Forrest Griffin vs. Tito Ortiz III Being Looked At For Mid 2012
In the latest example of “ask and you shall receive” matchmaking by the UFC, a light-heavyweight bout between two former champions is in the works for a yet to be determined event later this year.
The two former chances each hold a win a piece against each other and will look to prove once and for all who the better fighter is.
The two first fought at UFC 59 and Ortiz was able to best the rising Griffin at the time. However as the years past the two faced off in a rematch and in the second installment of this series it was Forrest Griffin who won the contest. Both fights where decided by close split-decisions.
Tito hasn’t had the best run in the UFC as of late. In fact the former champion is only 1-6-1 in his last eight contests. While he has definitely lost a lot more than he has won in recent years, his losses come at the hands of the divisions elite and all-former champions. He recently bounced back from a string of losses against Ryan Bader only to have that resurgence halted at the hands of Rashad Evans just a month later.
On the verge of retirement Ortiz asked to complete the trilogy with Griffin for his last professional contest.
Griffin, who is coming off a brutal loss to Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC Brazil took to idea and started campaigning for the trilogy match as well.
With the two fighters in agreement and the UFC now confirming its likelihood this bout should be a lock.
Stay tuned for an update as we discover when and where this fight takes place.