Griffin outlasts Ortiz to earn decision win in close fight

source: The Underground

Tito "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Ortiz Vs. Forrest Griffin
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Tito Ortiz <a href=Tito Ortiz" />
Height 6′ 2″ (187.96 cm)
Weight 205 (92.99 kg)
Record 16-10-1
Team Team Punishment
Name Forrest Griffin <a href=Forrest Griffin" />
Height 6′ 3″ (190.5 cm)
Weight 205 (92.99 kg)
Record 18-7-0
Team Xtreme Couture
Forrest Griffin defeated Tito Ortiz by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)



tags: Forrest Griffin (detail)  Tito Ortiz (detail)  UFC 148   


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Trapped site profile image  

7/9/12 4:31 AM by Trapped

Forest scored 2x as many strikes and worked harder on the ground getting out and up from his back.Anyone that scored that fight for Tito doesn't lend any points to jujitsu or striking and should go back to watching wwe.

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7/9/12 2:31 AM by soldierdad5417

I never have and never will have rooted for Tito, but the dude kept bringing the fight to Griffin. That really was a great fight. Griffin's interview was hilarious. Griffin didn't want to come back to the cage, so he did was any good smart ass does and took matters into his own hands.

Kansas Comet site profile image  

7/9/12 12:18 AM by Kansas Comet

Need to institute and utilize the sudden victory round more..

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7/8/12 11:24 PM by BlazerinTraining

I don't understand where some people are getting 10-8 Tito just because he dropped Forrest with a single punch and failed to capitalize. It's a fight, people get caught and get knocked down but for it to be a 10-8 round you have to completely dominate the entire round which Tito never got close to doing in any of the rounds. Even though he had two takedowns and two big punches, that is all he had the entire fight. Forrest probably outstruck him 3:1. Forrest picked him apart and Tito looked old and tired. I was indifferent on the fight but honestly could understand them judging it 30-27 for Forrest depending on what they were lookiing at. Tito just didn't do anything with the takedown and the knockdowns. Forrest pushed the pace the entire fight and was constantly attacking and landing. Tito got picked apart and looked like it at the end of the fight.I was at BWW watching the fight so obviosuly I didn't hear a damn thing that was said when he interviewed Tito but the feeling I got from just watching how everything unfolded was that Forrest ran out of the cage to give Tito his moment and an interview. Then when he was forced to go back I felt like he was trying to make it about Tito instead of about himself. Again, I didn't hear anything that was said so i could be way off. That's just my opinion on how I saw it.

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7/8/12 5:33 AM by Forrest Spliffn

Both dudes are warriors fashos. Tito gassed horribly tho. If that's his cardio from training at 5000 ft I shudder to imagine his regular elevation cardio. Guys like tito don't need to spar and roll everyday. They have their skill set from years of bangin. His entire training camp could have consisted of all running and it likely would have been more beneficial. He knows how to throw the punches he throws and knows how to snipe a takedown. If Tito had great cardio tonite he could have easily smashed griffin. At this point in mma I applaud anyone who doesn't pull a guida. Full props go out to both fighters.

KissMisery site profile image  

7/8/12 5:05 AM by KissMisery

Tito won 2-1.If MMA is going to use the boxing model then why wouldn't Ortiz get 10-8 rounds when he dropped Griffin on his ass twice?Please.Tito fan and alwasy will be. The "People's Champ" would have disposed of Griffin if he was at 100& and any REAL fan would know that Tito was done after UFC 40.

CharlesLewis site profile image  

7/8/12 4:27 AM by CharlesLewis

 I had Tito ahead 2 rounds to 1, along with everyone else where I watched it... I want to see the scores.

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7/8/12 4:13 AM by fightharder

 I respect what Tito did for the sport and from a purely ''historical'' perspective this was an interesting fight since it featured to legends of the game. It was somewhat entertaining because of all the twists and turns and the ''gameness'' of both fighters (the where willing to go blow for blow). Having said that the level of striking (especially the ''boxing'') was quit horrendeous at times. And i always be one of the biggest Forrest fans alive but he really should have shown more in that fight. Even though Tito was fighting to make a statement Forrest should have dominated and finished Tito convincingly. Instead he kept getting clipped when he really started to apply pressure enough to make Tito buckle.I do think Forrest won that fight fairly but i am a little afraid of Forrest still has enough in him to pose a real threat to the fighters at the top of the division. I also wonder a little bit if his heart is really still in it. He can always return to (ghost) writing funny books. And yes i do think Forrest weird sense of humor is pretty hilarious.

SMS89 site profile image  

7/8/12 1:48 AM by SMS89

If a bird flies in the forest does it make two in the bush?

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7/8/12 1:43 AM by Big Pun

He left to give Tito his moment. He didn't care if he won the decision because he wanted a decisive victory.