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Yahoo! Sports is reporting that former UFC light heavyweight champions Tito “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Ortiz and Forrest Griffin will rematch at UFC 106 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Griffin will be replacing UFC Hall of Famer Mark “The Hammer” Coleman who was forced to pull out of the bout after suffering a tear in one of his medial collateral ligaments.
Ortiz, a native of Huntington Beach, California, possesses a mixed martial arts record of 15-6-1. Ortiz holds victories over the likes of Vitor Belfort, Forrest Griffin, Ken Shamrock, Wanderlei Silva, Evan Tanner, and Guy Mezger. Ortiz was last in action at UFC 84: Ill Will where he lost to current UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida.
Griffin, a native of Athens, Georgia, possesses a mixed martial arts record of 16-6. Griffin holds victories over the likes of Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Stephan Bonnar, and Hector Ramirez. Griffin was last in action at UFC 101 where he was stopped in devastating fashion by UFC middleweight champion Anderson “Spider” Silva.
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