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Chael Sonnen vs. Tito Ortiz taking place in 2017


Chael Sonnen claimed that he would be fighting Tito Ortiz on Nov. 19 at Bellator 165. However, that’s not the case.

Ortiz announced on Friday’s Inside MMA that he would be fighting Sonnen in January of 2017.

Ortiz (18-11) is currently on a two-fight winning streak. In his last six bouts, he’s 2-3. In those six bouts, he lost to Rashad Evans by second-round TKO at UFC 133, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 140 by first-round TKO and then lost to Forrest Griffin at UFC 148 by unanimous to end his stint in the UFC. He signed with Bellator MMA and has won ever since. He beat Alexander Shlemenko at Bellator 120 by first-round triangle choke and then beat Stephan Bonnar at Bellator 131 by split decision. He was submitted by Liam McGeary in the first round at Bellator 142.

In his last five MMA bouts, Sonnen went 3-2 and lost his last bout to Rashad Evans back at UFC 167 by first-round TKO.

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