Tito Ortiz “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy”

Photo of Tito Ortiz
Team Team Punishment
Age 44
Gender Male
Height 6' 2"
Weight Class Light-heavyweight

Tito Ortiz is the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion from April 14, 2000 to September 26, 2003, when he lost the title to Randy Couture via unanimous decision. Ortiz emerged as one of the sport's biggest stars, becoming the biggest pay-per-view draw of 2006 and appearing on the covers of various magazines. Ortiz also appeared as one of the coaches on the reality television series, The Ultimate Fighter 3, and as a contestant on the Celebrity Apprentice reality show.

Professional Career Statistics

Pro Record 20-12-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length 21 years, 5 months, 25 days
Rounds Fought 68.0
Avg. Fights/Year 1.5
Longest Layoff 1 year, 10 months, 10 days
Quickest Turnaround 1 month

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 9 5 6
Losses 4 3 5
Finish Rate 70.0%
Finished Rate 58.3%
Win by Decision Rate 30.0%
Loss by Decision Rate 41.7%
Win by KO Rate 45.0%
Loss by KO Rate 33.3%
Win by SUB Rate 25.0%
Loss by SUB Rate 25.0%
Win Method
Loss Method

Current Streak

2 Wins

Quick Hits

Fastest Win 00:13
Fastest KO 00:30
Fastest SUB 00:13
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 1.8
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 08:58
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 2.4
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 12:05
Finish Rounds
Finished Rounds

Official Professional Fight Record

Date Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
Official MMA Fight Results 11/24/2018 W
(19-12-1)
Chuck Liddell
(21-8-0)
LHW
(204.8 vs. 203.4)
KO
Liddell vs Ortiz III
1 4:24
Official MMA Fight Results 01/21/2017 W
(18-12-1)
Chael Sonnen
(28-15-1)
LHW
(204.8 vs. 205.8)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Bellator MMA 170
1 2:03
Official MMA Fight Results 09/19/2015 L
(18-11-1)
Liam McGeary
(10-0-0)
LHW
(204.6 vs. 204.8)
Submission (Triangle Choke)
Bellator MMA 142
1 4:41
Official MMA Fight Results 11/15/2014 W
(17-11-1)
Stephan Bonnar
(14-8-0)
LHW
(205.5 vs. 205.5)
Decision (Split Decision)
Bellator MMA 131
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 05/17/2014 W
(16-11-1)
Alexander Shlemenko
(50-7-0)
LHW
(205.5 vs. 201.9)
Submission (Choke)
Bellator MMA 120: Rampage VS. King Mo
1 2:27
Official MMA Fight Results 07/07/2012 L
(16-10-1)
Forrest Griffin
(18-7-0)
LHW
(204.0 vs. 204.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 148 Silva vs. Sonnen
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 12/10/2011 L
(16-9-1)
Rogerio Nogueira
(19-5-0)
LHW
(206.0 vs. 204.5)
TKO/RSC
UFC 140: Machida vs. Jones
1 3:15
Official MMA Fight Results 08/06/2011 L
(16-8-1)
Rashad Evans
(15-1-1)
LHW
(205.8 vs. 204.4)
TKO/RSC
UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz
2 4:48
Official MMA Fight Results 07/02/2011 W
(15-8-1)
Ryan Bader
(12-1-0)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 205.0)
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
UFC 132: Cruz vs.Faber
1 1:56
Official MMA Fight Results 10/23/2010 L
(15-7-1)
Matt Hamill
(8-2-0)
LHW
(206.0 vs. 203.5)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 11/21/2009 L
(15-6-1)
Forrest Griffin
(16-6-0)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 204.0)
Decision (Split Decision)
UFC 106: Ortiz vs Griffin 2
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 05/24/2008 L
(15-5-1)
Lyoto Machida
(12-0-0)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 203.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 84: Ill Will
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 07/07/2007 D
(15-5-0)
Rashad Evans
(10-0-0)
LHW
(205.5 vs. 204.0)
Draw (Unanimous Draw)
UFC 73
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 12/30/2006 L
(15-4-0)
Chuck Liddell
(19-3-0)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 205.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz 2
3 3:59
Official MMA Fight Results 10/10/2006 W
(14-4-0)
Ken Shamrock
(26-11-2)
LHW
(203.5 vs. 204.5)
KO
UFC: The Final Chapter
1 2:23
Official MMA Fight Results 07/08/2006 W
(13-4-0)
Ken Shamrock
(26-10-2)

