UFC 148: What We Learned from Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin

Sal DeRose@@TheSalDeRoseCorrespondent IJuly 8, 2012

(Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
(Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Tito Ortiz fought for the last time at UFC 148 in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas tonight.

Unfortunately for the Hall of Famer, though, he didn't come out on top and lost by unanimous decision to Forrest Griffin.

On a card that features the rematch of Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen, Ortiz could very well walk away with "Fight of the Night" seeing as it is his last fight, and it could be kind of a ceremonial bonus. 

It was a good fight that saw Griffin win the stand up and Ortiz win the ground battle.

 

What We'll Remember from This Fight

It was a pretty good fight, and of course, it was Ortiz's last fight. Outside of that, Griffin walked out of the Octagon before the judge's decision again. Reminiscent of his running out of the cage when he lost to Anderson Silva in 2009.

 

What We Learned about Tito Ortiz

He put his all into this fight and came close to winning the fight. Ortiz dominated the ground but couldn't figure out the stand up. Congrats to Ortiz on induction into the Hall of Fame and a great career. 

 

What We Learned about Forrest Griffin

Griffin did well in the stand up but showed he still needs to work getting off his back as Ortiz was able to handle him on the ground. It isn't a big concern though as he did do pretty well in this fight.

 

What's Next for Tito Ortiz

It's pretty obvious what's next for Ortiz. This was Ortiz's retirement fight, so most likely, he will go to running his Punishment brand and train other guys. Maybe, he gets an added role inside the UFC like Chuck Liddell.

 

What's Next for Forrest Griffin

The next fight for Griffin is a tough one to call. Maybe, the UFC will give him Glover Teixeira next as a set up for Teixeira or to test him. Possibly a fight with Alexander Gustafsson? Tough call for Griffin.

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