Tito Ortiz vs. Alexander Shlemenko At Bellator 120

Tito Ortiz is stepping out of retirement and back into the cage after it was revealed that he’s agreed to face Bellator’s middleweight champion, Alexander Shlemenko on May 17th in Southaven, Mississippi.

According to sources, Bellator has added the face off Pay-Per-View event. Its unlikely Ortiz would be able to make middleweight at this stage of his career, so the contest will likely take place at a catchweight, which Bellator loves to do, or at light heavyweight.

Ortiz retired from MMA after losing to Forrest Griffin at UFC 148 in July 2012, just hours after he was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. Bellator signed Ortiz last year to meet Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, but Ortiz was forced to withdraw after fracturing his neck.

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