(206.0 vs. 206.0)
TKO/RSC
UFC 61: Bitter Rivals
1 1:18
Official MMA Fight Results 04/15/2006 W
(12-4-0)
Forrest Griffin
(12-2-0)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 203.0)
Decision (Split Decision)
UFC 59: Reality Check
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 02/05/2005 W
(11-4-0)
Vitor Belfort
(12-4-0)
LHW
(204.5 vs. 205.0)
Decision (Split Decision)
UFC 51: Super Saturday
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 10/22/2004 W
(10-4-0)
Patrick Cote
(5-0-0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 50: The War of '04
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 04/02/2004 L
(10-3-0)
Chuck Liddell
(13-3-0)
LHW
(202.0 vs. 204.0)
TKO/RSC
UFC 47: It's On
2 0:38
Official MMA Fight Results 09/26/2003 L
(10-2-0)
Randy Couture
(11-5-0)
LHW
(204.5 vs. 205.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 44: Undisputed
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 11/22/2002 W
(9-2-0)
Ken Shamrock
(25-7-2)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 201.0)
TKO/RSC (Doctor Stoppage)
UFC 40: Vendetta
5 5:00
NSF 09/28/2001 W
(8-2-0)
Vladimir Matyushenko
(10-1-0)
LHW Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 33: Victory in Vegas
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 06/29/2001 W
(7-2-0)
Elvis Sinosic
(4-3-1)
LHW TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC 32: Showdown In The Medowlands
1 3:32
Official MMA Fight Results 02/23/2001 W
(6-2-0)
Evan Tanner
(23-2-0)
LHW KO (Slam)
UFC 30: Battle on the Boardwalk
1 0:30
NSF 12/16/2000 W
(5-2-0)
Yuki Kondo
(29-8-3)
LHW Submission (Neck Crank)
UFC 29: Defense of the Belts
1 1:51
NSF 04/14/2000 W
(4-2-0)
Wanderlei Silva
(11-2-0)
LHW Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 25: Ultimate Japan 3
5 5:00
NSF 09/24/1999 L
(4-1-0)
Frank Shamrock
(18-7-2)
LHW Submission
UFC 22: There Can Be Only One Champion
4 4:48
NSF 03/05/1999 W
(3-1-0)
Guy Mezger
(22-7-2)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC 19: Young Guns
1 9:55
NSF 01/08/1999 W
(2-1-0)
Jerry Bohlander
(9-2-0)
TKO/RSC (Doctor Stoppage from a Cut)
UFC 18: Road to the Heavyweight Title
1 14:31
NSF 12/08/1998 W
(1-1-0)
Jeremy Screeton
(0-1-0)
Submission (Knees)
West Coast NHB Championships 1
1 0:13
NSF 05/30/1997 W
(0-0-0)
Wes Albritton
(0-0-0)
TKO/RSC (Corner Threw in the Towel from Elbows)
UFC 13: The Ultimate Force
1 0:33
NSF 05/30/1997 L
(0-0-0)
Guy Mezger
(11-5-2)
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
UFC 13: The Ultimate Force
1 3:00
* Bouts marked with an 'Official' logo denote results which have been verified by an ABC-recognized athletic commission
* Bouts marked with an (*) are considered exhibition bouts and do not count towards the fighter's record
* Weights marked with an (*) denote those over the limit for the weight class