Round 1 - Referee Yves Lavigne in the cage for this matchup of veteran light heavyweights. Southpaw Nogueira comes out and stands in front of Ortiz, who wails away with a kick and stiff punches. Nogueira absorbs it and fires back. Big strikes early from both. Ortiz clinches up and looks for a takedown. Both fighters trade punches inside. Ortiz backs away and eats several crisp shots. Nogueira tags him again, and Ortiz is hurt. Nogueira continues to press forward and drops Ortiz. Ortiz is covering up on the floor as Nogueira punches away. Lavigne watching closely, but he lets the fight go. Ortiz looks to raise his legs high. Ortiz continues to looks for submissions from his back, but Nogueira is fine, and he starts to deliver frequent elbows. Ortiz covers up on the floor and moves side to side, but Nogueira is staying very busy on top. Two minutes remain. Punches and e,bows raining down. Ortiz covers up and tolls over, and Lvigne steps in. Ortiz is in extreme pain as Nogueira celebrates.
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Tito Ortiz via TKO (strikes) - Round 1, 3:15.