Chael Sonnen Pins Tito Ortiz On Tito's Birthday

Chael Sonnen Pins Tito Ortiz On Tito's Birthday

Chael Sonnen and Tito Ortiz will square off against each other on Jan. 21, 2016 at Bellator 170, but it won't be the first time the two have faced each other in combat sports.

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.