Liddell vs. Ortiz 3 to air worldwide on FITE
Saturday November 24, 2018
Main card and viewing details announced
New York City (November 7, 2018): Golden Boy Promotions and FITE announced today that the third encounter of UFC Hall of Famers Tito Ortiz (19-12-1 MMA) and Chuck Liddell (21-8 MMA), taking place on Saturday Nov 24th at The "Fabulous" Forum in Inglewood, Calif., will stream live around the world on the FITE digital streaming network as part of the partnership deal with Golden Boy Promotions. Bell time for the PPV broadcast is 9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT.
FITE will stream the trilogy fight on its platform, live on digital pay per view to a worldwide audience of viewers. Pre-orders are available now on the www.FITE.TV website, FITE mobile apps for iOS, Android, and the FITE channel on Amazon Fire, Android, Apple TV, and Roku on a PPV basis.
Two of the most recognizable names in UFC and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) history, Liddell and Ortiz enter the cage on Thanksgiving weekend in what's expected to be a throwback fight to the golden age of MMA. The fight takes place under Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions banner.
Main card details for the pay per view stream have been announced. The six-fight main card features UFC veterans Gleison Tibau (33-14) vs. Efrain Escudero (30-13) in a Catchweight bout and UFC veteran Tom Lawlor taking on prospect Deron Winn in a light heavyweight bout.
Chuck LIDDELL (21—8) vs. Tito ORTIZ (19-12-1)
Deron WINN (4-0) vs. Tom LAWLOR (10-6)
Kenneth BERGH (4-1) vs. Jorge GONZALEZ (14-4)
Gleison TIBAU (29-14) vs. Efrain ESCUDERO (28-13)
Walel WATSON (13-11) vs. Ricardo PALACIOS (10-1)
Jay SILVA (10-9) vs. Oscar COTA (8-1)
The resumes of Liddell and Ortiz speak for themselves as both fought the most important fighters of their era. The two first fought in the UFC cage in 2004 after months of trash talk in which Liddell said he always dominated Ortiz in sparring during their past training sessions together. Liddell won the fight in spectacular fashion via KO, but the grudge was far from over. In 2006 the two faced off again with Ortiz vowing he would even the score. Ortiz fared much better in the second encounter but again succumbed to Liddell via referee stoppage TKO.
Tito Ortiz returns to the cage after a submission win over Chael Sonnen back in January 2017 to fight for redemption against his longtime rival Chuck Liddell. Liddell, coming out of retirement, is fighting to make it a perfect 3-0 over the "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" and to close the door on a feud that has spanned more than a decade. With a rivalry this intense and emotions still running high, this trilogy fight has fighters and fans from multiple generations excited to see the final chapter of one of the biggest rivalries of all time!
FITE is a premium digital live streaming network. With live programing from 250+ partners from over 30 countries, FITE delivers MMA, Professional Wrestling, Boxing, and Kickboxing events live to it's million registered viewers. Since its launch in February 2016, FITE has presented over-1,400 live events and offers over-12,000 hours of video library available to watch on demand. FITE proprietary instant streaming technology allows viewers to seamlessly cast premium live events to connected screens across the world. FITE is available as a mobile app on iOS and Android mobile devices, online at www.FITE.tv and on the Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire and Android TV platforms.
About Golden Boy Promotions:
Los Angeles-based Golden Boy Promotions was established in 2002 by Oscar De La Hoya, the first Hispanic to own a national boxing promotional company. Golden Boy Promotions is one of boxing's most active and respected promoters, presenting shows in packed venues around the United States on networks such as HBO, ESPN, ESPN Deportes, EstrellaTV and the newly announced partnership with DAZN.