Fight Highlights: Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin

Fight Highlights: Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin Last July 7, Friday at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Area, UFC 148 was held between UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin, former UFC light heavyweight champion. As the final part of their trilogy, they made a good exhibition on their ‘Fight of the Night.’

Thrilling Fight on Round 1

During the Round 1, Griffin started the fight with a head kick then used his right hand to circle straight on Ortiz. Griffin tries some decent strikes on Ortiz by attempting to work his front kick. However, Ortiz manages to shoot in and take him down. Even though this happens, Griffin stands up and gets off Ortiz by taking him down with a combo. He guards more of Ortiz’s nabs but the latter makes his moves by ensuring with slow fight exchanges. Ortiz grabs Griffin and shoves him on the side of arena. Ortiz tries lunging hook but misses on Griffin. The latter seeks vengeance with is superman punch. The first round is finished with one more attempt from Ortiz. Fighting Scores were 10-9 in favor of Ortiz.

Filling It All Up on Round 2

Ortiz manages his fighting grip but his opponent quickly gets his position fast. A couple more tags from Ortiz but Griffin stays and stands. He snaps Ortiz’s head with a right jab. Hard Ortiz stands up but lands up a front kick from Griffin. More hammerfists are blown by Griffin even Ortiz tries to attempt. Fight is favorable on Griffin with 10-9.

Summing the Odds on Round 3

Ortiz tries to defend himself with punch combos and low kicks from Griffin. A left hook made Ortiz lucky for some time but is continuously guarded by Griffin. He thinks of the fence to turn down Ortiz. They both fire off with different combinations. Ortiz earns the odds and raises his hands at the end. In favor of Ortiz, 10-9 but Griffin defeated Ortiz through unanimous decision.

A Winning Streak for Lopez Versus Ortiz Via Knockout

A Winning Streak for Lopez Versus Ortiz Via KnockoutThe fight between Victor Ortiz and Josesito Lopez decided it all. During the 9th round at the Staples center fight. Afterwards, Ortiz complained a broken jaw done by Lopez. This prompted Ortiz team to discontinue and succumb to Lopez being the winner. Nonetheless, before the fight, Ortiz already had plans to have a fight Saul “Canelo” Alvarez at the start of the 4th quarter this year.  The fight date and venue was already set for WBC super welterweight title. Nonetheless, his defeat came with a knockout loss.

Now that defeat came to Ortiz, the fight would certainly come to Lopez to fight Canelo at the ringside. Ortiz was also defeated by Floyd Mayweather last September 2011 during a knockout in 4th round. Ortiz had declared that he would not fight since his jaw was severely injured during the fight with Lopez. No medical confirmation had confirmed the broken jaw of Ortiz. Nonetheless, he was stunned after the ninth round when Lopez’s left hand hit his jaw.

Even though Ortiz had more punches than Lopez with a 147–122 margin, he was also willing to exchange good shots with the opponent. The 10th ring of the bell was the signal to go and get ready but the referee already signaled the fight was over.

The fight wasn’t for Ortiz but for Andre Berto versus Lopez. However, the fight was given to Ortiz, as Berto tested for steroids and came out positive. After this result, it became a rematch for Ortiz and Lopez of their April 2011 fight under a unanimous decision. Nonethess, Ortiz was reminded for hitting Lopez at the nape during fifth round. This has made Lopez dizzy and needed a minute or two to refocus. Nonetheless, Lopez finished the boxing fight.

In the end, Lopez won the fight via knockout and announced Ortiz to be Alvarez’s next challenger.

Fisher Trained With Freddie Roach Before He Fought Stout

Fisher Trained With Freddie Roach Before He Fought StoutOn the opening of UFC on FX 4, Spencer Fisher appeared with utmost fighting advantage during the press conference. These events are gaining support especially from photographers who want to see some action just before the actual fight event. For better actions, Fisher showed some foot work, combinations, and excitement for the next fight. After the workout and training, he attended to media questions on his upcoming MMA fight versus Sam Stout. This is the third of the fights they both have and another main event for UFC.

Just last year, their two UFC fights were nominated for the year’s best fight. Fisher is very excited about his fight with Stout and is looking forward for a knockout. He admits that both of them are kind of getting off their places. “I think the last time we fought, we were coming off losses,” says Fisher.

Seeing other trilogies in MMA, there are only few who could compare with the thrill that both these fighters have offered so far for their fans. They are both able to fight in any skill or style. Nonetheless, they are at their best when fighting on ground. The first two fights was 1-1 that made the crowd roar higher for another fight. Hence, this third will mark their current careers in MMA.

Pat Miletich was the longtime trainer of Fisher. Nonetheless, he is no longer with MFS fight team and works with Freddie Roach in Southern California. Fisher shares that this was a dream come true for his career. He loves the feeling and excitement while training with Manny Pacquiao’s trainer.

The results of the fight just last June 23 were not in favor with Fisher. However, he still manages to gain confidence in all his endeavors. Fans were still cheering all their luck on Fisher even though the judges favored Stout.