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Brian Ortega

Brian Ortega

Nationality :American
Date Of Birth :February 21, 1991
Height :5 feet 8 inches
Weight :66 kg

Brian Ortega (born February 21, 1991) is a Mexican-American professional mixed martial artist. A 1st degree Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, Ortega currently competes in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A professional since 2010, Ortega has also competed in the RFA, where he was the Featherweight Champion. As of July 18, 2022, he is No. 3 in the UFC featherweight rankings.

QUICK FACTS

BornBrian Martin Ortega
February 21, 1991 (age 32)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Nickname(s)T-City
NationalityAmerican
Mexican
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)

Brian Ortega Biography, EarlyLife

On February 21, 1991, Brian Ortega was born. Brian Martin Ortega is his full name. He was born in the American city of Los Angeles, California. He has dual citizenship, American and Mexican because his parents are Mexican. He is of white ethnic origin. Martin Ortega is his father. He is of Mexican ancestry. He is a Christian, and his zodiac sign is Pisces. His parents are Mexicans from Hermosillo, Sonora, who moved to the United States and settled in California. San Pedro, California is his hometown. He has two sisters and a brother named Chris.

Brian Ortega Education

His educational history is not published because he has not yet given it to the public. However, this detailed information is currently being reviewed and will be updated soon.

Brian Ortega’s Height, And Weight

Brian Ortega is 1.75 meters tall, or 5 feet and 9 inches tall. He weighs about 145 pounds or 66 kilograms. He has an athletic physique. He has a 69-inch reach.

His sexual orientation is heterosexual.

Career

Ortega was expected to make his promotional debut against Diego Brandão on May 31, 2014, at The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale. However, Brandao pulled out of the bout in the days leading up to the event citing an injury. Due to the late nature of the change, officials did not try to find a replacement and Ortega was pulled from the card as well.

Ortega eventually made his debut on July 26, 2014, at UFC on Fox 12 against Mike De La Torre. Originally, a first-round submission (rear-naked choke) win for Ortega, the result was changed to “No Contest” after Ortega tested positive for drostanolone during a post-fight screening. Subsequently, Ortega was fined $2,500 and suspended for nine months.

Ortega faced Thiago Tavares on June 6, 2015, at UFC Fight Night 68. He won the back-and-forth fight via TKO in the third round. Both participants were awarded Fight of the Night honors.

Ortega faced Diego Brandão, who is a second-degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, on January 2, 2016, at UFC 195. After being down against Diego’s striking for the first two rounds, Ortega rallied and won via triangle choke in the third round.

At UFC 199 on June 4, 2016, Ortega defeated Clay Guida by KO in the third round. After winning the first round, Guida won the second round and looked to have the third won until Ortega rallied and won via a flying knee near the end of the round.

Ortega was expected to face Hacran Dias on October 1, 2016, at UFC Fight Night 96. However, Ortega pulled out of the fight in early September and was replaced by Andre Fili.

Ortega next faced Renato Moicano on July 29, 2017, at UFC 214. He won the back-and-forth fight via submission in the third round with a guillotine choke, while both fighters were awarded a Fight of the Night bonus.

Ortega faced Cub Swanson on December 9, 2017, at UFC Fight Night 123. He was victorious in the fight, winning in the second round by guillotine choke submission. The finish put Ortega’s streak at five straight fights won with a finish, which at the time was the second longest current win streak in the UFC featherweight division behind the champion, Max Holloway. The win also earned him the Fight of the Night and Performance of the Night honors.

Ortega faced Frankie Edgar on March 3, 2018, at UFC 222. He won the fight via knockout in the first round. In doing so, he became the first man to ever finish Edgar in MMA. This win earned him the Performance of the Night bonus.

Ortega was scheduled to face Max Holloway for the UFC Featherweight Championship on July 7, 2018, at UFC 226. However, on July 4, Holloway was pulled from the fight due to “concussion-like symptoms”. Hence, Ortega scratched from the fight after Holloway’s withdrawal.

The fight against Max Holloway eventually took place on December 8, 2018, in the main event at UFC 231. Ortega lost the fight by doctor stoppage at the end of the fourth round. This fight earned him the Fight of the Night award.

Ortega was scheduled to face Chan Sung Jung on December 21, 2019, at UFC on ESPN+ 23. However, Ortega pulled out of the fight in early December citing a knee injury. The bout against Jung eventually took place on October 18, 2020, at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie. Dropping Jung multiple times, Ortega won the one-sided match by unanimous decision.

Ortega was scheduled for a UFC Featherweight Championship bout against current UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski on March 27, 2021, at UFC 260. However, the fight was canceled due to COVID-19 protocols.

On April 2, 2021, it was announced that Alexander Volkanovski and Ortega would be the coaches for The Ultimate Fighter 29 at ESPN+ and the show will feature contestants at bantamweight and middleweight.

Ortega faced Alexander Volkanovski on September 25, 2021, at UFC 266 for the UFC Featherweight Championship. He lost the fight via unanimous decision. This fight earned him the Fight of the Night award.

Ortega faced Yair Rodríguez on July 16, 2022, at UFC on Brian Ortega 3. He lost the fight via TKO at the end of the first round after suffering a dislocated shoulder which rendered him unable to continue.

Brian Ortega’s Net Worth

Brian Ortega receives money via his professional MMA fighting career. Contracts, bout purses, bonuses, and sponsorships provide the majority of his revenue. His net worth is currently believed to be $2 million.

Brian Ortega’s Wife, Marriage, Children

Brian Ortega is presently dating Tracy Cortez, another MMA fighter. He was formerly married to Stephanie Roberts, with whom he had two daughters.

Brian Ortega Awards

  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
    • Fight of the Night (Five times) vs. Thiago Tavares, Renato Moicano, Cub Swanson, Max Holloway, and Alexander Volkanovski
    • Performance of the Night (Two times) vs. Cub Swanson and Frankie Edgar 
  • Resurrection Fighting Alliance
    • RFA Featherweight Champion (one time)
  • World MMA Awards
    • 2017 Breakthrough Fighter of the Year 
  • MMAJunkie.com
    • 2015 June Fight of the Month vs. Thiago Tavares 
    • 2021 September Fight of the Month vs. Alexander Volkanovski 
  • ESPN
    • 2021 Fight of the Year vs. Alexander Volkanovski 
  • MMA Mania
    • 2021 Fight of the Year vs. Alexander Volkanovski 
  • MMA Sucka
    • 2021 Fight of the Year vs. Alexander Volkanovski

FAQ

What is the net worth of Brian Ortega?

His net worth is 2 million dollars.

What is the height of Brian Ortega?

His height is 5 feet and 9 inches.

What is the age of Brian Ortega?

His age is 32 years as of 2023.

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