Golden Boy MMA: Liddell vs. Ortiz III Results - Chuck Liddell & Tito Ortiz Battle Again, Plus The Return Of Tom Lawlor!

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Main Card (9pm EST., Pay-per-View)

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Tito Ortiz def. Chuck Liddell by KO via strikes (4:24, R1)

Deron Winn def. Tom Lawlor by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Gleison Tibau def. Efrain Escudero by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Ricky Palacios def. Walel Watson by KO via head kick (3:56, R1)

James Barnes def. Albert Morales by submission via arm bar (4:09, R3)

Jay Silva def. Oscar Ivan Cota by submission via arm triangle choke (2:13, R3)

Preliminary Card (8pm EST., Fite TV)

Francisco Estrada def. Jose Huerta by submission via rear naked choke (2:47, R2)


Francisco Estrada vs. Jose Huerta

Round One: The round begins with the fighters swinging wildly at each other, Estrada grabs Huerta and gets him against the cage wall. Estrada scores a takedown on Huerta and he gets the full guard, Estrada starts attacking Huerta with ground and pound. Huerta scrambles to his feet and Estrada gets him against the cage wall, Estrada scores another takedown on Huerta. Huerta gets to his feet with Estrada staying on his back, Estrada scores a takedown and he hits Huerta with an illegal knee strike to halt the fight. The fight resumes with Estrada taking a few swings at Huerta, Huerta pops a swinging Estrada with a counter right. Estrada starts attacking Huerta with some leg kicks, Huerta lands a kick of his own as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Estrada

Round Two: The round begins with Estrada coming forward and swinging away at Huerta, Huerta drops a swinging Estrada with a counter right uppercut. Estrada gets up and the fighters have a wild striking exchange, Estrada scores a takedown on Huerta and he gets back control. Estrada starts hunting for submissions against Huerta, Estrada locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Francisco Estrada def. Jose Huerta by submission via rear naked choke (2:47, R2)

Jay Silva vs. Oscar Ivan Cota

Round One: The round begins with Silva attacking Cota with a side kick to the knee, Cota attempts a head kick against Silva before landing a kick to the midsection. Cota grabs Silva and gets him against the cage wall, Cota separates from Silva after attempting a spinning back elbow strike. Cota again grabs Silva and gets him against the cage wall, the fighters exchange knee strikes while in the clinch. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Cota getting Silva right back against the cage wall. The fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cota

Round Two: The round begins with Silva dropping a kicking Cota with a multiple punch combination, Silva goes to the ground as he attacks Cota with a ton of ground and pound. Silva transitions to back control against Cota, Cota scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again. Silva gets Cota against the cage wall after landing another combination, Silva nails Cota with a knee strike to the face. Silva attacks Cota with multiple knee strikes to the midsection, Cota accidentally nails Silva low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Cota attacking Silva with some leg kicks, the fighters clinch and battle for position along the cage wall. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Cota getting Silva against the cage wall. Cota nails Silva with another accidental low blow and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with the referee taking 2 points for the low blow and for grabbing the gloves earlier in the fight. The round ends a few seconds after Silva is able to continue.

Fightful scores the round 10-7 for Silva (Overall Score: 19-17 for Silva)

Round Three: The round begins with Cota charging at Silva and a huge striking exchange breaks out, Silva grabs Cota and he gets him against the cage wall. Cota scores a takedown on Silva and Silva gets right back up, the fighters clinch and battle for position along the cage wall. Silva scores a takedown on Cota and he gets the open guard, Silva locks in an arm triangle choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Jay Silva def. Oscar Ivan Cota by submission via arm triangle choke (2:13, R3)

James Barnes vs. Albert Morales

Round One: The round begins with Barnes looking for a takedown against a swinging Morales, Morales comes forward and he takes some swings at Barnes. Barnes grabs Morales and he gets him against the cage wall after eating an elbow strike, Barnes scores a takedown on Morales and he gets the full guard. Barnes starts attacking Morales with some ground and pound, Morales rolls for a triangle choke and Barnes escapes to keep top position. Barnes advances to the half guard while nailing Morales with more strikes, Morales scrambles and rolls for another triangle choke. Barnes escapes to attack Morales with a lot of ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Barnes

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Barnes cracks a swinging Morales with a counter right. Barnes scores a takedown on Morales and he gets the open guard, Barnes transitions to back control against Morales. Barnes attacks Morales with some ground and pound, Morales scrambles and he gets Barnes in his half guard and then the full guard. Barnes attacks Morales with some more ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Barnes (Overall Score: 20-18 for Barnes)

Round Three: The round begins with Morales coming forward and swinging away at Barnes, Barnes scores a takedown on Morales and he gets side control. Barnes attacks Morales with some ground and pound, Barnes transitions to back control against Morales. Barnes advances to the full mount while hitting Morales with some strikes, Morales gets Barnes in the half guard while eating more strikes. Morales eventually gets Barnes back into his full guard, Barnes rolls for an arm bar after a scramble and a tap out follows.

