Tito Ortiz set for comeback at Bellator 120

Tito Ortiz will make his Bellator debut against Alexander Shlemenko at Bellator 120 on Saturday...

Tito Ortiz will make his Bellator debut against Alexander Shlemenko at Bellator 120 on Saturday night inside Landers Center in Southaven, Miss. (QMI Agency)

SCOTT MITCHELL, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 8:56 PM ET

The Huntington Beach Bad Boy is back.

And Tito Ortiz doesn't care what people are saying ahead of his Bellator debut against Alexander Shlemenko at Bellator 120 on Saturday night inside Landers Center in Southaven, Miss., just outside Memphis, Tenn.

The 39-year-old hasn't stepped into the octagon since losing to Forrest Griffin at UFC 148 on July 7, 2012, but this comeback has been almost a year in the making.

Last July, Ortiz announced his comeback plans, and he was scheduled to square off with Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson -- Jackson (34-11) headlines Saturday's Bellator 120 card, the promotion's first-ever pay-per view event, in a light-heavyweight clash with Muhammed 'King Mo' Lawal (12-3) -- but that bout was scrapped when Ortiz suffered a neck injury in training.

Too old.

 


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