Tito Ortiz VS Chael Sonnen Breakdown
In my eyes we have an exciting one here. Big names fighters who are getting up their in age Tito is 41 and Chael is 39. This fight really screams paycheck to be with kicking the tires one last time. Now on to some stats so I can properly make my bet.
Records Chael is 29-14-1 Tito 18-12-1
Odds Chael -185 Tito + 155
Chael’s last fight was against Rashad Evens which was a lose in 2013
Tito’s last fight was against Liam McGeary which was a lose in 2015
I’m going to be honest. I really can’t take this fight seriously. I think that Bellator is doing a good job putting butts in seats with this one with the only other fighter I know on the card being Paul Daley. I mean at least they aren’t trying to throw Ken Shamrock in their again. There is no title run in Bellator for either of these guys. They are both way past their prime. Don’t get me wrong I think this will be an exciting fight but in the end it’s not going to propel either of their careers.
Having said that who am I taking? I think ring rust is a real thing. Chael has been participating in grappling tournaments but that isn’t actually fighting. On the other hand I just have it in the back of my mind that Tito never really does good against wrestlers like Randy Couture and even Matt Hamill. I’m going to guess this one is going to be a hump fest. Both fighters will want to make it a show at first but since they are both super old for fighters will get tired fast. I will look for Chael who really isn’t good at stand up to set up his shot quick with punches and start his ground and pound game. Not a great Money line to bed on but I’m taking Chael at -185
EDIT From the Fight
Great knock out