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Video: Watch Chael Sonnen beat Tito Ortiz in 44 seconds … in a 1998 wrestling match

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When Chael Sonnen and Tito Ortiz face off at Bellator 170, it won’t be their first time meeting in athletic competition.

The two men wrestled in college, meeting in a match in Oregon on Jan. 23, 1998. It took little time at all for Sonnen (29-14-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) to win the match, pinning Ortiz (18-12-1 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) in a mere 44 seconds.

Sonnen will look to pick up another win when they two meet at Bellator 170, coming out of retirement to face Ortiz at the event.

Bellator 170 takes place at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., and the main card airs on Spike following prelims on MMAjunkie.

Ortiz has said the bout will be the last in his storied MMA career. Will he be able to avenge a wrestling loss from almost 20 years ago on his way out the door?

Check out the video of the wrestling match – dug out of the archives by FloWrestling.com – above.

For more on Bellator 170, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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