Tito Ortiz vs Chael Sonnen Set - They are back! Bellator announced their first date of 2017 for January 21st at the Forum in Inglewood, California. The show will be Bellator 170, and the main event of Tito Ortiz fighting Chael Sonnen was revealed to the public.

One thing is for sure, you can count on the two men to deliver a WWE style build-up to the fight. Sonnen is perhaps best known for his rhetoric and smack talk more than his fighting, and ask Ortiz if he still has any "Gay Mezger is my B+++H" t-shirts from back in the day.

Bellator periodically relies on pitting aging stars whose best days came long ago in their main events, looking to milk some extra viewers who recognize the names. Ortiz vs Stephan Bonner was one such match, and Bellator shamelessly rolled out 50 year old Ken Shamrock multiple times in the last couple of years. The truth is that Ortiz vs Sonnen is probably the best match of this ilk that Bellator has made, because of the stature of both men in the sport of MMA.

 
Tito Ortiz vs Chael Sonnen Set
The books normally do not release lines for Belaltor's fights until just days before the shows, but this match here may break that pattern. Ortiz has not fought in over a year and Sonnen has been away from the sport for more than three years now. The show will be just two days sort of Ortiz' 42nd birthday and Sonnen will be 3 months shy of the big 40 himself. Look for the odds to open pretty close to even, as it is hard to say what you are going to get from both fighters from this one due to age and ring rust.

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