Chael Sonnen is back! It was not too long the former superstar announced his return to MMA, but an opponent for him was never set in stone, until now.
On Tuesday, it was initially reported by ESPN that two legends will steps inside the cage in January. That’s right! Sonnen will make his Bellator debut against Tito Ortiz in the main event of Bellator 170 in Los Angeles. The bout was later confirmed on Twitter by Bellator President Scott Coker.
— Scott Coker (@ScottCoker) October 19, 2016
That last time Sonnen entered the cage was at UFC 167 against Rashad Evans. Following the loss, he was expected to face Wanderlei Silva at UFC 175, but due to failed drug tests the highly-anticipated fight never came to fruition.
Ortiz is currently coming off a loss to Liam McGeary the Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship. However, he won an upset to Alexander Shlemenko and defeated Stephan Bonnar at Bellator 131.
Ortiz vs. Sonnen takes place on Saturday, January 21, 2017.