Ortiz, a member of the UFC Hall of Fame was far stronger than Sonnen to beat the man known as “The American Gangster.”

Oritx confirmed the fight would be his last.

“Everyone, this will be the last time I will be in this cage,” Ortiz told the crowd.

“So as we do in wrestling, you’d retire your wrestling shoes.

"Tonight, Jan. 21, 2017, I’m going to let my son lay these gloves down right here in the Bellator cage because this is the last time I’ll be fighting.

"Thank you guys for the support for 20 years.”

Ortiz, a former UFC light heavyweight champion, won his maiden title at UFC 25 in Japan on April 14, 2000, by defeating Wanderlei Silva.