Tito Ortiz has his story book ending.
Nearly 20 years after his UFC 13 debut, the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion defeated Chael Sonnen at Bellator 170 to close out his career. The two had been embroiled in a verbal war for several months, culminating in Ortiz sinking in a rear naked choke, forcing Sonnen to tap out.
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Round One: The round begins with Ortiz nailing a kicking Sonnen with a two punch combination, Ortiz scores a takedown and Sonnen sweeps him to lock in a guillotine choke. Ortiz escapes the choke to get top position on Sonnen, Ortiz transitions to the full mount on Sonnen. Ortiz then gains back control on a scrambling Sonnen, Ortiz locks in the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.
Official Result: Tito Ortiz def. Chael Sonnen by submission via rear naked choke (2:03, R1)
Following his UFC title run, Ortiz went on a rough skid. Before his UFC release, he'd only emerged victorious in one of his final eight fights. Upon signing with Bellator MMA, Ortiz would win three of his four contests, with his one loss coming in 2015 to champion Liam McGeary.
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