In the world of mixed martial arts Bellator MMA has established itself as the alternative to UFC and it can be argued that it has put on the most attractive dream matches in 2016. It has also become the landing ground of legends like Tito Ortiz who will be looking to avenge a childhood nightmare.
In the renovated Forum in Los Angeles, Bellator 170: Ortiz vs Sonnen will be presented there free on Spike TV on January 21st, 2017. It’s a promoter’s dream with two of the best talkers and showman in the MMA World. It’s a wonder that they never met in the professional ranks. Ortiz thinks Sonnen has “bitten off more than he can chew” while Chael thinks Ortiz is only fighting because he’s broke.
The man known as the “Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Tito Ortiz (18-12-1) who held the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship for three years, has not fought since a loss to Liam McGeary in September of 2015 but has a more personal reason to call out “The American Gangster” Chael Sonnen.
Apparently Ortiz was pinned to the mat by Sonnen in a college wrestling match and on his birthday no less. Sonnen (29-14-1) surprised many by signing with Bellator MMA this past September and calling everyone out. He also comes off a loss to Rashad Evans in UFC 167 three years ago. So in this battle of elder statesmen who never fail to bring their all in the cage, you can bet that MMA fans will not be disappointed no matter the result.