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"The People's Champ"

Tito Ortiz

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Win Rate
62 %
Finish Rate
67 %
Decision Win %
55 %

Tito Ortiz

Age
46
Height
6' 3 (191 cm)
Reach
75 in. (6' 3/190 cm)
Ape-Index
0.995
Stance
Orthodox
Nationality
United States
Main Division
Light Heavyweight
Biography
His parents divorced when he was thirteen years old, and his mother took the young Ortiz with her back to Huntington Beach. When he was only seven years old, Ortiz supported himself by selling fish that he caught at a local pier and later attended Huntington Beach High School, where he began wrestling during his sophomore year. He excelled at the sport, winning a CIF championship at 189 pounds, and finishing fourth in the state tournament as a senior. When Ortiz was eighteen years old, his mother kicked him out of the house and he began living with one of his brothers while doing labor work, and later became addicted to methamphetamines.
Fighter Trivia
On November 30, 2006, in an interview on The Howard Stern Show, Ortiz stated that he was in love with Jameson, that she was no longer acting in pornography, and that they were in a monogamous relationship. On April 26, 2010, Ortiz was arrested for felony domestic violence against then-girlfriend Jenna Jameson at their Huntington Beach, California, home. While Ortiz describes his poker playing as a hobby, in March 2017 he placed 22nd in the $5,300 No Limit Hold'em PokerStars Championship Main Event in Panama.

Awards & Accolades

  • UFC: UFC Hall of Fame (2012, pioneer wing)
  • UFC: UFC Light Heavyweight Championship (One time). Five successful title defenses
  • UFC: Five successful title defenses
  • UFC: UFC 13 Light Heavyweight Tournament Runner-Up
  • UFC: Knockout of the Night (One time)
  • UFC: Submission of the Night (One time)
  • UFC: Fight of the Night (Four times)
  • UFC: 2006 Fight of the Year vs. Forrest Griffin on April 15
  • UFC: Second most championship fights in the Light Heavyweight division (9)
  • UFC: Second most championship rounds fought on Light Heavyweight division (28)
  • UFC: Second most successful Light Heavyweight title defenses in UFC history (5)
  • UFC: Second most consecutive successful Light Heavyweight title defenses in UFC history (5)
  • UFC: Second most wins in Light Heavyweight division championship fights (6)
  • UFC: Tied second most wins in the Light Heavyweight division (15) with Ryan Bader
  • UFC: Five successful title defenses
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter: 1999 Fight of the Year vs. Frank Shamrock on September 24
  • Sherdog: Mixed Martial Arts Hall of Fame
  • Fighting Spirit Magazine: 2006 Fight of the Year vs. Forrest Griffin on April 15
  • MMA Freak: MMA Freak Hall of Fame Class of 2013
  • fightmatrix.com: 2014 Comeback Fighter Of The Year
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Worst Gimmick (2013) Aces & Eights
  • Abu Dhabi Combat Club: 2000 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships −99 kg Bronze Medalist
  • California Community College Athletic Association: CCCAA State Champion (1995, 1996)
  • California Community College Athletic Association: CCCAA All-American (1995, 1996)
  • California Community College Athletic Association: CCCAA All-State Selection (1995, 1996)
  • California Interscholastic Federation: CIF All-State Selection (1993)

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Fighter Videos

UFC 13 Free Fight: Guy Mezger vs Tito Ortiz (1997)
Bellator MMA Highlights: Tito Ortiz vs Stephan Bonnar, Joe Schilling, Will Brooks & more

 

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