The fight was for the UFC light-heavyweight title with Tito Ortiz defending.
Putting the light-heavyweight championship on the line, Ortiz stepped into the Octagon for the first time since his knee injury a year ago. However, if that old wound affected him, it certainly didn't show. For three whole rounds the champ delivered punishment to Shamrock, never relenting in his onslaught of knees while on their feet and ground and pound while on the canvas. The leader of the Lions Den rocked Ortiz once with a hard punch, but other than that, he had nothing. With incredible heart, the UFC legend endured -- yet before the fourth round could begin, his corner threw in the towel. And all the months of hype and years of bad blood boiled down to this: Ortiz had bested Shamrock. He is still the champ.