Tito Ortiz: The 29 UFC Title Reigns Since the End of His Relevancy

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Tito Ortiz: The 29 UFC Title Reigns Since the End of His Relevancy

Once upon a time, Tito Ortiz was regarded as the best light heavyweight mixed martial artist on the planet.

After defeating Wanderlei Silva or the vacant title at UFC 25, Ortiz went on to hold the belt for 1,260 days, and defended "his" belt five times.

Then at UFC 44, Ortiz lost the title after getting spanked (literally) by Randy Couture.

The end. Well, it was the end Ortiz being a relevant force in the UFC.

Following a knockout loss against Chuck Liddell at UFC 47, Ortiz was able to win five straight fights against Patrick Cote, Vitor Belfort, Forrest Griffin, and Ken Shamrock twice.

Defeating Old Man Shamrock twice is enough to earn yourself another title shot, I suppose.

At UFC 66, Ortiz was once again knocked out by Chuck Liddell in his last attempt to win "his" title back. That loss in 2006 was the beginning of his winless streak that is still intact today. 

Since Ortiz' reign of dominance ended in 2003, there have been 30 title runs in the UFC.

To pour a little salt in his recent wounds, here are all the fighters who have succeeded in doing what Ortiz has been unable to do in nearly eight years—wear UFC gold.

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