Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin at UFC 106
UFC 148 will be all about trilogies.

The main event will pit UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz against long time rival Urijah Faber, but the card will also feature the final fight of an Octagon legend.

Tito Ortiz announced on late Tuesday night that he will face Forrest Griffin at the July 7 event in Las Vegas.

“July 7th, Vegas MGM UFC 148, it’s on!” wrote Ortiz via his Twitter account..

The former UFC light heavyweight champion has long stated following his los to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in December 2011 that he would step back into the Octagon one final time and his dream match-up was a third fight with Forrest Griffin.

Ortiz and Griffin have split their first two fights, and the trilogy will not only bring to an end the long career of the fighter formerly known as the Huntington Beach Bad Boy, but it will settle the rubber match between two former champions.

For Griffin the fight has to have just as much importance because he’s currently coming off a very tough loss to Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua last August, and will look to get back on track when he faces old foe Tito Ortiz in July.

Originally, the two previous title holders were scheduled to meet in May, but Ortiz suffered an injury that delayed the bout.

Now they are scheduled to meet on July 7 where Ortiz will attempt to go out with one final blaze of glory.

Will Griffin be the one to extinguish that however? The answer will come at UFC 148

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