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Tito Ortiz' neck injury forced Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney to cancel their first ever PPV event
Bellator MMA encountered a major roadblock leading up to their first ever PPV event when Tito Ortiz injured his neck while preparing for his showdown with fellow UFC legend Quinton Jackson in Bellator 106. As a result, Bellator scrapped the headlining bout and they turned the PPV into a regular event on Spike TV. The lightweight title fight between Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler will now serve as the main event in the four-fight main card that includes the featherweight title fight between Pat Curran and Daniel Strauss and an interim light heavyweight title fight with Muhammed Lawal and Emanuel Newton. The card will also feature the “Fight Master” finals between Joe Riggs and Mike Bronzoulis.Read the rest of the article »
Cheick Kongo and Vinicius Spartan will compete for the heavyweight title shot in the main card of Bellator 106
Bellator officials have announced today that the heavyweight tourney finals between Cheick Kongo and Vinicius “Spartan” Queiroz will take place in Bellator 106. The addition of the fight completed the event’s 5-fight main card that is headlined by a light heavyweight showdown of UFC legends Tito Ortiz and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.
Kongo has recently made his successful debut with Bellator by stopping Mark Godbeer in the second round of the tournament’s semifinal bout held more than a week ago. It marks Kongo’s first fight outside of UFC since signing with them in 2006. He parted ways with the promotion last April after the KO loss to Roy Nelson.
Queiroz, on the otherhand will try to look for his first back to back wins with Bellator. He is coming off a sensational knockout over Lavar Johnson where he stopped the UFC veteran in less than a minute of the first round of their fight in Bellator 102. Prior to that win, he was defeated by now Bellator heavyweight champion Alexander Volkov in the semifinals of Bellator’s season 7 heavyweight tournament.View Article Source »
Submission ace Terry Etim will make his Bellator debut opposite Patrick Cenoble at Bellator 106
Bellator officials have recently announced that four- time UFC Submission of the Night winner Terry Etim has signed with their promotion. The UFC veteran will make his debut in Bellator’s first pay-per-view event headlined by UFC legends Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson. He is slated to face the hard hitting Florida native Patrick Cenoble in the Spike TV preliminary cards.Read the rest of the article »
Dana White would love to work with Cris Cyborg but only with Tito Ortiz out of the picture
Cris “Cyborg” Justino is perhaps the best female fighter in the planet and is unquestionably the best that is not fighting under the UFC banner. Cyborg, now 28 years old is the current Invicta FC women’s featherweight titleholder and former Strikeforce featherweight champion. She has won all of her fights after losing her professional debut.
In 2009, Cyborg ended the reign of Gina Carano as the queen of MMA. She easily disposed Carano and stopped the latter with punches towards the end of the first round of their battle. It was the start of her era as the MMA’s new queen. She later sparked a rivalry with Strikeforce and now UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.Read the rest of the article »
Who ever wins between Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin, is set to be UFC 148's highest paid fighter
The emerging winner of the bout between Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin is set to be the highest earning fighter of this Saturday’s UFC 148 event.Read the rest of the article »
Tito Ortiz plans to leave MMA and calls July 4th his last fight with either Griffin or Liddell as his final opponent.
Tito Ortiz is leaving UFC and hopes for a final fight on July 4th. The “Huntington Beach Bad Boy” who recently suffered a TKO loss to Nogueira announced his plans on Sunday and wants either Chuck Liddell or Forrest Griffin as his final opponent.Read the rest of the article »
Tito Ortiz, Says Goodbye to "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Image
Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and the King of Trash Talk, Tito Ortiz, plans to overhaul his image and now wants to be known as “The People’s Champ” instead of “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy”, as he heads to UFC 140, where he will fight against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.Read the rest of the article »
With UFC 133 now written in MMA's history books, what other match-ups would you like to see afterwards?
Former UFC light heavyweight champion – Rashad Evans – proved that there is nothing rusty about him, as he was able to defeat Tito Ortiz at UFC 133 last August 6. Indeed, Suga came back in the cage after more than a year, and he made it with a vengeance.
That said, posted after the cut are five matches that fans would like to see after UFC 133.Read the rest of the article »
The Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission released the post-fight medical suspension list for UFC 133. See who gets in the list.
The Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission released the post-fight suspensions for the UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz on Monday.
The UFC 133, which took place in Philadelphia last Saturday night at Wells Fargo Center, featured former UFC light heavyweight champions — Rashad Evans and Tito Ortiz. The former got the victory through a second round TKO.
Check the UFC 133 post-fight suspensions list by hitting the skip.Read the rest of the article »
Despite his recent UFC 133 loss against Rashad Evans, Tito Ortiz still earns a spot in Fighting Insider's list of MMA's best fighters.
Born as Jacob Christopher Ortiz on January 23, 1975, Tito Ortiz is one of UFC’s early stars, CEO of Punishment Athletics MMA equipment and clothing line, and the owner of Punishment Training Center in Huntington Beach, California.
During his sophomore years, he started wrestling at Huntington Beach High School under coach Paul Herrera. As a senior, he finished fourth in the state high school championship. He continued his wrestling career at the Golden West College, where he won the California State junior college title. After that, Tito Ortiz also wrestled for Cal State Bakersfield.
Tito Ortiz’s MMA debut was in 1997, where he defeated Wes Albritton at UFC 13. His nickname “Tito” – which means “tyrant” – was given by his Mexican father.Read the rest of the article »
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