Tito Ortiz

Martial Artist

Jacob Christopher "Tito" Ortiz is a American mixed martial artist and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, having held the title from April 14, 2000 to September 26, 2003. Along with fighters like Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell, he was one of the sport's early stars. Ortiz ultimately became the biggest pay-per-view draw of 2006 for his fights with Liddell, Forrest Griffin, and Ken Shamrock.… Read More

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  • Often Maligned & Ridiculed, Tito Ortiz Gets The Swansong He Deserved Bleacher Report
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  • Tito Ortiz Admits Concussion Scares Forced His Hand On Retirement Talk
    ABC News - 1 day ago
  • Chael Sonnen Signs With Bellator, Wants Tito Ortiz In November
    ABC News - Sep 17, 2016
  • Chael Sonnen Talks Bellator Signing, Prior Ped Use Espn
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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Tito Ortiz.


1975 Birth Born on January 23, 1975.


1997 22 Years Old Ortiz's mixed martial arts debut was at UFC 13 in 1997. … Read More
1999 24 Years Old In 1999, Ortiz fought Frank Shamrock for what is now known as the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship at UFC 22. … Read More
2000 25 Years Old …  In the MMA world, he is known for his stint with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he is a former Light Heavyweight Champion, having held the title from April 14, 2000 to September 26, 2003. … Read More
2003 28 Years Old At UFC 44, after a near year-long layoff from the sport, Ortiz fought the new Interim Light Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture, who had defeated Chuck Liddell for the interim title at UFC 43 in September 2003. … Read More


In February 2005, Ortiz took time away from the UFC and was offered deals with several promotions, including PRIDE Fighting Championships and the Don King-backed World Fighting Alliance. … Read More
Ortiz's first fight in his return occurred at UFC 59 on April 15, 2006, against previous The Ultimate Fighter 1 winner Forrest Griffin. … Read More
2007 - 2008 4 More Events
On March 16, 2009, Jameson gave birth to twin boys, Jesse Jameson and Journey Jett.
On April 7, 2010, UFC president Dana White said Liddell vs. Ortiz 3 was scheduled to be the main event for UFC 115. … Read More
Ortiz was expected to face Antônio Rogério Nogueira on March 26, 2011 at UFC Fight Night 24. … Read More
2012 37 Years Old Ortiz faced Forrest Griffin for a third time on July 7, 2012 at UFC 148. … Read More
Jameson and Ortiz split up in March 2013. … Read More
Ortiz was arrested on DUI charges in Los Angeles on January 6, 2014. … Read More


2015 40 Years Old On June 19, 2015, it was announced that Ortiz will face Liam McGeary for the Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship. … Read More
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