One of the more storied rivalries in the sport, Ortiz and Shamrock would delight fans for the first time at UFC 40.
Also, Nate Diaz and Michael Johnson square off, relive some of the top kimura finishes and more in the videos below.
UFC 40: Tito Ortiz Vs. Ken Shamrock 1
Tito Ortiz and Ken Shamrock clashed at UFC 40 in 2002 for the light heavyweight title and Ortiz’ fifth title defense. The two would end up fighting three times in their UFC careers.
Nate Diaz Vs. Michael Johnson
After defeating Michael Johnson at Fight Night Orlando in December of 2015, Nate Diaz called out Conor McGregor in his Octagon interview. Diaz would get his wish less than three months later when he filled in on short notice to fight McGregor at UFC 196.
Top Kimura Finishes In UFC History
We look back at some of the top finishes in UFC history via one of the more common submissions in MMA, the kimura.
Memorable Faceoffs From UFC Pioneers
Turn back the clock and relive some memorable faceoffs from UFC pioneers in the early days of the UFC including Tito Ortiz, Ken Shamrock, Georges St-Pierre, Nick Diaz and more.
UFC 31: Randy Couture Vs. Pedro Rizzo 1
In what most considered the fight of the year in 2001, Randy Couture and Pedro Rizzo faced off for the UFC heavyweight title at UFC 31 in Atlantic City.
Intro To First-Ever UFC Event
Look back at how the first ever UFC event in 1993 kicked off their broadcast live from Denver, Colorado.
UFC 70: Gabriel Gonzaga Vs. Mirko Cro Cop 1
On this day 13 years ago, Gabriel Gonzaga scored a big upset when he knocked out Mirko Cro Cop with a head kick at UFC 70 in Manchester.