The third fight in the rivalry between former UFC light heavyweight champions Chuck Lidell and Tito Ortiz has a date and a location: Saturday, November 24th at the Forum in Los Angeles, CA.
ESPN's Brett Okamoto first reported the news after speaking with Golden Boy Promotions' head Oscar De La Hoya. The event is his first foray into MMA after years as a boxing promoter following his successful run as a pro boxer.
The show will be a PPV, but a cost, undercard, and event logistics have yet to be announced other that the fight will be in a cage.
In his talk with De La Hoya, the former champion said the Golden Boy MMA pay structure will be different than other promotions and that Liddell and Ortiz "will be making a hell of a lot more money than they have with anybody else. They'll participate in revenue from PPV, gate and everything else that comes in. This will be the most lucrative fight of their careers."
The 48-year-old Liddell hasn't fought since 2010 when he retired from the UFC after being knocked out in three straight fights. The 43-year-old Ortiz retired for the second time after defeating Chael Sonnen at Bellator 170 in January 2017. In their previous two fights, Liddell stopped Ortiz by second round KO and third TKO, respectively.