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Report: Tito Ortiz Will Face Matt Hamill at UFC 121, Not Forrest Griffin



("Time it was and what a time it was…")

Contradicting earlier reports that had Tito Ortiz facing Forrest Griffin in a meaningless rubber match, MMAFighting.com has confirmed that Ortiz will instead face off against Matt Hamill at UFC 121 (October 23rd; Anaheim, CA). The Huntington Beach Blah Blah hasn’t competed since his split decision loss to Griffin at UFC 106, and hasn’t won a fight since his third TKO victory over Ken Shamrock in October 2006. Hamill is coming off his majority decision over Keith Jardine at the TUF 11 Finale, which got the Dean of Mean bounced out of the UFC. Technically, Hamill has won his last four fights, including the Jon Jones DQ. If you’ll recall, Hamill was a member of Team Punishment on TUF 3, so this fight will have extra significance when Hamill beats Tito’s ass. In other UFC 121 booking news…


According to sportsnet.ca, TUF 10 finalist Brendan Schaub will meet Gabriel Gonzaga in a heavyweight contest. Schaub is coming off consecutive first-round TKOs of Chase Gormley and Chris Tuchscherer, while Gabriel Gonzaga was most recently KO’d by Junior Dos Santos in March.

Patrick Cote and Tom Lawlor are penciled in for a middleweight contest in which the loser may have to find somewhere else to fight. Allow us to pat ourselves on the back; that’s the second match from Armchair Matchmaker: UFC 113 Edition that has actually come together. (Belcher vs. Maia was the first.) You’re welcome, Joe Silva.

Todd Duffee, who was violently de-hyped by Mike Russow at UFC 114, will reportedly be facing Jon Madsen, who is officially 3-0 in the UFC following somewhat dull decision victories over Justin Wren, Mostapha Al-turk, and Karlos Vemola.

The tentative lineup of UFC 121 is…

MAIN CARD
Brock Lesnar vs. Cain Velasquez
Tito Ortiz vs. Matt Hamill
Brendan Schaub vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
Jake Shields vs. Martin Kampmann
Court McGee vs. Ryan Jensen

PRELIMINARY CARD
Diego Sanchez vs. Paulo Thiago
Patrick Côté vs. Tom Lawlor
Paul Taylor vs. Sam Stout
Todd Duffee vs. Jon Madsen
Chris Camozzi vs. Dongi Yang

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herb137- July 22, 2010 at 10:48 pm
hahahahahahahahahaha
NinjaNerd8- July 22, 2010 at 7:35 pm
These comments have made me lol like never before.

Matt the Hammuh Hammeugh. HAHA
ghostboner- July 22, 2010 at 5:25 pm
Love the phonetic Math Hammew.

Jake Shields is so boring they play Barry Manilow during his fights to keep everyone awake.
monsieurkiwi- July 22, 2010 at 5:08 pm
Best batch of comments I've seen in a long time. I laughed my french-canadian ass off :D

Hopefudy Matt win thid one and bwee get a wemath beehthweeh him and Don Donez.
shammy4life- July 22, 2010 at 4:30 pm
Ortiz Hamil is a good fight IMO, I wouldn't mind seeing Hamil Griffen fight when Hamil wins. Two slow punchers who only walk forward always makes for good fights especialy since neither of them hve KO power.

When Tito loses this fight his UFC career is officially over. And he would lose to any 205 contender in SF. Mo, Moussasi, Henderson, Babalu. At least he'll have his prestigous commentating career to fall back on.

Gonzaga is a good barometer for any up and coming HW, should be a pretty good scrap.
BuckWild- July 22, 2010 at 4:17 pm
It would be great to see Duffy actualy hit the mat with a wrassler
Null Kuhl- July 22, 2010 at 4:16 pm
Hopefully Duffee has a bit more energy this time. Jon Madsen really shouldn't present much of a problem for him, if his head is in the game.

I literally live on the same street as the Honda Center. I will definitely be there.
DangadaDang- July 22, 2010 at 3:09 pm
WAR GONZAGA!!!

If Jake Shields' fighting style transformed him into musical artist, he would be Conway Twitty.

justscrappin- July 22, 2010 at 2:58 pm
Jake Shields is so boring...he makes child oyster drapes fuck up his jokes.
agentsmith- July 22, 2010 at 2:47 pm
One has a cracked skull, the other has a cracked palate. We're gonna need an interpreter for the post-fight interview no matter who wins.
Kid Clam Curtains- July 22, 2010 at 2:31 pm
What do you call Jake Shields with no arms and no legs? Boring.
vengful1- July 22, 2010 at 2:30 pm
That looks like a fucking awesome card! Let's hope no one gets hurt training.

Jake Shields is so boring that they will air a WNBA game in place of his fight.
Kid Clam Curtains- July 22, 2010 at 2:29 pm
Jake Shields is so boring he offers donkey rides into it.
Kid Clam Curtains- July 22, 2010 at 2:28 pm
Jake Shields is so boring he uses a vcr for a beeper.
Neggar Wants a Watermelon- July 22, 2010 at 2:27 pm
Matt de Hammeh Hammeh
ghostboner- July 22, 2010 at 2:21 pm
Jake Shields is so boring that Ascrendant had to post his jokes twice just to get me to look at them.
Ascerendant- July 22, 2010 at 2:19 pm
whoops. Double post. Sry. Nothin to see here.
Ascerendant- July 22, 2010 at 2:15 pm
Jake Shields is so boring even Tito couldn't find an excuse for it.

Jake Shields is so boring, his highlight-reel plays to "My heart will go on" by Celine Dion

Jake Shields is so boring, when he weighs in the scales are more interesting to watch than him.
SnakeJake- July 22, 2010 at 2:02 pm
Thank the good Lord. I'd hate to see Tito-Griffin III. Hamill - Ortiz has me kinda interested.
CAP10- July 22, 2010 at 2:02 pm
Tito vs. Hamill is the battle to determine who has the UFC's worst verbal skills.
Jersey Shua- July 22, 2010 at 2:01 pm
"don do dis to me teetoh"

BWAAAAHAHAHA!! So wrong, but so funny.
Ballkick- July 22, 2010 at 1:56 pm
I would like to see all the medical scrutiny that Mat and Tito have to go through to fight.....Staph, Syphilis, gonorrhea, Hep, Clamidia,....etc....etc...Could be a lot of money just in tests.
Lysol- July 22, 2010 at 1:55 pm
Hmm...motion to start another round of "Jake Shields is so boring" jokes?
Sakuraba3900- July 22, 2010 at 1:51 pm
I will be ther wasted out of my mind...
Viva Hate- July 22, 2010 at 1:51 pm
A group of men hanging out shirtless and grabbing each other, nothing gay here, nope nothing at all.
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