Tito Ortiz Returns to Spike!

January 26, 2011

Last seen on season 11 of The Ultimate Fighter, the Huntington Beach Bad Boy will slug it out in Seattle!

He's a controversial icon who changed the way the game is played, and he'll be back to battle it out with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, March 26 on SPIKE.

Tito Ortiz debuted in 1997 at UFC 13 and captured fans' imagination with exciting fights, vicious finishes, and a brash and outspoken personality. He's fighting to work his way back into the title picture of the light heavyweight division and will need a win on March 26 over Antonio Rogerio Noguiera to do it.

"Little Nog" is also trying to get noticed in the stacked UFC Light Heavyweight division. The Brazilian is rebounding from a decision loss to Ryan Bader in September. With wins over Luiz Cane and Jason Brilz, where he recieved knockout and fight of the night honors respectively, fans can count on Nogueira to come ready for an exciting bout.

Three other matches have been announced for this event. In the co-main event, knockout artist Anthony "Rumble" Johnson will battle former #1 contender in the welterweight division Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy. Johnson is rebounding from an injury that has kept him sidelined since November 2009, and Hardy is trying to get back on track after back to back losses to Georges St-Pierre and Carlos Condit. This should be a tough test for both men.

Also on SPIKE will be a rematch of the controversial fight from The Ultimate Finale 12, as Leonard Garcia battles Nam Phan. After a razor thin decision that many fight fans, including Dana White disputed, an immediate rematch was ordered. The first match was a classic, and with both men needing to prove themselves the second should be that much better.

Finally, Duane "Bang" Ludwig, coming off a win over Nick Osipczak, will square off against Amir Sadollah, the winner of The Ultimate Fighter season 7. Sadollah is 4-2, havining beaten Peter Sobatta in November.

The action will be live on Spike on March 26. Stay tuned to spike.com for more information in the coming weeks!

(Photo credit: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/ Getty Images)

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