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Liddell is 48 and has not fought competitively since a knockout defeat to Rich Franklin in 2010, while Ortiz, 43, last competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2012 but has remained somewhat active in the Bellator organization.
However, the pair are iconic symbols of MMA’s early years and played a role in its rise from an under-the-radar and largely unregulated discipline to a major national and international sport.
Ortiz was asked by Frank Mir if beating his greatest rival would signal the end to his storied career. Ortiz last competed in January 2017, submitting Chael Sonnen in the first round.
Can the 43-year-old Ortiz finally get the victory he desires or does the 48-year-old Liddell turn back the clock and show he still has more to offer? Lawlor by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Tito Ortiz wanted to beat Chuck Liddell more than anything. The third time proved to be the charm, as two vicious right hands sent Liddell crumbling to the canvas, sealing Ortiz's win by TKO at of the first round of the first event promoted by Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy MMA.
"You're not taking eight years off, coming back in my cage and trying to stop me," Ortiz said during his postfight interview. "MORE: Join DAZN and watch more than 80 fight nights a year Something seemed off with Liddell as he appeared to be limping while walking to the cage.
His laser right hand was slow to the draw and he didn't even make Ortiz flinch like he did when Liddell finished him back at UFC 47 in 2004 and UFC 66 in 2006.
“I know he is hoping I am a shell of the man I was, that is the only way he would have a chance,” Liddell said, at a press conference at the MGM Grand on Friday morning.
“I still hit just as hard, I still wrestle just as well and he is going to get knocked out. I will be there, I will be in shape and I am ready.
Ortiz capped it off by doing his famous "Grave Digger" routine, while Liddell lay on the mat. Ortiz snuck in a couple of left hands, before the ref stopped the fight.
When the fight ended, the two former rivals buried their feud and embraced. Ortiz wins and is doing his "Grave Digger" celebration. a.m.: It is now time for the main event as Chuck Liddell battles Tito Ortiz for the third time. But this will be the first time that the former UFC light heavyweight champion has fought since June 2015 at UFC 115, when he got knocked out by Rich Franklin.