Tito Ortiz to make comeback against former WWE star

✅ The former UFC champion is back for a bout in Combate Americas ✅ Will face fighter who took on a prime Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic

Tito Ortiz’ latest retirement didn’t last long – his comeback is already planned. 

After defeating arch rival Chuck Liddell in November last year UFC and Bellator veteran Tito Ortiz (20-12-1) announced his retirement. That was far from the first time he’s done just that, and not long after he spoke with TMZ about a possible comeback. Now MMA Fighting have reported that a 210 pound catch weight bout between Ortiz and longtime veteran Alberto Rodriguez (9-5), also known by his WWE alias Alberto Del Rio or former nick name Dos Caras Jr. The fight will take place at a future Combate Americas event, date and venue are not yet decided.

Defeated two rivals

Ortiz has enjoyed a career turnaround as of late, as he’s won four out of his five last bouts. In his last wins he’s defeated former Bellator champion Alexander Shlemenko, former UFC title challenger and rival Chael Sonnen and most recently above mentioned Liddell. The lone loss came in a title bout to then Bellator champ Liam McGeary. Over the years Ortiz has announced his supposed retirement multiple times, only to return shortly after.

Rodriguez, a former pro wrestling star, is perhaps most known in MMA circles for his knockout loss to Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic. His last outing was in 2010, where a loss to Mamoru Yamamoto snapped a six fight winning streak.

Do you think Tito Ortiz wins his comeback fight? 


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With roots in muay thai and as an avid combat sports fan, Sebastian Vendel-Martinez grew up while the MMA scene was blossoming in Sweden. He became part of the MMAnytt team in 2012 and has gone on to become one of the most prominent MMA reporters in Scandinavia. Currently he continues to work as a writer, reporter, video producer/editor and head editor for MMAnytt.com