When Tito Ortiz steps foot back inside the Octagon opposite Rashad Evans on Saturday night, it will have been only 36 days since he last did so.
Ortiz agreed to face Evans shortly after a knee injury forced undefeated prospect Phil Davis out of the main event.
Ortiz now headlines UFC 133, which takes place at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa. on August 6.
“The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” defeated Ultimate Fighter Season 8 winner Ryan Bader via first-round submission at UFC 132 on July 2.
Prior to the event, Ortiz praised the work of his strength and conditioning coach for returning him to top form.
Along with famed boxing coach Jason Parillo and jiu-jitsu specialist Ricardo Abrue, Michael Giovanni Rivera helped Ortiz return to the win column.
Rivera’s spent over 10 years in strength and conditioning and transformed Ortiz into a healthy fighter who can once again step foot inside the Octagon at 100 percent.
As seen in the video provided, Rivera has Ortiz doing a wide variety of exercises in order for Ortiz to peak on time for UFC 133.