Bellator 120 live blog: Tito Ortiz vs. Alexander Shlemenko

Tito Ortiz faces Bellator champ Alexander Shlemenko on the Bellator 120 main card. - Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the Bellator 120 live blog for Tito Ortiz vs. Alexander Shlemenko , a light heavyweight bout at Saturday night's Bellator event at the Landers Center in Southaven, Miss.

Ortiz, who has won one of his past seven fights, will face Shlemenko, who has won 13 straight fights, on the main card.

Check out the Bellator 120 live blog below.


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Round 1:
Big John McCarthy is the referee. Ortiz makes his return; Shlemenko comes up in weight to meet him. Ortiz comes in, crouching and low. The size difference is remarkable. A quick takedown attempt by Ortiz, and he gets ravished with a couple of big shots from Shlemenko . Ortiz is slow. Shlemenko lands a kick, and another punch. He circles. Ortiz definitely looks like he had a big layoff. Spinning backfist from the smaller man, Shlemenko . Now Ortiz piles into him and drives him back to the fence. Shlemenko  has his legs wide, and Ortiz finally able to drag him down. He has his back, and he's trying to flatten Shlemenko out. Can't, but he has an arm triangle! And he's got it tight! Shlemenko trying to get out of it, but he cannot do it...it's over! Ortiz chokes out Shlemenko. McCarthy jumps in and waves Ortiz off. Ortiz's second win since 2006.

Bellator 120 official results: Tito Ortiz def. Alexander Shlemnenko via submission (arm triangle) at 2:27 of R1

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