Eventually, after Ortiz lost the title to Randy Couture, the two would meet in a highly anticipated bout at UFC 47 on April 2, 2004, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
After most of the first round was spent feeling each other out, Liddell threw a few punches and a kick which was blocked by Ortiz, with Ortiz slapping himself on the head, taunting Liddell.
Maria Venus Chuck Liddell and American Maria Venus had a relationship.
Liddell began studying Koei-Kan karate at the age of 12; Liddell was a four-year starter on the football team at San Marcos High School, playing center and linebacker while also excelling at wrestling.
While growing up in Santa Barbara, he often frequented the infamous Del Playa Drive, the middle of the party scene of the college town of Isla Vista, where he often found himself in fights with drunk college students.
In the next round, Liddell was eliminated by fan-favorite Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.
In the first round of his fight with Jackson, Liddell landed shots as he found his distance but Jackson countered with powerful strikes, rocking Liddell numerous times.
This will be the first marriage for both Liddell and Northcott, who met through a mutual friend at a party.