Biography(references)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. He grew up in a Section 8 housing project of San Pedro, California. Brian started learning martial arts when he was 5 years old at Al Martinez Muay Thai Kickboxing in Wilmington, CA. When he turned 13, he began training Brazilian jiu-jitsu at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy under Rorion Gracie, and his sons Ryron, Rener, and Ralek Gracie in Torrance, California.
Awards & Accolades
UFC: Fight of the Night (Five times) vs. Thiago Tavares, Renato Moicano, Cub Swanson, Max Holloway and Alexander Volkanovski
UFC: Performance of the Night (Two times) vs. Cub Swanson and Frankie Edgar
World MMA Awards: 2017 Breakthrough Fighter of the Year
MMAJunkie.com: 2015 June Fight of the Month vs. Thiago Tavares
MMAJunkie.com: 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
Top Finishes: Brian Ortega
Fight Outcomes - WinsLosses
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