson by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Johnny Cisneros def. Dave Terrel by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Fernie Garcia def. Joe Roye by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1, 2:48
Francisco Estrada def. Jose Huerta by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 2, 2:47
AMATEUR BOUTS (6PM ET)
Noah Christy def. Casey Smith by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-28)
Josh Wang Kim def. Johnny Robles by TKO (punches), Round 2, 1:56
Mary Almario def. Tyler Schaefer by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
John Wang Kim def. Mauro Gutierrez by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Julianna Miller def. Sidney Trillo by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)