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WATCH:  Chael Sonnen pin Tito Ortiz in 44 seconds – college wrestling MMA News Video 

WATCH: Chael Sonnen pin Tito Ortiz in 44 seconds – college wrestling

WATCH: Chael Sonnen pin Tito Ortiz in 44 seconds – college wrestling

We are less than a month away from Tito Ortiz meeting Chael Sonnen in the main event of “Bellator 170,” a card which will emanate from The Forum in Los Angeles and air live on Spike TV.

Depending on who you ask, the beef between these two MMA megaliths stems from different causes, but Ortiz has made it clear (here), this fight became personal for him on January 23, 1998, when the two met in a collegiate wrestling match in Sonnen’s home state of Oregon.

On that day, “The American Gangster” got the best of “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy,” pinning him with a headlock in a mere 44 seconds. Now, thanks to our good friends at FloWrestling.org, that footage is available to the masses.

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Eric Kowal

Eric Kowal

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Founder of MyMMANews.com - After writing for Ultimate MMA magazine and serving as the editor for U.S. Combat Sports, both of which went on hiatus, I decided to venture out on my own and enlist a staff of writers and photographers that could help me achieve my goal of telling stories that would otherwise go untold. We pride ourselves in taking a deeper look into the fighter, and understanding what makes them tick. - #1 Dad, Marine Corps Veteran, 80's and 90's Pro Wrestling Fan, MMA Commentator, Beer Lover, and avid movie watcher. Seriously..... I watch a lot of movies.

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