The two light heavyweights come out swinging as the round begins. Ortiz landed a head kick and a combination that backed Nogueira up. The continued to trade while Ortiz looked for a takedown. Rogerio landed a left hand that bucked Tito's knees. Rogerio landed a knee to the body that crumpled Ortiz. Lil Nog followed him to the ground and started dropping massive ground and pound. Tito Ortiz was doing a decent job defending his face but his was leaving his body wide open. Nogueira landed elbows and punches to the rib cage. Ortiz was going fetal when Yves Levign stopped the fight.
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira came into this fight with a need for an impressive win. After a poor showing against Jason Brilz and a loss to Phil Davis, Rogerio needed a big win. He is now 3-2 in the UFC. Tito Ortiz made news this summer with his submission win over Ryan Bader. Tonight was his 26th fight in the UFC. He wouldn't commit to retirement but did say he has one more fight on his contract and he wants to finish his career in the UFC.