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ESPN.com has reported that former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz will fight Chael Sonnen in the main event of a Bellator event in January.
Ortiz, “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” last competed at Bellator 142 last September where he was submitted by Liam McGeary via inverted triangle choke in a bid for Bellator’s light heavyweight title.
Sonnen hasn’t fought in over three years. The former UFC middleweight title challenger was knocked out by former champ Rashad Evans in the first round at UFC 167 and from there, “The American Gangster” has been in controversy surrounding repeated failed urinalyses, which led to a two-year suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission and Sonnen eventually retiring from MMA.
Bellator did not unveil any other matches for the event, which will be televised live on Spike.
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