Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011
Ortiz vs. Nogueira Official for Fight Night 24
By FCF Staff
Tito Ortiz will look to keep his UFC roster position at Seattle’s Key Arena on March 26th, when the former light-heavyweight champ takes on accomplished veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, at Fight Night 24. The UFC officially confirmed the expected bout today.
Ortiz (15-8-1) has reportedly been given one more chance to remain with the UFC and end his five fight, winless streak. The 35 year-old-veteran has not won a bout since October, 2006, when he stopped Ken Shamrock. Ortiz (pictured) last competed at UFC 121 in October and lost by unanimous decision to Matt Hamill.
Nogueira (19-4) will also be looking to get back on the winning track, as the former Pride competitor is coming off a UD loss to Ryan Bader in September. The defeat was “Lil Nog’s” first since 2007, a run which has seen the fighter score wins over Jason Brilz and Luis Cane since signing with the UFC.
The UFC also confirmed two welterweight bouts for the March 26th card, as former contender Dan Hardy (23-8) will take on Anthony Johnson (8-3), and well travelled vet Duane Ludwig (20-11) will fight Amir Sadollah (4-2).
Some of the other bouts scheduled to take place at Fight Night 24 include John Hathaway vs. Kris McKray, Nam Phan vs. Leonard Garcia, and Sean McCorkle vs. Christian Morecraft.
posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 6:42 pm