Frank Shamrock vs. Tito Ortiz
We go way back to 1999 for this fight. UFC 22 would serve as the backdrop for the most important fight in UFC history, at the time of course – Frank Shamrock vs. Tito Ortiz.
The “Huntington Beach Bad Boy” was on top of the MMA world in 1999. His wrestling and ground and pound were beyond what anyone had seen up until that point. Ortiz beat up everyone in his path, even stomping out Frank’s older brother Ken a few times.
But when Ortiz stepped into the octagon with the younger Shamrock brother, he met someone in Frank who could match his athletism step for step.
Ortiz faired well for most of the fight, but in the fourth round, Shamrock would welcome the “Huntington Beach Bad Boy” to the world of BJJ, as he submitted Ortiz via guillotine choke to retain his light heavyweight title.