Ortiz-Liddell Near License For Trilogy
Over a decade since they had their last fight, and a decade since Chuck Liddell’s last fight, he and Tito Ortiz are one step closer to getting licenses from the California State Athletic Commission to compete in a trilogy fight this fall.
The fight, promoted by Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy MMA promotion, is getting closer to a reality this week according to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto.
The California State Athletic Commission is in the final process of approving fighter licenses to Chuck Liddell (48) and Tito Ortiz (43). Could be wrapped up by today, I’m told. Clears the way for a third fight, promoted by Golden Boy.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) August 27, 2018
While Liddell has not fought since a knockout loss in 2010, he holds a 2-0 edge against Ortiz, who last fought under the Bellator banner getting a submission victory against Chael Sonnen at Bellator 170.
De La Hoya has already applied for the event with the commission, with it taking place on Pay Per View on November 24th from the Forum in Inglewood, California. Per Bloody Elbow, the card will exclusively involve MMA fighters.
Initial Report: Bloody Elbow