Tito Ortiz finally got his revenge on long-time rival Chuck Liddell last night (Sat., Nov. 24, 2018) live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., by finishing “Iceman” via first-round knockout.
Having not competed in over eight years Liddell looked considerably slower. He struggled to get his feet underneath him from the opening bell and Ortiz waited for his chance to pounce. During an exchange of punches along the cage late into the first round Ortiz caught Liddell with a nasty right hand. Liddell dropped to the canvas and Ortiz landed a few more punches before the referee’s stoppage.
Check out the finishing sequence above.
There’s a reason Ortiz was pegged as the significant betting favorite entering this fight. He’s a retired fighter in his 40’s just like Liddell, but “Iceman” has been frozen for far too long and simply didn’t have any of his old tricks. Ortiz was able to take his time and beat Chuck at his own game, essentially getting back the previous two loses he suffered at the hands of Liddell.
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