Official Result: James Barnes def. Albert Morales by submission via arm bar (4:09, R3)

Walel Watson vs. Ricky Palacios

Round One: The round begins with Watson looking for a head kick against Palacios, Palacios cracks a kicking Watson with a three punch combination. Watson starts attacking Palacios by landing some leg kicks, Watson then nails Palacios with a kick to the midsection. Watson nails an incoming Palacios with a side kick to the upper body, Palacios rocks Watson with an overhand right and he lands more strikes in the follow up. Palacios drills Watson with a two punch combination before landing a head kick that puts Watson out cold.

Official Result: Ricky Palacios def. Walel Watson by KO via head kick (3:56, R1)

Gleison Tibau vs. Efrain Escudero

Round One: The round begins with Tibau attacking Escudero with a front kick to the midsection, Tibau backs Escudero into the cage wall after a wild striking exchange breaks out. Tibau grabs Escudero and gets him up against the cage wall, Tibau scores a takedown on Escudero and he gets side control. Tibau then transitions to the half guard against Escudero, Tibau gains the full mount before attacking Escudero with ground and pound. Escudero scrambles and gets top psoition as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Tibau

Round Two: The round begins with Escudero coming forward and swinging away at Tibau, Tibau and Escudero have another wild striking exchange. Escudero scores a takedown on Tibau and he gets the full guard, Escudero starts attacking Tibau with ground and pound. Tibau scrambles to his feet and both fighters are standing again, Escudero grabs Tibau and he gets him against the cage wall. Escudero looks for a takedown and Tibau grounds him before landing a few rights, Escudero gets Tibau against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Escudero (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Tibau grabs Escudero and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Escudero pops Tibau with a few jabs, the fighters stand in front of each other while trading jabs. Tibau grabs Escudero and he gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and swing away at each other. Tibau cracks Escudero with a knee strike to the midsection, Tibau scores a takedown on Escudero and he gets the open guard. Tibau gains the half guard and lands a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Tibau (Final Score: 29-28 for Tibau)

Official Result: Gleison Tibau def. Efrain Escudero by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Deron Winn vs. Tom Lawlor

Round One: The round begins with Winn coming forward and swinging away at Lawlor, Winn starts attacking Lawlor with some leg kicks. Lawlor looks for a takedown as Winn nails him with a left hook followed by a right, Lawlor takes a few swings at Winn to keep him at a distance. Lawlor backs up Winn after cracking him with a left hook, Winn starts looking for some high kicks against Lawlor. Winn charges forward and he attacks Lawlor with a combination, Winn swings wildly at Lawlor as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Winn

Round Two: The round begins with Winn stunning Lawlor by landing a punching combination, Lawlor starts taking a few swings at Winn. Lawlor pops a swinging Winn with a few counter lefts, Lawlor eats a two punch combo before landing a right hook on Winn. Winn recovers and hits Lawlor with another combination, Lawlor and Winn also exchange a few lefts to their faces. Winn backs up Lawlor after landing an overhand right, Lawlor accidentally nails Winn low and the fight is halted. The round ends a few seconds after the action resumes.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Winn (Overall Score: 20-18 for Winn)

Round Three: The round begins with Winn accidentally poking Lawlor in the eye to halt the fight, the fight resumes with Lawlor rocking Winn with a multiple punch combination. Winn scores a takedown on Lawlor and Lawlor gets right to a knee, Lawlor gets back up and Winn drags him right back to the ground. Lawlor scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again, Lawlor nails Winn with a kick to the midsection. Lawlor nails Winn with a combination that stuns him, Winn goes for a takedown and Lawlor goes for a guillotine choke. Winn escapes the choke to gain top position against Lawlor, Winn attacks Lawlor with ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Winn (Final Score: 30-27 for Winn)

Official Result: Deron Winn def. Tom Lawlor by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz

Round One: The round begins with the fighters jabbing away at each other, Ortiz attacks Liddell with some leg kicks. Liddell comes forward and he pops Ortiz with a short left, Ortiz responds by attacking Liddell with a right. Ortiz briefly drops a swinging Liddell with a combination, Liddell starts hitting Ortiz with some leg kicks of his own. Liddell stays on the outside while attacking Ortiz with single shots, Ortiz destroys Liddell with a combination and Liddell goes out cold.

Official Result: Tito Ortiz def. Chuck Liddell by KO via strikes (4:24, R1)

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