by MMAWeekly.com Staff
The Ultimate Fighting Championship heads back to its home base in Las Vegas for UFC 106 on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Making his own return, Tito Ortiz steps back in the Octagon a year and a half since his last fight to take on Forrest Griffin. The headline bout is a rematch from UFC 59, where Ortiz won a split decision.
The fighters stepped on the scales Friday afternoon all making weight. Ortiz tipped the scales at 204 while Griffin weighed 205.
“It’s great to be here. It’s good to be on a main event card and fight the former man,” Griffin said after weighing in.
“Tomorrow night it really comes down to these fans. Look at them right now. This is what it’s about. This is what I fight for. I fight for the fans, to entertain the fans always,” said Ortiz.
“Forrest Griffin is going to be on the short end of the stick. He’s a tough competitor and I’m glad he took the fight. He gets those extra two rounds he wanted, or three rounds if he can make it that far,” added Ortiz. “I’m excited. I’m amped right now. I want to compete. I feel in great shape. I haven’t been in this great of shape in a long time. I’m ready to fight.”
Josh Koscheck and Anthony Johnson co-main event UFC 106 in a welterweight match up of contenders and had an intense face-to-face stare down.
-Forrest Griffin (205) vs. Tito Ortiz (204)
-Josh Koscheck (171) vs. Anthony Johnson (170)
-Paulo Thiago (169) vs. Jacob Volkmann (170)
-Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (205) vs. Luis Cane (205)
-Amir Sadollah (170) vs. Phil Baroni (170)
-Ben Saunders (170) vs. Marcus Davis (170)
-Kendall Grove (186) vs. Jake Rosholt (185.5)
-Brock Larson (171) vs. Brian Foster (171)
-Caol Uno (155.5) vs. Fabricio Camoes (155.5)
-George Sotiropoulos (155) vs. Jason Dent (155)