- Brett Okamoto, ESPN Staff Writer
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Tito Ortiz has pleaded no contest to a DUI charge stemming from an incident on Jan. 6 in which he crashed his Porsche Panamera into a freeway median in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles County Superior Court confirmed the plea to ESPN.com on Wednesday, following an initial report by TMZ. Ortiz, 39, originally entered a plea of not guilty.
The former UFC light heavyweight champion and current Bellator fighter must serve 36 months probation, pay a $390 fine and enroll in an alcohol education program.
Ortiz was arrested early the morning of Jan. 6 on Interstate 405. He had two passengers in his car at the time of the accident, but no one was injured.
Fighting out of Huntington Beach, Calif., Ortiz (16-11-1) was forced to withdraw from a fight against Quinton Jackson in November due to injury. He was cleared to resume training in February and will meet Alexander Shlemenko at Bellator 120 on May 17 near Memphis, Tenn.