Saturday, November 27, 2021

Tito Ortiz In Line For Possible Title Shot With Win

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

When Tito Ortiz made his triumphant return to the winner's circle at UFC 132, in impressive first round fashion, submitting Ryan Bader via choke out, many eyebrows were raised as to what exactly this Tito Ortiz 2.0 could bring to the table.

Following up his UFC 132 shocker Ortiz, at first reluctant, signed on to face Rashad Evans on short notice at UFC 133 on August 6th winning praise from UFC President Dana White and win or lose getting at least one more fight in the Octagon.

But one may wonder just how important a win could be for Ortiz when he faces Evans, who has been promised a title shot with a win on August 6th. Dana White tries to put it into perspective:

“I don't know,” White said. “It's tough one. He beats [Ryan] Bader who was ranked, I think 7 or 8. Then he comes back and beats the guy ranked No. 1? I don't know. It's a tough question. Some would say Tito. Some would say he probably has to beat one other guy. I don't know. We'll figure that out when it happens.”

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