Tito Ortiz Remains with UFC, Meets Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in March

Written by Tom Ngo
November 12th, 2010

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champ Tito Ortiz

Although Tito Ortiz lost a lopsided unanimous decision to Matt Hamill at UFC 121, plummeting his record to 0-4-1 over his last five contests, it appears “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy’s” controversial UFC career will continue on. 

Today, company president Dana White confirmed with MMAJunkie.com that Ortiz will meet Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in a yet-to-be announced event in March 2011.

The former light heavyweight champ holds a respectable 15-8-1 record, with all but one of his scraps coming inside the Octagon. However, it can be argued the soon-to-be 36-year-old hasn’t posted a significant win since taking a split decision from Vitor Belfort at UFC 51 back in February 2005.

Little Nog suffered a convincing unanimous decision loss to Ryan Bader in his last outing. Prior to UFC 119, the Brazilian was riding a seven-fight win streak, which included UFC victories over Luiz Cane and Jason Brilz, respectively.

According to the report, the United Arab Emirates, possibly in Abu Dhabi, will likely host a show in March. As of now, that is the only rumored event for the month and it appears the fight card will be dubbed UFC 128.

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