Ortiz’s latter fight career has come in harsh contrast to the run of defeats which punctuated the final chapter of his UFC run, winning four of his last five fights including impressive finishes of Chael Sonnen, Alexander Shlemenko and Chuck Liddell during that time.
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Ortiz is a heavy favorite to claim what would be the 21st win of a professional career which dates back to 1997 against Rodriguez, who last fought in MMA in 2003 under the name Dos Caras Jr. where he was defeated by head kick knockout by Mirko Cro Cop as part of a PRIDE event.
Some fans were thinking the shoving match was staged.
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