“The Huntington Beach Bad Boy”
Inducted into HOF(Pioneer Wing): July 07, 2012
Tito Ortiz ,known as The Huntington Beach Bad Boy, is one of the most recognized figures in MMA. Along with fighters like Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell, he was one of the sport’s early stars.
Ortiz has fought in 32 professional fights in a career that spans over 20 years. He started out in the UFC and in his seventh fight, he won the UFC light heavyweight championship with a unanimous decision win over Wanderlei Silva at UFC 25. Ortiz held the title from April 14, 2000 to September 26, 2003, defending it successfully five times before losing to Randy Couture at UFC 44.
Ortiz ultimately became the biggest pay-per-view draw of 2006 for his fights with Liddell, Forrest Griffin, and Ken Shamrock.Ortiz has recorded victories over many notable fighters, including Wanderlei Silva, Vitor Belfort, Forrest Griffin, Ryan Bader, Evan Tanner, Chael Sonnen, and Ken Shamrock, whom he defeated three times.
In addition to Ortiz’s notable wins, he also has some notable rivalries with Ken Shamrock , and with his former friend and training partner, Chuck Liddell, who he has lost to twice in their previous bouts, and remain bitter rivals to this day.
Following his success in the UFC, Ortiz had a brief, but successful , run in Bellator MMA, winning three of his four fights before briefly retiring from the sport in January 2017. Ortiz announced in May 2018 that he was coming out of retirement to fight nemesis Chuck Liddell in the later part of 2018.
Born: January 23, 1975
Height: 6 ft 2 in
Weight: 205 lb
Reach: 74 in
Style: Boxing, Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Fighting out of: Huntington Beach, California, U.S.
Team: Team Punishment
Total Fights – 32
By knockout – 8
By submission – 5
By decision – 6
Losses – 12
By knockout – 4
By submission – 3
By decision – 5
Draws – 1
Tito Ortiz Videos
Ortiz vs Belfort
Ortiz vs Couture
Ortiz vs Evans
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