Tito Ortiz: UFC 133 Headliner's Pre-Fight Strength and Conditioning Training

Joshua CareySenior Analyst IAugust 2, 2011

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 01:  Mixed martial artist Tito Ortiz arrives at the third annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2010 at the Palms Casino Resort December 1, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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When Tito Ortiz steps foot back inside the Octagon opposite Rashad Evans on Saturday night, it will have been only 36 days since he last did so.

Ortiz agreed to face Evans shortly after a knee injury forced undefeated prospect Phil Davis out of the main event.

Ortiz now headlines UFC 133, which takes place at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa. on August 6.

"The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" defeated Ultimate Fighter Season 8 winner Ryan Bader via first-round submission at UFC 132 on July 2.

Prior to the event, Ortiz praised the work of his strength and conditioning coach for returning him to top form.

Along with famed boxing coach Jason Parillo and jiu-jitsu specialist Ricardo Abrue, Michael Giovanni Rivera helped Ortiz return to the win column.

Rivera's spent over 10 years in strength and conditioning and transformed Ortiz into a healthy fighter who can once again step foot inside the Octagon at 100 percent.

As seen in the video provided, Rivera has Ortiz doing a wide variety of exercises in order for Ortiz to peak on time for UFC 133.  


UFC 133: Ortiz vs. Evans

Tito Ortiz vs. Rashad Evans (Main Event)

Vitor Belfort vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama (Co-main Event)

Brian Ebersole vs. Dennis Hallman

Jorge Rivera vs. Constantinos Philippou

Mike Pyle vs. Rory MacDonald


Spike TV Prelims

Alexander Gustafsson vs. Matt Hamill

Chad Mendes vs. Rani Yahya