On Jan. 23, 1998, Tito's birthday, the two met in a college wrestling match when The University of Oregon hosted Cal State Bakersfield. Chael wrestled at 177 for Oregon while Tito was was at 190 for Bakersfield. Chael bumped up a weight to face Tito and pinned him with a headlock in just 0:44.
Tito had no idea who Chael was. He said that loss "ruined him" and that he has been wanting to get another crack at Chael ever since. He will get his chance on Jan. 21 in Bellator 170.