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Brian Ortega

Brian "T-City" Ortega
  • Name: Brian Ortega
  • MMA Record: 13-0-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: T-City
  • Current Streak: 13 Wins
  • Age: 26 | Date of Birth: 1991.02.21
  • Last Fight: December 09, 2017 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Featherweight | Last Weigh-In: 144.8 lbs
  • Affiliation: Black House MMA
  • Height: 5'9" (175cm) | Reach: 69.0" (175cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $396,000 USD
  • Born: Torrance, California
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Torrance, California
  • Personal Pages: Twitter

Brian Ortega Featherweight Ranking History

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Brian Ortega MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Submission | Choke
3:22 Round 2 of 5, 8:22 Total

Us Cub Swanson
12-0-0 25-7-0

Us UFC Fight Night 123: Swanson vs. Ortega
Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs

Odds: -115 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $158,000 ($29K Base, $29K Bonus, $50K Fight/Night, $50K Perf/Night) | Weigh-In: 144.8 lbs (65.7 kgs) | Referee: Mike England
UFC Fight Night 123 Fight of the Night
UFC Fight Night 123 Performance of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
2:59 Round 3 of 3, 12:59 Total

Br Renato Carneiro
11-0-0 11-0-1

Us UFC 214: Cormier vs. Jones 2
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

Odds: +140 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $102,000 ($26K Base, $26K Bonus, $50K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
#14 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2017
#10 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2017
UFC 214 Fight of the Night
Cancelled Bout Hacran Dias UFC UFN 96 2016.10.01
Reason: Ortega Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
4:40 Round 3 of 3, 14:40 Total

Us Clay Guida
10-0-0 32-16-0

Us UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping 2
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

Odds: -240 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $46,000 ($23K Base, $23K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#34 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2016
Win | Submission | Choke
1:37 Round 3 of 3, 11:37 Total

Br Diego Brandão
9-0-0 20-10-0

Us UFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

Odds: -170 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $24,000 ($12K Base, $12K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 145.5 lbs (66.0 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#26 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2016
#4 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2016
Win | KO/TKO
4:10 Round 3 of 3, 14:10 Total

Br Thiago Tavares
8-0-0 19-5-1

Us UFC Fight Night 68: Boetsch vs. Henderson
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

Odds: +115 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta | Walkout Music: DMX - X Gon Give It to You
#10 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2015
UFC Fight Night 68 Fight of the Night
No Contest | Submission | Choke
1:39 Round 1 of 3

Us Mike De La Torre
8-0-0 12-4-0

Us UFC on FOX 12: Lawler vs. Brown
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

Odds: -170 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $16,000 ($8K Base, $8K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 145.5 lbs (66.0 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy | Walkout Music: DMX - X Gon’ Give It to Ya
Cancelled Bout Diego Brandão UFC UFN 2014.05.31
Reason: Brandao Injury
Win | Decision | Split
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Keoni Koch
7-0-0 5-0-0

Us RFA 12: Ortega vs. Koch
Main Event | Vacant Title | Featherweight | 145

Odds: -230 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Win | Submission | Choke
2:29 Round 3 of 3, 12:29 Total

Us Jordan Rinaldi
6-0-0 6-1-0

Us RFA 9: Munhoz vs. Curran
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

Odds: -140 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Thomas Guimond

Us Respect in the Cage

Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Carlos Garces

Us Respect in the Cage

Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Chris Mercado

Us Respect in the Cage

Win | Submission | Choke

Us Vincent Martinez

Us Respect in the Cage

Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 9:00 Total

Us Brady Harrison
1-0-0 5-2-0

Us Gladiator Challenge: Bad Behavior
Main Card

Win | Submission
1:48 Round 1 of 3

Us John Sassone
0-0-0 1-4-0

Us Gladiator Challenge: Maximum Force
Main Card


Brian Ortega Wiki Update Wiki

Brian Ortega (born February 21, 1991) is an American mixed martial artist, gi and no-gi grappling competitor from California. He has fought regularly in the Respect in The Cage mixed martial arts association, he currently holds the featherweight championship in the organization. Ortega is also a member of the Black Belt Surfing team and trains out of Black House MMA Gym.

*Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.


Mixed martial arts career:

Brian Ortega is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner who trains at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy under Rorion Gracie, and his sons Ryron, Rener, and Ralek Gracie in Torrance, California. He currently fights in the UFC featherweight division.

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

Ortega went on to compile an undefeated record of 8-0 before signing with the UFC in April of 2014.
Ultimate Fighting Championship:

Ortega was expected to make his promotional debut against Diego Brandao 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.

Last updated 03.29.2016, 7:27 PM ET
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