That’s right! In 1998 Sonnen faced Ortiz on his birthday and pinned the formerlight heavyweight champion in just 44 seconds. I guess their rivalry is pretty damn real and not so rehearsed as seen in press conferences for Bellator MMA.
Bellator 170: Ortiz vs. Sonnen will take place on January 21, 2017 at the The Forum in Inglewood, California. The event will air live in prime time on Spike TV.