Ortiz vs. Shlemenko booked for Bellator's PPV debut in May

 

Recently Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko called out former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz for a bout. It didn't take long for Bellator execs to put their heads together and make the fight happen:

Tito Ortiz will return from injury and face Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko in a light heavyweight fight on pay-per-view, the fighters announced on Friday night.

Shlemenko agreed to come up to 205 pounds to fight Ortiz the company’s May 17 event in Memphis, Tenn.

Ortiz (16-11-1) said he was recently cleared by his doctors to compete, after a hairline fracture in his neck sidelined him from making his Bellator debut last November.

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Tomato Can site profile image  

4/14/14 9:55 AM by Tomato Can

"Yes, the fight is ridiculous. No, it doesn't make any sense. But since when does that stop us from watching?"When it appears on a PPV that costs money to watch."The funny part is it's actually a more justifiable fight than Rousey-Carano, which may still end up happening this year."I suppose I can agree with that.

caposa site profile image  

4/14/14 9:47 AM by caposa

I don't get the hate. It's a potential showcase fight for Shlemenko, a guy who has paid his dues in the sport but has yet to receive recognition in the US. They have to get SOME use out of Tito, right? Does it not make sense to include one of your biggest names in the PPV? Yes, the fight is ridiculous. No, it doesn't make any sense. But since when does that stop us from watching? If this was on a K-1 Dynamite card people would be drooling over it. But of course since it's Bellator, it's an embarrassment to the sport. The funny part is it's actually a more justifiable fight than Rousey-Carano, which may still end up happening this year.

manzuri site profile image  

4/14/14 9:33 AM by manzuri

Breaking news, Ortiz schedules skull X-ray for may 15th!

gokudamus site profile image  

4/14/14 9:29 AM by gokudamus

yeah its pathetic...thought the ufc was above that

Nexuscrawlers site profile image  

4/14/14 9:12 AM by Nexuscrawlers

I will watch Shlemenko fight anyone. He should destroy tito imo.

hendofanforlife site profile image  

4/14/14 8:23 AM by hendofanforlife

its so joke you watched last weeks show and pretty much every weeks show and posted a bunch of times on the results page. youre very concerned about this "joke" and bring the joke up even when no one is talking about it. 

edge1782 site profile image  

4/14/14 7:55 AM by edge1782

Who cares !

BeauTown site profile image  

4/14/14 7:41 AM by BeauTown

Hope Tito wins

time traveling 12er site profile image  

4/14/14 7:36 AM by time traveling 12er

Steroids be damned, just fight!  Well, maybe not use grappling in this one because it would be more exciting.  Also will pay you more to lose because it will make for better story.  But yeah... just fight!  MMA Purity!  Pride never die!

Ramon Maroni site profile image  

4/14/14 7:16 AM by Ramon Maroni

I'd be shocked if this fight actually happened, Tito will get "hurt" again



 

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