Bellator 170: "Ortiz vs. Sonnen" comes to The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. on Jan. 21, 2017. The show will feature MMA legends squaring off as "Bad Boy" Tito Ortiz meets "Bad Guy" Chael Sonnen in the main event on Spike TV.
It's not the first time these two have had a historic encounter.
Fans may have wondered what the self-described "American Gangster" from West Linn, Oregon meant when he said he would replace Ortiz AGAIN. Focus on the word "again" for a moment. Why would Sonnen threaten to do it a second time?
The simple answer is this: Ortiz and Sonnen had a collegiate wrestling match almost 20 years ago (1998) on Sonnen's home turf in Oregon. Thanks to FloWrestling, we've got video footage of their first and decisive encounter. Your eyes do not deceive you. Sonnen puts Ortiz in a headlock and pins him in a mere 44 seconds.
Will Sonnen's prediction to do it "again" come true, or does Ortiz have some new tricks up his sleeve?
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