Forrest Griffin vs Tito Ortiz rubber match booked for UFC 148 on July 7 in Las Vegas

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is rapidly filling up its UFC 148 fight card, scheduled for July 7, 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Coming out of the chute is a light heavyweight rubber match featuring Forrest Griffin vs. Tito Ortiz, who look to settle their differences once and for all. "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" tweeted the contest was "on" late last night.

Zuffa boss Lorenzo Fertitta originally teased the trilogy bout earlier this year.

Griffin and Ortiz first went to war at UFC 59: "Reality Check" just under six years ago. The original "Ultimate Fighter" survived a rough first round to come back and even the odds later in the fight, but eventually fell to the longtime veteran via split decision.

But their feud was far from over.

Ortiz gave the best-selling author another chance to dance, and this time Griffin was able to walk away with the split decision victory at UFC 106 in late 2009, thanks to a "cracked skull" Tito suffered in training camp. Now it's time to settle this thing once and for all.

Both fighters are coming off less than stellar outings. Griffin was pasted by Mauricio Rua in their rematch at UFC 134 last August, just a few months before Ortiz got the stuffing beat out of him by Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 140 in December.

Is this a retirement match for the loser?

UFC 148 is expected to feature a bantamweight title fight between TUF 15 coaches (and bitter rivals) Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber, in addition to middleweight match-ups between Rich Franklin vs. Cung Le and Tim Boetsch vs. Michael Bisping.

Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for more details on this upcoming fight card as they develop. In the meantime, see what's in store for "Sin City" on July 7 right here.

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