A.K.A: Huntington Beach Bad Boy
Place of Birth: Huntington Beach, California
Tito Ortiz is one of the most popular MMA fighters in the world. He is a former UFC light heavyweight champion, holding the title for over three years, from 2000-2003. He was the biggest pay-per-view draw of 2006.
Despite his past bad blood with UFC President Dana White, Ortiz returned to the UFC in July of 2009 and lost his first fight back, a split decision loss to Forrest Griffin at UFC 106. He went on to lose he most recent fight against Matt Hamill at UFC 121. Hamill was Ortiz’s first pick during The Ultimate Fighter Season 3.
MAJOR TITLES WON: UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
NOTABLE VICTORIES: Ken Shamrock, Forrest Griffin, Vitor Belfort, Patrick Côté, Vladimir Matyushenko, Evan Tanner, Wanderlei Silva, Guy Mezger
NOTABLE LOSSES: Matt Hamill, Forrest Griffin, Lyoto Machida, Chuck Liddell (twice), Randy Couture, Frank Shamrock, Guy Mezger