Chael Sonnen vs. Tito Ortiz set for Bellator 170

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Former UFC stars will meet after the turn of the year following the announcement on Sports Center today that Chael Sonnen will take on Tito Ortiz at Bellator 170.

A former UFC light-heavyweight champion, this will be Ortiz’s first fight since losing to Liam McGeary for the Bellator title in September of last year.

For Sonnen, a former UFC middleweight and light-heavyweight title challenger, this will be his first fight in the Bellator cage having parted ways with the UFC at the end of a long ban for performance enhancing drug use just a few weeks ago.

As it fight it should be a relatively even match-up while as a spectacle it’s one of the biggest possible outside of the UFC today.

Bellator 170 takes place at the Forum in Los Angeles on January 21st.

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