. - Both Ortiz and Sonnen are currently retired. "I knew I'd get the choke because I knew he wouldn't want to get pounded by me," said Ortiz, who has gone 3-1 in the Bellator cage. Getty Chael Sonnen. Join both Tito Ortiz and Chael Sonnet as they discuss their heated rivalry at BELLATOR! CHAEL SONNEN RELATED NEWS. "Rory MacDonald is coming from the UFC. [47] Based on his testimony, the CSAC voted to recharacterize Sonnen's transgression as a failure to properly disclose a medical treatment, and correspondingly reduced his suspension from twelve months to six, ending March 2, 2011. In my house, we understand, if you want to be heard, you gotta make a little noise. "I'm looking at everybody: marquee names and champions," Daley said. Check out the MMA Forums to . Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen. Their unforgettable rivalry was the source of endless trash talk culminating in an epic light heavyweight bout. - Tito! After the win, the British veteran called for a fight against former UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald. On April 4, 2019, it was announced that Sonnen would face Lyoto Machida on June 14, 2019, at Bellator 222 in Bellator's return to Madison Square Garden. Video footage showed Sonnen in handcuffs being walked down a hotel hallway by Las Vegas police officers, but Sonnen was not arrested, only detained and later given citations for the charges. Tito Ortiz def. [23], A rematch was scheduled for March 26, 2008, but was cancelled after Filho entered a drug rehabilitation program. Casey did it again on the prelim portion of the card when he notched the second draw of his career, this one with Bellator journeyman Keith Berry. Chael Sonnen Record: 29-15-1 Height: 6' 1" Weight: 205 lbs. He landed a couple of punches up close, as Daley used the cage to wall-walk back to his feet. Brennan Ward by KO, 2:27, Rd. Afterward, Ortiz formally retired, laying his gloves in the center of the cage. [52] Sonnen appeared before the CSAC on May 18, 2011, requesting the suspension be lifted. This was Sonnen's first fight in more than three years. Instead I strapped my shoes on and ran stairs and worked harder. [106] He lost the fight via TKO in the first round. When will Jamahal Hill defend? [152] On January 3, 2011, he pleaded guilty to money laundering in connection with mortgage fraud. It was all over in just under two-and-a-half minutes. "Tonight, January 21, 2017, I'm going to let my son lay these gloves down," Ortiz said. "I didn't get brought to Bellator to fight Tito Ortiz," Sonnen said, per Bohn. MMA Fighting tweeted out the official result and time of the finish: #Bellator170 results: Tito Ortiz def. Ortiz unquestionably did what he set out to do Saturday night, winning his retirement fight with a first-round rear-naked choke of Chael Sonnen. He believed that a rubber match was required to settle their fued. [112], Upon signing with Bellator MMA in 2016, Sonnen signed as an analyst for Bellator in addition to being a fighter, and he also did commentary on numerous Bellator events. It took little time at all for Sonnen (29-14-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) to win the match, pinning Ortiz (18-12-1 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) in a mere 44 seconds. Tito Ortiz capped off a storied career with a first-round rear-naked choke over Chael Sonnen at Bellator 170. Gabriel Green by KO, 0:36, Rd. He gassed badly. In the main event, you had two very famous fighters in former UFC contender Chael Sonnen, who came out of retirement for this fight, and former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz, who went into retirement after this fight. On March 30, 2022, Sonnen's charges were reduced to six misdemeanors [162][163] and the trial is set to begin on April 5, 2023, after Sonnen rejected a plea deal offered by prosecutors on four misdemeanor battery charges.[164]. [96] On July 23, 2014, the NSAC ruled that Sonnen would be suspended for 2 years from martial arts competition worldwide due to his multiple failed drugs tests. [17] He attended West Linn High School, where he was a state runner-up. [91][92] However, Sonnen subsequently failed his random drug test and was removed from the bout. [114], Sonnen is of German heritage,[143] and is a Catholic. I should have said 'my' instead of 'I.' Ortiz Turns Into Mush Face, Passes Out After Failing 9G Centrifuge Check out Tito Ortiz . 'Rampage' vs. 'King Mo' rematch set for March 31, Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information. The choke was not entirely under Sonnen's neck, but the pressure was hard enough that Sonnen tapped. [40] He was fined $2,500 and suspended for one year (until September 2, 2011) by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC). Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz has continuously challenged Chael Sonnen to fight via Twitter, and "The American Gangster" recently hit back in a big way . [95], On June 30, 2014, UFC and Fox Sports announced they had terminated Sonnen's contract as a UFC analyst due to his multiple failed drug tests. "This fight was difficult for me because I genuinely like the guy," Daley said. Ortiz versus Sonnen 1 went down at Bellator 170 in Jan. 2017. (Image via Bellator PR) Sonnen's fight purses have been more modest throughout his MMA career, though the fighter said he was at one time . [15], Sonnen was born in either Milwaukie, Oregon,[16] or West Linn, Oregon[5] (sources differ), and began wrestling at the age of nine. Ortiz even helped him out with some material. Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes, TD Def. Chael Sonnen demands Robert Whittaker vs. Dricus du Plessis bout be canceled: 'It's not too late!' . In the United States, Bellator can be seen on Spike, the MMA television leader. [86] He lost the fight via TKO in the first round. [90] Silva was ultimately pulled from the fight entirely after he failed to submit an application to fight in the state of Nevada, as well as his refusal to undergo a random drug test and was replaced by Vitor Belfort. In the final bout of his 20-year career, former UFC champion Tito Ortiz made quick work of Chael Sonnen via first-round submission at Bellator 170 on Saturday. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 2001,[20] with a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology. According to Kizer, Sonnen initially deflected his questions but, when pressed further, admitted no conversation between Kizer and himself had occurred. Was this the biggest card in Bellator history? Chael Sonnen and Tito Ortiz traded blows inside and outside the cage. (0:53). #Bellator170 results: Tito Ortiz def. Your login session has expired. JAN 25, 2017. The two men wrestled in college, meeting in a match in Oregon on Jan. 23, 1998. It's probably not possible for a knee to land any flusher on an opponent's jaw. A bout between Sonnen and Jones for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship took place on April 27, 2013, at UFC 159. From there, it didn't take long for Sonnen to give up his back, and the end was nigh. 1, Daniel Rodriguez def. Chael Sonnen by submission (rear-naked choke), 2:03, Rd. [28] He took the fight on 22 days' notice, and lost 36 pounds (16kg) in order to compete. He won his first six fights, before losing to Trevor Prangley. Return to Light Heavyweight. The former UFC champion said many times leading up to the bout that this would be his final fight. History will record that Hisaki Kato defeated Ralek Gracie by unanimous decision Saturday night. After hearing testimony from Keith Kizer via streaming video, as well as from Sonnen and his supporters, the CSAC voted 41 to uphold the suspension. Won the Dangerzone Light Heavyweight Tournament and the Dangerzone Light Heavyweight Championship. Ortiz, from Huntington Beach, California, is a former UFC light heavyweight champion. I was heartbroken. [101] He got knocked down in the first round but dominated the rest of the fight to guarantee a win over his long-time rival. [56], Sonnen was expected to face Mark Muoz on January at UFC on Fox 2,[57] but Muoz was injured and replaced by Michael Bisping. [155] In February 2013 Sonnen sued his business partner for embezzlement and unpaid rent. In his post-fight interview, Sonnen said he told the referee not to stop the fight, and continually said "No" when the referee asked if he wanted to submit. "This retirement is well due," Ortiz said on a Bellator 170 conference call, perDave Doyleof MMA Fighting. Ward wheeled back, giving Daley the space he needed to launch the flying knee. #Bellator170Subscribe for more Bellator MMA content! [79][80][81], Sonnen was expected to face Maurcio Rua on June 15, 2013, at UFC 161, replacing Antnio Rogrio Nogueira, who had pulled out of the bout citing a back injury. Tito Ortiz def. - Kizer called this a "strange story" and a "ridiculous explanation"[51] Kizer acknowledged speaking with Sonnen's manager (Matt Lindland) about TRT, but said the conversation concerned only the procedure itself, not the application of any particular fighter. Sonnen, who spent most of his career at middleweight, did not look to be in as good of a shape as Ortiz. As Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com noted, this isn't the first time Sonnen's submission defense has been suspect. The finishing blow came just moments after Daley wobbled Ward with a spinning back elbow out of the clinch. Sonnen stated that his opponent verbally submitted during the fight: In 2017, when Ortiz offered to come out of retirement to face Fedor Emelianenko in Bellator, 'The American Gangster' saw a possibility for a future rematch between the two. Sonnen appealed the CSAC's decision. The win avenges a loss Ortiz suffered to Sonnen in 1998, when the two met on the collegiate wrestling mats. After leaving Bodog, Sonnen defeated future Ultimate Fighter member Kyacey Uscola at SuperFight 20: Homecoming. 