If you buy a ticket to see the inaugural mixed martial arts (MMA) card from Golden Boy MMA, the brainchild of retired boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya, you might want to pack a lunch, as the Nov. 24 line up currently features a whopping 17 bouts.
Aside from the main event trilogy between former champions Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz, UFC veterans Gleison Tibau and Efrain Escudero will also be involved, along with former rivals Kendall Grove and Jay Silva, among others.
Here’s the current Golden Boy MMA fight card and lineup, courtesy of MMA Junkie.
Pay-per-view main card:
Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz
Kenneth Berg vs. Jorge Gonzalez
Gleison Tibau vs. Efrain Escudero
Walel Watson vs. Ricardo Palacios
Deron Winn vs. Tom Lowler
Jay Silva vs. Oscar Cota
Albert Morales vs. Cleber Luciano
Jose Huerta vs. Fernie Garcia
Kendall Grove vs. Andre Walker
Dave Terrel vs. Johnny Cisneros
Craig Wilkerson vs. Joshua Jones
Weston Wilson vs. Mike Segura
Isaiah Culpepper vs. Djavan Coleman
Joshua Kim vs. Geoffrey Thomas
Jonathan Kim vs. Mauro Gutierrez
Tyler Schafer vs. Maria Favela
Julianna Miller vs. Diana Mendoza
As with most combat sports event, The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. will likely remain empty for the first half of the show, as a majority of fans do not sit through the amateur bouts or “Prelims,” depending on the talent involved.
In addition, California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) must first sign off on the proposed bouts before it becomes official. That’s typically a formality at this stage, but anything can (and usually does) happen in this crazy sport.