August 7, 2011

Evans Defeats Ortiz at UFC 133

By - Kris Fletcher

After being away from the ring for more than fourteen months, Rashad Evans is once again a top contender in the light heavyweight division after defeating Tito Ortiz by TKO in the main event of UFC 133 last night in Philly.

Photo by: Gregory Payan
Evans (16-1-1 MMA, 11-1-1 UFC) has won three-straight and now awaits the winner of the Jon Jones / Quinton "Rampage" Jackson bout for a shot at regaining the light heavyweight belt.

Ortiz (16-9-1 MMA, 15-9-1 UFC) is now just 1-5-1 in his last seven fights. However, after upsetting Ryan Bader earlier this month, the 36-year-old remains semi-relevant.

Here are the full fight card results:

- Rashad Evans def. Tito Ortiz by TKO (strikes) in Round 2, 4:48

- Vitor Belfort def. Yoshihiro Akiyama by TKO (strikes) in Round 1, 1:52

- Brian Ebersole def. Dennis Hallman by TKO (strikes) in Round 1, 4:28

- Constantinos Philippou def. Jorge Rivera by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

- Rory MacDonald def. Mike Pyle by TKO (punches) in Round 1, 3:54

- Alexander Gustafsson def. Matt Hamill by TKO (punches) in Round 2, 3:34

- Chad Mendes def. Rani Yahya by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

- Ivan Menjivar def. Nick Pace by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

- Johny Hendricks def. Mike Pierce by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

- Mike Brown def. Nam Phan by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)

- Rafael Natal def. Paul Bradley by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)


  1. Ortiz might as well just retire. Got beat down by a guy who hadn't fought in over a year. Thats just pitiful.

  2. Evans dominated the fight. Ortiz in done. He was good in his day, but its officially past. As a while I thought the entire pay per view was disappointing.