1, Jack May def. Three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen was recently challenged to a rematch by ex-light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz. Let's just try to have fun for once, OK? An emotional Ortiz wasted little time exacting his revenge against Sonnen. His striking, what there was of it, was wooden and defensive in nature. Odds: Tito Ortiz +175 Chael Sonnen -190. Sherdog's live Bellator 170 coverage kicks off Saturday at 6:30 p.m. In late 2003, he was submitted by future Ultimate Fighter winner and UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Forrest Griffin with a triangle choke submission. [41] His scheduled rematch with Silva was subsequently cancelled.[42][43]. [61] The fight was considered by many analysts and several major media outlets as the most highly anticipated bout in UFC history. 1, Paul Daley def. Sonnen announced his retirement post-bout. APPLE STORE: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bellator-mma/id592751332PLAY STORE: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mtvn.android.bellator\u0026hl=en_US\u0026gl=USSubscribe to the Bellator MMA newsletter: http://eepurl.com/RYB3fSubscribe for more Bellator MMA content! . It got so bad that at one point referee Jason Herzog warned them both for timidity. JAN 25, 2017. 4Y; Marc Raimondi; In a later interview, Sonnen stated it was the choke, not the armbar, that made him submit. One cageside judge scored it a 108 round as Silva was credited with zero strikes. Tito Ortiz has recently claimed he is open to giving Chael Sonnen "another chance" after a much controversial ending back in 2017.. During the pair's meeting back at Bellator 170, Ortiz was . Who will win the rubber match between Demetrious Johnson and Adriano Moraes at ONE's U.S. debut Friday? "[48][49][50] At a subsequent meeting between the UFC, Sonnen and the NSAC, Kizer asked Sonnen about his testimony at the December 2, 2010, CSAC hearing. Derek Anderson by unanimous decision, Guilherme Vasconcelos def. It continued that way on the ground as well. [55], After his suspension, Sonnen returned to the UFC on October 8, 2011, defeating Brian Stann with a second round arm triangle choke at UFC 136. Once Ortiz was on top, the fight was all his. [46] He said he believed this advice about disclosure also applied to the forms of other state athletic commissions. Sonnen sold Mean Streets Pizza in 2014 to new management and it was renamed Island Sam's Pizza. [109], On November 11, 2014, ESPN announced it had hired Sonnen as an MMA analyst. [160] However, on March 22, 2022, the district attorney, who had the power to charge Sonnen again with new information, charged Sonnen with one felony battery by strangulation charge, along with 10 misdemeanor battery charges, including alleged choking of one person, possible striking of a female among others. See All. I could have quit after I got pinned by Chael. The bout ended with Ortiz submitting Sonnen via a rear-naked choke in the first round. For more, follow Scott on Twitter. [104] He won the fight via unanimous decision,[105] securing a takedown in each round to establish the win. "The People's Champion" walked out the sport with his hand raised high with one final . A veteran of The Ultimate Fighter and six UFC contests, Casey's career pattern is pretty discernible by now. Sonnen pinned Ortiz in the match, which took place on Ortiz's birthday. Josh Gross of Bleacher Report commented on the finish, as Ortiz drew the tap without even having the hold under Sonnen's chin: Tito looks like he has some fight left in him. I wasn't able to win that match but it led to better things. In 2006, as the agent for a home sale, he told the title company to pay a plumbing company owned by Sonnen's mother for repairs, though he knew they would not be carried out. Now, it's doubtful the denouement of Sonnen's career will feature a late run at the title. [21], A lifelong fan, Sonnen had an interest in pursuing a career in professional wrestling, and he attended a try out for World Championship Wrestling at the WCW Power Plant in the summer of 1998.