Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz was arrested in January after crashing his Porsche in West Los Angeles, Calif.
Ortiz, who is now contracted to Bellator and his scheduled to have his first appearance on May 17 opposite Russian fighter Alexander Shlemenko on the organization’s first pay-per-view event pleaded no-contest to the DUI charge that came with the arrest.
Ortiz who was reportedly carrying two passengers in the car on January 6 after a party at the Playboy Mansion and was taken into custody around 4:30 a.m. and was released on a $15,000 bond.
A preliminary alcohol screening showed Ortiz had a blood alcohol level of .12, which exceeded the legal limit of .08.
At today’s sentencing he was ordered to undergo an alcohol education program and to pay a fine (amount not specified). He will also serve three years probation.
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