Tito Ortiz vs Ken Shamrock Full Fight Video

Ortiz vs. Shamrock III was the final fight in the trilogy between Tito Ortiz and Ken Shamrock . The bout took place October 10, 2006 from Hollywood, FL.

The two had a heated rivalry that went all the way back to when they first fought at UFC 40 in 2002. Tito won the match by defeating Shamrock in the 3rd Round by TKO.

They met for a 2nd time at UFC 61 in 2006, and Ortiz was once again victorious, stopping Shamrock in the 1st Round by TKO.

This was Shamrock’s final chance to avenge those losses to Tito. Would he be victorious, or would Tito continue to assert dominance over Shamrock?

Round 1:  Ortiz and Shamrock meet in the center of the Octagon. Shamrock comes out with his hands down, very relaxed. Shamrock tries to go for a takedown, but Tito stuffs it, turns Shamrock around, and works him back into the cage. Tito throws knees at Shamrock’s legs while he holds him against the cage. Tito works diligently for a takedown, but Shamrock is defending. Tito gets one of Shamrock’s legs in the air, and both men drop to the canvas, Tito in top position. Tito starts working, dropping punches down on Shamrock.

Shamrock tries to control Tito’s body by holding onto him, but it is not very effective as Tito continues posturing up to reign down more punches. Shamrock holds his arms up to block Tito’s shots, but Tito still gets through anyway, dropping both punches and elbows. Shamrock is simply trying to survive at this point, grabbing Tito’s head trying to keep him in control. Tito starts working Shamrock’s body in an attempt to soften him up. Shamrock twists slightly, then Tito starts throwing multiple elbows. Tito is totally dominating Shamrock, keeping him up against the cage, and basically doing what he wants to do. Tito continues working, throwing elbow after elbow, then throwing punches.

Shamrock has not mounted any offense whatsoever. Tito postures up again and starts dropping bombs, lefts and rights, to Shamrock’s face. Ken is trying to cover his face, but Tito is totally destroying him with punches. Tito batters Shamrock with 7 or 8 more strong unanswered punches. It looks like Shamrock cannot take anymore, then Referee John Mccarthy steps in and saves Shamrock from taking any more damage. He separates the two and Tito Ortiz defeats Ken Shamrock by TKO in Round 1. The trilogy is completed, dominated totally by the “Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Tito Ortiz.

Ortiz Awaits Santos’ Release from UFC

It seems that Tito Ortiz has made his point when it comes to women’s difficulty in cutting weight in the MMA. Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos’ trainer and adviser was interviewed by AXS.TV’s Inside MMA; he said that it is proven that due to women’s “less water weight”, his prized fighter will never be able to cut weight compared to her male counterparts.

Ortiz explained: “Right, now, we’re actually waiting for UFC to release her.” Ortiz added: “We asked for them to release her. So, [Dana White] actually talked to me [Thursday]. They gave an offer, I went to Cyborg and she said she didn’t want to do it. And we just asked for a release.”

As the interview progressed, Ortiz further explained: “Since they’re not having a 145-pound weight class, what else [can] they do? As of now, she’s gonna be released and maybe we’ll go look at somewhere else and you’ll be seeing Cyborg crush some other women’s faces.”

Opposing organization Invicta FC on the other hand is busy building a solid brand as Strikeforce bade farewell last January to its fans. Invicta will surely welcome Cyborg as one of the new faces of the association as the 27-year old bantamweight continues her quest in keeping her 10 wins and only 1 loss professional career.

Santos’ last fight was a no contest over Hiroko Yamanaka at Strikeforce-Melendez versus Masvidal in December 2011. Although she began her professional career with a loss over Erica Paes at Showfight 2 in 2005 via submission, afterwards she was never defeated in any fight. She has defeated great fighters at Strikeforce, EliteXC and Storm Samurai like Jan Finney, Gina Carano, Hitomi Akano, Shayna Baszler and so much more.

Fans of UFC 157 on the other hand will still see the much-awaited bout between the undefeated Rona “Rowdy” Rousey and Liz “Girl-rilla” Carmouche. Ronda Rousey has a perfect 6 win and no loss record while Carmouche has an 8 win and 2 loss career. The two will square off at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, United States on February 23, 2013.

Other fighters who will support the women’s main bantamweight fight are Urijah Faber versus Ivan Menjivar, Lyoto Machida versus Dan Henderson, Chad Mendes versus Manny Gamburyan, Josh Kocheck versus Robbie Lawler, Brendan Schaub versus Lavar Johnson and so much more. Stay tuned for more news regarding “Cyborg” Santos and UFC 157.

Tito Ortiz Next Take His Place in UFC Hall of Fame

Dana White says that they are now cool with Tito Ortiz. It was such a weird situation after Ultimate Fighter when Tito have skipped the fight with Chuck Liddell.
I absolutely support Tito in that situation. But Dana has been so disappointed.

But now UFC Hall of Fame. WOW. This is a nice appreciation of Tito’s input to MMA.