Ultimate Ortiz
Loved and loathed in equal measure, Tito Ortiz polarized the UFC fanbase during his epic 15 year career. Now, trace the Huntington Beach Bad Boy’s greatest Octagon moments throughout his highly publicized career.
10 Videos Mar. 25, 2014
1 Bad Blood: Dana vs. Tito
Bad Blood: Dana White Vs Tito Ortiz is an in-depth look at the proposed exhibition boxing match Dana White and Tito Ortiz were scheduled to have in 2007. Former amateur boxer and trainer UFC, now a business executive and UFC president, whipped himself up into shape after Ortiz insisted on settling their many differences in the ring.
Apr. 12, 2007
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2 Tito Ortiz vs. Wes Albritton UFC 13
It all started in an alternate bout, future UFC Hall of Famer “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Tito Ortiz entered the Octagon for the first time in first pro MMA bout at 22 years young against Wes Albritton, a blackbelt in Kenpo karate.
May. 30, 1997
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3 Tito Ortiz vs. Yuki Kondo UFC 29
After winning the belt in Tokyo eight months earlier, UFC light-heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz was ready to make his first title defense against one of Japan’s biggest MMA stars in the 29-8-3 and blackbelt in judo - Yuki Kondo.
Dec. 16, 2000
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4 Tito Ortiz vs. Evan Tanner UFC 30
UFC 30 Battle of the Boardwalk was the start of a new era for the UFC as the first card under a new regime. Tito Ortiz topped the card with a title defense against Evan Tanner in this cornerstone event for New Jersey fight fans.
Feb. 23, 2001
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5 Tito Ortiz vs. Vladimir Matyushenko UFC 33
Targeting a record 5th consecutive/successful title defense, UFC light-heavyweight champ Tito Ortiz entered the Octagon to collide head-first with former Soviet National wrestling champ with an MMA record of 10-1 - Vladimir “The Janitor” Matyushenko.
Sep. 28, 2001
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6 Tito Ortiz vs. Ken Shamrock UFC 40
After a long awaited return to the UFC, the legendary Ken Shamrock is welcomed back into the Octagon by UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Tito Ortiz, who's fresh off four title defenses.
Nov. 22, 2002
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7 Tito Ortiz vs. Vitor Belfort UFC 51
In the non-title bout main event meeting of former UFC champions, Tito Ortiz got back on the winning track in his last outing and aimed to continue against Vitor Belfort in his first fight back since dropping the light-heavyweight title.
Feb. 5, 2005
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8 Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin UFC 59
An instant-classic battle between the Old Guard and the New, former UFC light-heavyweight champ Tito Ortiz entered the Octagon looking to squash an emerging star in The Ultimate Fighter 1 winner Forrest Griffin who aimed to steal his elder’s thunder.
Apr. 15, 2006
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9 Tito Ortiz vs. Ken Shamrock UFC 61
In the rematch of their immortal clash from 4 years earlier, The Ultimate Fighter 3 coaches and “bitter rivals”, former UFC light-heavyweight champ Tito Ortiz was set to fight former UFC Superfight champ Ken Shamrock inside the Octagon. ‘Nuff said.
Jul. 8, 2006
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10 Tito Ortiz vs. Ryan Bader UFC 132
In what could be his last fight of his Hall of Fame career, Tito Ortiz faces Ryan Bader at UFC 132. Ortiz knows that with a loss to Bader, his fighting days will be over in the UFC. With his back up against the wall, can Ortiz extend his legendary career?
Jul. 2, 2011
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