The co-main event of UFC 148 was the rubber match between two of the most popular fighters in MMA history. In a light heavyweight fight, Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin squared off in the third match between the two men. Ortiz their first fight via split decision in a bout that won Fight of the Year in 2006. Griffin answered back in 2011 with a split decision victory of his own. Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas was the fight meant to settle the issue for good.
The fight, in a surprise to no one, went the distance. Ortiz muscled Griffin around a bit in the first round, while Griffin landed some huge punches in the second round. Ortiz sent Griffin flying with a bit punch in the third round and spent much of the round on top. Both fighters were clearly gassed by the end.
The fight was not up to the quality of the first two fights between the two, but was still exciting for the most part. When the decision came in, the judges awarded the fight to Griffin by unanimous scores of 29-28, 29-28, 29-28.
After the match, Forrest Griffin took the microphone from Joe Rogan and conducted an interview with Tito Ortiz. Ortiz confirmed that this will be his last fight in the Octagon.