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UFC 106: Ortiz vs Griffin 2

  • Forrest Griffin throws a left at Tito Ortiz during their light heavyweight bout at UFC 106 Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Griffin won the bout by split decision.

    Forrest Griffin writes his own ending at UFC 106

    November 22, 2009

    As many are well aware, Forrest Griffin’s success as a writer nearly equals his success as a fighter. On Saturday night, following his split decision win over Tito Ortiz at Mandalay Bay Events Center, Griffin finished a chapter in his own life. The Anderson Silva chapter.

  • Forrest Griffin, left, and Tito Ortiz embrace following their light heavyweight bout during UFC 106 Saturday, November 21, 2009 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Griffin won the bout by split decision.

    Next season TUF coaches, Griffin and Ortiz?

    November 22, 2009

    In Forrest Griffin's eyes, he's 1-1 against Tito Ortiz, readily admitting as much. In Tito Ortiz's eyes, he should be 2-0. But the reality of the situation is that after Saturday night's split decision loss to Griffin at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, the series is, in fact, split down the middle. What better way to build up a third meeting than to have the two fan favorite light heavyweight vets square off first as coaches on the 11th season of The Ultimate Fighter?

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    Koscheck vs Johnson

    In the co-main event of UFC 106, Josh Koscheck tried to prove that he is worthy of welterweight top status after choking out Anthony Johnson Saturday night.

  • Josh Koscheck reacts to the crowd after choking out Anthony Johnson during UFC 106 Saturday, November 21, 2009 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

    If no title shot, Josh Koscheck wants another fight soon

    November 22, 2009

    Following his highlight-reel finish of Anthony Johnson by a second-round submission, Josh Koscheck got on the microphone and argued he should be next to receive the next title shot at welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre. Problem: The UFC had already announced that Dan Hardy would be the next challenge to St. Pierre’s throne. Can’t blame a guy for trying.

  • Amir Sadollah smiles after taking a shot from Phil Baroni at UFC 106 Saturday, November 21, 2009 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Sadollah won by unanimous decision.

    Sadollah ready to get on a roll after taking care of Baroni

    November 22, 2009

    It may have taken 17 months for Amir Sadollah to find it after earning his UFC contract at The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale, but the 29-year-old welterweight may have found his starting point.

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    UFC 106: Pre-Fight Presser

    Without UFC President Dana White, the UFC 106 headliners address the media a final time before Saturday night's fights at Mandalay Bay.

  • Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin face off at a news conference for UFC 106 Thursday, November 19, 2009.

    Breaking down UFC 106: Tito Ortiz v. Forrest Griffin

    November 19, 2009

    Driving into the city at 4 a.m. Wednesday morning from his training camp at Big Bear, Calif., Tito Ortiz said the reality of his comeback to the UFC after a 18-month layoff began to set in when he saw the lights in the horizon.

  • Tito Ortiz (left) and Forrest Griffin (right) stare each other down during Friday's weigh-ins for UFC 106 at Mandalay Bay Events Center. Ortiz and Griffin are scheduled as the main event for UFC 106 on Nov. 21, 2009.

    Fighters make weight, Dana White talks Rampage/Rashad

    November 20, 2009

    Tito Ortiz has made up with UFC president Dana White and fixed the back problems he’s suffered from since 2003. Now it’s time to get back to business.

  • Dana White: Karo Parisyan pulls out of UFC 106

    November 19, 2009

    Karo Parisyan has pulled out of his welterweight fight with Dustin Hazelett one day before the event's weigh-in. The fight had been scheduled for the main card of UFC 106 at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Saturday.

  • Josh Koscheck shadow boxes Wednesday during open workouts at Mandalay Bay in preparation for his fight at UFC 106 Saturday where he will take on Anthony Johnson.

    Koscheck ready and willing for showdown with Johnson

    November 20, 2009

    From the way Josh Koscheck makes it sound, his welterweight bout this Saturday at UFC 106 with Anthony Johnson may just come down to who can land the big bomb the fastest. "I think this is a good fight for the fans," Koscheck said. "You guys gotta know, this fight isn't going to the judging scorecards like the last couple of (big) fights have been in the UFC, with the (Shogun-Machida fight at UFC 104) and then the Randy Couture controversy with (Brandon) Vera.

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    UFC-106 Open Workouts

  • Anthony Johnson answers questions Wednesday during open workouts at Mandalay Bay in preparation for his fight at UFC 106 Saturday where he will take on Josh Koscheck.

    Unlike last fight, Anthony Johnson will have no weight problems

    November 18, 2009

    A 41-second knockout win is something a fighter should cherish — not apologize for. However, UFC welterweight Anthony Johnson found himself doing exactly that less than a month ago in Los Angeles after failing to make weight.

  • Phil Baroni answers questions Wednesday during open workouts at Mandalay Bay in preparation for his fight at UFC 106 Saturday where he will take on Amir Sadollah.

    Sadollah, Baroni in similar spot entering UFC 106

    November 19, 2009

    Since winning the seventh season of The Ultimate Fighter, injuries have held Sadollah to just one fight in the last 17 months — a first round TKO defeat against Johny Hendricks at UFC 101 in August in a bout that ended in an astonishing 29 seconds. As for the veteran Baroni, the 33-year-old, who made his organization debut at UFC 30 on Feb. 23, 2001, makes his first UFC appearance since UFC 51 on Feb. 5, 2005, this Saturday.

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    Forrest Griffin: Having Fun Again

    With a headlining fight against Tito Ortiz approaching, light heavyweight Forrest Griffin reflects on his UFC 101 loss to Anderson Silva and discusses how he's getting back to his love of the sport.

  • Forrest Griffin workouts out at Warrior Gym in Las Vegas in preparation for his UFC  106 fight against Tito Ortiz Saturday.

    Forrest Griffin: ‘Life’s good, I’m very happy with life in general’

    November 17, 2009

    Out of all that was said, most off-topic, during a recent talk with the former light heavyweight champion, nothing Forrest Griffin said seemed more important than his very first words: "Life's good," he said. "I'm very happy with life in general."

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    Tito Ortiz: Making A Comeback

    Tito Ortiz prepares for his upcoming comeback fight with Forrest Griffin.

  • Tito Ortiz poses for a portrait during the media day open workout at his training facility in Big Bear, Calif.

    Tito Ortiz set to end hiatus, return to where he belongs

    November 18, 2009

    BIG BEAR, Calif. — A converted garage located towards the back of the expansive, gated training camp Tito Ortiz utilizes in the mountainous setting of Big Bear, Calif., in a way, symbolizes everything he's accomplished in a decorated mixed martial arts career. At the same time, it also symbolizes everything he hopes to add to that resumé upon his much-anticipated return to the UFC, which commences this Saturday night in his main event bout at UFC 106 with Forrest Griffin at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

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    UFC 106-Forrest Griffin Workout

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    Tito Ortiz Workout