After two unsuccessful tries, Tito Ortiz finally scored a victory over Chuck Liddell, finishing him in the main event of Golden Boy MMA 1 Saturday night.
The event marked the debut for the Oscar de la Hoya promotion in the MMA world, airing live on pay-per-view from The Forum in Los Angeles.
While in the UFC, Liddell topped Ortiz twice, but this time around, the long time off hindered “The Iceman” in the meeting of former UFC champions and hall of famers.
In the co-main event, Deron Winn earned a decision over UFC veteran Tom Lawlor, while Gleison Tibau topped Efrain Escudero.
Golden Boy MMA 1: Ortiz vs. Liddell Results
Tito Ortiz def. Chuck Liddell via KO (strike) at 4:24 of Round 1
Deron Winn def. Tom Lawlor via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Gleison Tibau def. Efrain Escudero via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Ricardo Palacios def. Walel Watson via KO (strike) at 3:56 of Round 1
James Barnes def. Albert Morales via submission (armbar) at 4:09 of Round 3
Jay Silva def. Oscar Cota via technical submission at 2:13 of Round 3