UFC 140: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira TKO's Tito Ortiz in Round 1Posted on December 10, 2011, 09:25 PM by Anton Gurevich
Despite the result, it was Ortiz who opened well; The self-proclaimed People's Champ let his hands go during the first minutes of the fight, pushing Nogueira to the fence after connecting with a few good strikes. Ortiz was effective also at the fence, displaying some highly effective dirty boxing skills, as it looked like Little Nog is in trouble.
However, the situation changed when the Brazilian landed a left hook that made Tito Ortiz to cover up at the fence. Nogueira continue to throw punches, ending up with a clean knee that knocked down the former Huntington Beach Bad Boy. The referee Yves Lavigne gave Tito Ortiz all the time in the world to recover, but after a rain of devastating ground and pound strikes, the Canadian official stopped the action.
When asked abut his possible retirement, Tito Ortiz declared he wants the last fight on his UFC contract after taking some time off. Ortiz is now 16-10 in his MMA career, winning only once in 5 years.