Check out all the results from last night's Golden Boy MMA card below.
Liddell looked noticeably slower, reduced for the most part to back-pedalling on the outside from an Ortiz who was still unsure if he could move forward without eating the big right hand. "Let's find him someone that isn't a Tito Ortiz".
Ortiz seemed pretty elated to finally get one over on his longtime foe but all in all, seeing a 43-year-old defeat a 48-year-old was exactly as unusual a spectacle as you would expect.
Referee Herb Dean rushed into stop the contest with the end coming at 4:24 into the opening round. Before this bout, Liddell and Ortiz had fought twice throughout their legendary careers, with "The Iceman" knocking out Ortiz at UFC 47 in 2004 and UFC 66 in 2006.
"The whole game plan was never to do a takedown", Ortiz said about his lack of wrestling during the fight. I wanted to test his skills.
"I came back. I got in great shape". "If they feel something they want to do and they want to fight and continue to fight, then you've go to let them walk out on their own".
"I've gotta be respectful".
Chuck, thank you for taking this fight. Chuck, hey, you pushed me hard. I appreciate you. You are a real champ.. "You're a f-ing true champion, bud". This was their first fight in 12 years. I was so happy to get inside the ring. "I was ready for this fight", he said. I started getting comfortable in here and I got caught. I made a mistake. I have no excuses. "I don't know what I'm going to do".
As for Liddell, it was hard enough seeing him compete on Saturday night and it would be even tougher to imagine a scenario where he fights again following the loss to Ortiz in their third and seemingly final confrontation.
In the co-main event, Deron Winn earned a decision over UFC veteran Tom Lawlor, while Gleison Tibau topped Efrain Escudero.