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Nearly 20 years have passed since Tito Ortiz (18-12-1) and Chael Sonnen (28-14-1) met in a collegiate wrestling match in Sonnen’s home state of Oregon. Now, the two mixed martial arts legends meet again, with a shot at sweet revenge for Ortiz, who was pinned during their clash in 1998. On January 21, Bellator MMA will invade Los Angeles and The Forum, as the Scott Coker-led promotion prepares for one of the biggest events of the year.
In the evening’s co-main event, fans will have the opportunity to experience a welterweight war pitting fellow sluggers Paul Daley (38-14-2) againstBrennan Ward (14-4). In middleweight action, Hisaki Kato (7-2) will be making his fourth appearance under the Bellator MMA umbrella, and is riding a two-fight winning streak as he prepares for undefeated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu prodigy Ralek Gracie (3-0). Finally, Georgi Karakhanyan (26-6-1) will challenge Emmanuel Sanchez (13-3) in a featherweight feature fight, while Derek Campos (17-6) and Derek Anderson (14-2, 1 NC) round out the Spike-televised main card with lightweight action.
Bellator 170: Ortiz vs. Sonnen airs live and free on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while preliminary bouts will stream live on Bellator.com and The Bellator Mobile App. Very few tickets remain and they can be purchased at The Forum Box Office, as well as Ticketmaster.com and Bellator.com.