25 Facts About Brian Ortega

1.

Brian Ortega was born on February 21,1991 and is an American professional mixed martial artist.

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Brian Ortega currently competes in the Featherweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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3.

Brian Ortega was born in Los Angeles, California; he is of Mexican descent and possesses dual nationality, as both his parents are from Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.

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4.

Brian Ortega grew up in a Section 8 housing project of San Pedro, California.

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5.

Brian Ortega started learning martial arts when he was 5 years old at Al Martinez Muay Thai Kickboxing in Wilmington, CA.

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6.

When Brian Ortega was 17, he met boxing coach James Luhrsen, who took him in and trained him in striking skills.

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7.

Brian Ortega began his career competing for regional promotions exclusively in Southern California.

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8.

Brian Ortega won his first pro-MMA championship against Carlos Garces in a five-round bout via unanimous decision, becoming the Respect In The Cage featherweight champion.

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9.

Brian Ortega credited his success to support and love from James Luhrsen and Rener Gracie.

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10.

Brian Ortega was expected to make his promotional debut against Diego Brandao on May 31,2014, at The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale.

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11.

Brian Ortega eventually made his debut on July 26,2014 at UFC on Fox 12 against Mike De La Torre.

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12.

Brian Ortega faced Thiago Tavares on June 6,2015, at UFC Fight Night 68.

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13.

Brian Ortega won the back-and-forth fight via TKO in the third round.

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14.

Brian Ortega faced Diego Brandao, who is a second-degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, on January 2,2016, at UFC 195.

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15.

Brian Ortega was expected to face Hacran Dias on October 1,2016, at UFC Fight Night 96.

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16.

Brian Ortega next faced Renato Moicano on July 29,2017, at UFC 214.

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17.

Brian Ortega won the back and forth fight via submission in the third round with a guillotine choke, while both fighters were awarded Fight of the Night bonus.

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18.

Brian Ortega faced Cub Swanson on December 9,2017, at UFC Fight Night 123.

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19.

Brian Ortega was victorious in the fight, winning in the second round by guillotine choke submission.

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20.

Brian Ortega was scheduled to face Max Holloway for the UFC Featherweight Championship on July 7,2018, at UFC 226.

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21.

Brian Ortega lost the fight by doctor stoppage at the end of the fourth round.

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22.

Brian Ortega was scheduled to face Chan Sung Jung on December 21,2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 23.

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23.

Brian Ortega was scheduled for a UFC Featherweight Championship bout against current UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski on March 27,2021 at UFC 260.

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24.

Brian Ortega faced Alexander Volkanovski on September 25,2021 at UFC 266 for the UFC Featherweight Championship.

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25.

Brian Ortega faced Yair Rodriguez on July 16,2022, at UFC on ABC 3.

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