Brian Ortega Biography
Brian Ortega is an American professional mixed martial artist competing in the Featherweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Ortega has been a professional since 2010, and he has won the RFA Featherweight Championship. He is currently ranked #2 in the UFC featherweight rankings as of July 30, 2020.
Brian Ortega Age
Ortega is 30 years old. He was born on February 21, 1991, in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Brian Ortega Height, Weight
Ortega stands at a height of 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) and weighs 145 lb (66 kg).
Brian Ortega Parents, Background
Ortega was born to parents of Mexican descent who are from Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. He possesses American and Mexican nationality. He was raised in a San Pedro, California, Section 8 housing community. Brian began his martial arts training at Al Martinez Muay Thai Kickboxing in Wilmington, California, when he was five years old.
He began practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Torrance, California, when he was 13 years old, under Rorion Gracie and his sons Ryron, Rener, and Ralek Gracie.
Brian Ortega Girlfriend
Ortega is in a relationship with Tracy Cortez, a women’s flyweight pursuing her trade in the UFC with a record of 9-1. They began dating in 2020 after he shot his shot on one of her Instagram posts. They have been sharing photos of them together on their respective social media pages.
Brian Ortega Kids
Ortega was previously in a relationship with Stephanie Roberts for a long time. they have two sons whom he loves dearly.
Brian Ortega UFC
When Ortega was 17, he met boxing instructor James Luhrsen, who took him in and taught him striking techniques. He started his career in Southern California, competing for regional promotions. In a five-round fight, he won his first pro-MMA championship by unanimous decision over Carlos Garces, becoming the featherweight champion of Respect In The Cage.
Ortega had an unbeaten record of 8–0 before signing with the UFC in April 2014. He credited James Luhrsen and Rener Gracie with helping him achieve his goal. He was set to make his promotional debut against Diego Brando at The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale on May 31, 2014. However, Brandao withdrew from the fight in the days leading up to it, citing an injury.
Due to the lateness of the change, officials did not attempt to find a replacement, and Ortega was also removed from the roster. Ortega finally made his UFC debut on July 26, 2014, against Mike De La Torre at UFC on Fox 12.
Originally a first-round submission (rear-naked choke) victory for Ortega, the result was changed to “No Contest” after he tested positive for drostanolone during a post-fight drug test. He was fined $2,500 and suspended for nine months as a result of his actions.
Brian Ortega Next Fight
His next fight will be updated soon.
Brian Ortega Movie
Ortega appeared in the action crime movie The Tax Collector playing the role of Venom. He has also appeared as himself on UFC Embedded: Vlog Series, Countdown to UFC, The Ultimate Fighter, and LA Originals
Brian Ortega vs Alexander Volkanovski
On March 27, 2021, Ortega was scheduled to face current UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski in a UFC Featherweight Championship fight at UFC 260. The fight, however, was canceled due to COVID-19 protocols. On April 2, 2021, it was announced that Alexander Volkanovski and Ortega will serve as coaches for The Ultimate Fighter 29 on ESPN+, which will feature bantamweight and middleweight contestants.
On September 25, 2021, Ortega fought Alexander Volkanovski for the UFC Featherweight Championship at UFC 266. He was defeated by a unanimous decision. He won the Fight of the Night award for this fight.
Brian Ortega vs Korean Zombie
Ortega was set to face Chan Sung Jung at UFC on ESPN+ 23 on December 21, 2019. Ortega, on the other hand, withdrew from the fight in early December, citing a knee injury. The fight with Jung was eventually scheduled for October 18, 2020, at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie. Ortega won the one-sided match by unanimous decision, dropping Jung multiple times.
Brian Ortega VS Max Holloway
On July 7, 2018, at UFC 226 in Las Vegas, Ortega was set to face Max Holloway for the UFC Featherweight Championship. However, Holloway was pulled from the fight on July 4 due to “concussion-like symptoms. As a result of Holloway’s withdrawal, Ortega withdrew from the fight.
The fight against Max Holloway eventually took place in the main event of UFC 231 on December 8, 2018. Ortega was defeated by a doctor’s stoppage at the end of the fourth round. This fight earned him the title of Fight of the Night.
Brian Ortega Net Worth
Ortega has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million as of 2021.