MMA Odds and Ends for Wednesday: Chael Sonnen vs. Tito Ortiz headlines Bellator 170 on January 21st

480 Chael Sonnen vs. Tito Ortiz headlines Bellator 170 on January 21st  MMAjunkie confirmed Tuesday that Chael Sonnen will make his Bellator debut against Tito Ortiz on January 21st. Sonnen (28-14-1) returns to MMA after failing multiple drug tests in the UFC, which prompted his retirement from the sport in 2014. The 39-year-old hasn’t competed since a 2013 loss to Rashad Evans at UFC 167, and he has gone 1-3 in his last four fights. Ortiz (18-12-1) had his two-fight win streak snapped in his last bout, losing via first-round submission to Liam McGeary at Bellator 142 in September 2015. Tim Means vs. Alex ‘Cowboy’ Oliveira, Brandon Thatch vs. Sabah Homasi added to UFC 207  MMAJunkie reports that Tim Means vs. Alex ‘Cowboy” Oliveira has been added to UFC 207 in Las Vegas. Means (26-7-1) heads into this contest off back-to-back victories over John Howard and most recently Sabah Homasi at UFC 202. Oliveira (16-3-1) has also won two straight fights but missed weight in his last contest — a third-round TKO over Will Brooks at UFC Fight Night 96 — after coming in at 161.5 pounds. The Brazilian moves back up to welterweight for the third time in his UFC career. In addition, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that another welterweight matchup pitting Brandon Thatch versus Sabah Homasi. Thatch (11-4) has lost three fights in a row — all by submission — including a setback to Siyar Bahadurzada back at UFC 196 this past March. Homasi (11-6) came up short in his UFC debut against Tim Means, when he was stopped via second-round TKO at UFC 202. UFC 207 takes place on December 30th, a Friday, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Here’s an updated look at the card… Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Ronda Rousey (women’s bantamweight title) Alex Garcia vs. Mike Pyle Sabah Homasi vs. Brandon Thatch Tim Means vs. Alex Oliveira Thomas Almeida vs. Albert Morales set for UFC Fight Night 100 co-main event in Brazil UFC officials confirmed Tuesday that bantamweights Thomas Almeida and Albert Morales will clash in Brazil next month. Almeida (21-1) is coming off the first loss of his professional MMA career, when he was knocked out by Cody Garbrandt at UFC Fight Night 88. Morales (6-0-1) came away with a majority-decision draw in his UFC debut this past September at UFC Fight Night 94. UFC Fight Night 100 takes place November 19th at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo. Here’s an updated look at the card… Ryan Bader vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Thomas Almeida vs. Albert Morales Cortney Casey vs. Claudia Gadelha Krzysztof Jotko vs. Thales Leites Kamaru Usman vs. Warlley Alves Sergio Moraes vs. Zak Ottow Cezar Ferreira vs. Jack Hermansson Matheus Nicolau vs. Ulka Sasaki Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima Johnny Eduardo vs. Manny Gamburyan Christian Colombo vs. Luis Henrique Pedro Munhoz vs. Justin Scoggins Francimar Barroso vs. Darren Stewart

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