UFC Hall of Fame: Tito Ortiz
Brash, in-your-face and with a confidence that he could conquer the world, Tito Ortiz was the face of the UFC in the early 2000s. An outstanding wrestler with powerful hands, Ortiz’s challenge to Frank Shamrock for the 205lbs belt was perhaps the best fight of the late 1990s. He won the title in his next fight vs Wanderlei Silva and went on a reign of terror that lasted three-and-a-half years. He defeated men like Ken Shamrock (three times), Forrest Griffin (twice), Vitor Belfort, Patrick Cote and Ryan Bader during his 15-year run in the UFC. Ortiz’s record for the most title defenses of the 205lbs belt and three-year plus reign stood for years, and the memory of the era of the Huntington Beach Bad Boy will last forever.