Bellator 170: Ortiz vs. Sonnen Kickoff Press Conference Next Thursday at Mohegan Sun


Bellator 170: Ortiz vs. Sonnen Kickoff Press Conference Next Thursday at Mohegan Sun






What:              “Bellator 170: Ortiz vs. Sonnen” Press Conference

When:             Thursday, Nov. 3

6:15 p.m. EST immediately after “Bellator 163: McGeary vs. Davis” Weigh-In

Where:            Mohegan Sun Arena

Weigh-in Stage

1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, Conn.

Who:               Bellator President Scott Coker

Tito Ortiz (18-12-1)

Chael Sonnen (28-14-1)




Before they face off on Jan. 21 at the Forum in Los Angeles, Tito Ortiz and Chael Sonnen will go toe-to-toe in one of the most highly anticipated press conferences in MMA. The two legends are known for their ruthless power in the cage, but also for their unparalleled trash talk outside. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” and “The American Gangster” in a verbal bloodbath inside Mohegan Sun Arena.


While with the UFC, the 43-fight veteran Sonnen competed against powerful opponents the likes of Jon Jones, Anderson Silva (2x), Rashad Evans, “Shogun” Rua, Demian Maia, Brian Stann, and current middleweight champion Michael Bisping. During his recent three-year hiatus from active MMA competition, the West Linn, Ore., native mastered the art of being in front of the camera, doing major broadcasting work for both ESPN and Fox Sports. On the other side, former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Ortiz is a grinder who defended his title five times. Similar to Sonnen’s impeccable track record, Ortiz also had intense rivalries in the cage with MMA legends the likes of Ken Shamrock, Chuck Liddell, Wanderlei Silva, and Randy Couture. While Sonnen prepares for his promotional debut, Ortiz enters the cage for the second time under the direction of Bellator MMA, following his bout with current 205-pound champion Liam McGearyat “Bellator: Dynamite 1.” Similar to their style in the cage, there’s no telling what will happen in front of the cameras inside Mohegan Sun Arena at Thursday’s press conference.



About Bellator MMA:

Bellator MMA is a leading Mixed Martial Arts organization featuring many of the best fighters in the world. Under the direction of veteran fight promoter Scott Coker, Bellator is available to nearly 500 million homes worldwide in over 140 countries. In the United States, Bellator can be seen on Spike, the MMA television leader.  Bellator MMA is comprised of an executive team that includes top industry professionals in television production, live event orchestration, fighter development/relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations.  Bellator is based in Santa Monica, California and owned by entertainment giant Viacom, home to the world's premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms.


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