It looks like it might be a UFC light heavyweight bonanza in Manchester, England, on April 21.
Tito Ortiz (15-5) and Forrest Griffin (13-4) have been added to the MMAWeekly.com rumored UFC 70 fight card, joining another 205-pound slugger, Michael Bisping (12-0).
Ortiz, of course, is coming off of a disappointing loss to Chuck Liddell (20-3) at UFC 66 on December 30. He lost in the third round via technical knockout, lasting one round longer than the first time the two clashed at UFC 47.
There was some speculation that Ortiz suffered a foot injury during his bout with Liddell. But, it doesn't look to be too serious if he'sÃ‚Â slated forÃ‚Â an April showdown.
Griffin is also coming off a devastating loss at UFC 66, getting bested by Keith Jardine (12-2-1) in the first stanza of their encounter. The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season one champ was on the fast track to a title shot in 2007, but the loss dashed those aspirations – at least for the time being.
Ortiz and Griffin already fought one another at UFC 59 in April 2006, with "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" pulling out a close split decision. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that we will not see a rematch at UFC 70.
But, who knows, we all know how much Joe Silva likes rematches.
Either way, if these fighters remain on the card the fans at the Manchester Evening News (M.E.N.) Arena will be in for quite a show.