[22]. He debuted on November 14, previewing UFC 180. That likely would mean providing the company with some star power as it continues to grow its brand while competing with the UFC as well as competing for the company's light heavyweight championship. [39], Urinalysis conducted after his loss to Anderson Silva showed Sonnen had an unallowably high testosterone/epitestosterone (T/E) ratio of 16.9:1 at the time of the fight. Ward was carried out on a stretcher as a precaution but gave a thumbs-up to the fans on his way out. Christian Gonzalez by TKO, 3:55, Rd. Bellator 170 Peaks at 1.85 Million Viewers for Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen Headliner The Bellator 170 headliner between UFC veterans Tito Ortiz and Chael Sonnen . See All. What is Chael Sonnen's Bellator record? It was a cool moment for a fighter who, for all his cheesiness and heel tendencies, was an extremely important fighter for Bellator, the UFC and all of MMA history. Chael Sonnen Forrest Griffin 0 0 5 2 1 0 0 1 IFC - Global Domination Sep. 06, 2003 SUB . Ortiz fought for the strap in what is now his penultimate fight against Liam McGeary. [97], On September 15, 2016, it was reported that Sonnen had signed a multi-fight contract with Bellator MMA.[98]. The 39-year-old was fighting for the first time since 2013, due to a two-year drug suspension and retirement. [18][19], After high school, Sonnen attended Brigham Young University before transferring to the University of Oregon in Eugene,[20] when BYU began considering cutting their wrestling program. Tito Ortiz submits Chael Sonnen in the first round of the main event of Bellator 170. He was fired by host Arnold Schwarzenegger in the show's 4th week after it emerged that he had deliberately cut his team's computer cord in order to gain them more time.[165]. Fireworks were expected in a welterweight bout between Paul Daley (39-14-2) and Brennan Ward (14-5). Given the result, this may have been the end for two longtime names in the sport. Sonnen has appeared in the following films: In 2017, he appeared on The New Celebrity Apprentice, the 8th season of reality game show The Celebrity Apprentice. [93], Following the controversy of his second failed drug test, Sonnen announced on the June 11, 2014, episode of UFC Tonight his retirement from MMA competition. The two did not disappoint. May retirement treat him well. Since hanging up his gloves, Chael Sonnen has comfortably transitioned to an MMA analyst and YouTube personality. [108] Sonnen announced his retirement from MMA in the post-fight interview. Their rivalry dates . 4Y; "[146] In 2016, Chael's newborn daughter, died. [145] On the next episode of his podcast, he said that he had never understood parents who describe something as mundane as birth as a miracle, but that now he understood. When the door opened, Sonnen allegedly got into a physical altercation with multiple people, prompting hotel guests to call 911. [110] On July 24, Sonnen was revealed as part of the announce team for GFW's Amped program. Tito Ortiz talks potential fight with Logan Paul. Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen After Chael Sonnen, left, controlled most of their fight at UFC 117 in 2010, Anderson Silva executed a triangle choke to pull out the victory and retain his UFC . Getty Chael Sonnen. Also, a free live stream of the prelims can be watched here. On August 14, 2012, on UFC Tonight, Sonnen announced he would face Forrest Griffin in a Light Heavyweight rematch on December 29, 2012, at UFC 155. That should actually be Bellator's slogan. "I got brought to Bellator to replace Tito Ortiz.". The Sonnen-Ortiz rivalry: When Chael Sonnen accused Tito Ortiz of verbally tapping During an appearance on The MMA Hour in 2017, Chael Sonnen spoke to host Ariel Helwani about his Bellator 170 . Chael Sonnen and Tito Ortiz traded blows inside and outside the cage. The bout was Sonnen's debut in the promotion and, unfortunately for him, was his first defeat, succumbing to a first round rear . At UFC 60, he fought Jeremy Horn for the third time and submitted to an armbar. Sonnen started his mixed martial arts career in 1997 at the age of 19, by defeating Ben Hailey in Vancouver, Washington. And he was right. Avg. It was the ninth submission loss of Sonnen's pro career. Chael Sonnen is widely regarded as one of the greatest UFC stars to have never won a UFC title. [69] Sonnen originally accepted a fight with Jon Jones for the title at UFC 151, after Jones's original challenger Dan Henderson was injured, but Jones declined. Ward converted a couple of takedowns early but wasn't able to keep Daley down. Moments later, however, Sonnen aggressively attempted another guillotine, which resulted in him forfeiting top position and moving back to the bottom. [58] Sonnen was awarded the unanimous decision (3027, 2928, and 2928) victory after three rounds. He went on to win a unanimous decision over Alexey Oleinik, defeat Tim McKenzie in 13 seconds with a D'arce choke, and finish UFC and PRIDE veteran Amar Suloev via TKO. 1, Hisaki Kato def. In his sworn testimony, Sonnen claimed to have been previously approved for TRT by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), and to have spoken directly to NSAC's Executive Director, Keith Kizer, who informed him he was approved for TRT and should not again disclose the treatment on the pre-bout medical disclosure statements required by the NSAC.

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