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

Follow @DamonMartin on Twitter or e-mail Damon Martin.
For more
UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

VIDEO: Shaquille O’Neal vs. Charles Barkley Wrestling Trilogy Ends with Hilarious Results

  • 29 days ago
  • 234 views

Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley missed their calling. read news >>

TUF 23 Fight Replay, Week 2: Cory Hendricks Fights Through Injured Foot, Submits Khalil Rountree

  • 29 days ago
  • 30 views

Cory Hendricks fights through an injured foot to submit Khalil Rountree and swing the competition back to Team Claudia after the first fight. read news >>

Conor McGregor Rips UFC Fights in NSFW Instagram, Calls for Nate Diaz Rematch

  • 28 days ago
  • 1172 views

Conor McGregor has had enough of the back-and-forth. He wants Nate Diaz, and he's not holding back until he gets his way. In a NSFW Instagram post Sunday, McGregor called on UFC President Dana White read news >>

Miesha Tate Wants a Trilogy with Ronda Rousey at Madison Square Garden

  • 28 days ago
  • 30 views

Women's bantamweight champion Miesha Tate is eyeing a third fight against Ronda Rousey at Madison Square Garden if she gets past Amanda Nunes at UFC 200. read news >>

Drew Brokenshire Stepping Out as He Takes His Career to the Next Level

  • 22 days ago
  • 5 views

Finding it harder to get fights in his region, Drew Brokenshire is stepping out in an attempt to take his career to the next level. read news >>

Invicta FC 17 Weigh-in Results and Video: Dual Title Fights Set

  • 22 days ago
  • 8 views

Check out the Invicta FC 17: Evinger vs. Schneider weigh-in results and video replay ahead of Saturday night's event in California. read news >>

UFC to Return to Germany, Announces Hamburg Event Set for September 3

  • 22 days ago
  • 6 views

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today that it will host an event in Hamburg, Germany on Sept. 3. read news >>

MMA Champion Tonya Evinger Defends Title, Surprises Announcer with a Kiss

  • 21 days ago
  • 32 views

Invicta FC 17 was quite the night of fights. Charmaine Tweet put Latoya Walker's lights out with a smooth spinning backfist. Angela Hill established herself as a top strawweight by taking Livia Renat read news >>

Khabilov earns impressive win in Rotterdam prelims

  • 21 days ago
  • 2 views

The big hitters were on display during the UFC Fight Night Rotterdam prelim fights as Rustam Khabilov, Magnus Cedenblad, Josh Emmett and Reza Madadi all claimed victories. read news >>

Smiles Make Fights: Is Phil Davis' Newfound Joy Enough to Get Him to the Top?

  • 18 days ago
  • 5 views

Put aside the talk of wrestling. Yes, Phil Davis thinks his is the best. Forget about Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal's punching power. Spoiler alert: Davis isn’t worried about it. The real key to Friday’s read news >>