Brian “T-City” Ortega's Professional MMA debut
Ortega made his professional debut against John Sassone on April 25, 2010, fighting on the main card of Gladiator Challenge: Maximum Force.
He made a winning start to his career, defeating John Sassone who carried a 1-4-0 professional MMA record into the fight.
Brian Ortega beat John Sassone by Submission at 1:48 of Round 1.
Brian “T-City” Ortega's Ultimate Fighting Championship Career
Ortega made his debut in the UFC against Mike De La Torre on July 26, 2014, fighting on the preliminary card of UFC on FOX 12: Lawler vs. Brown having compiled a 8-0-0 professional MMA record.
Brian Ortega vs Mike De La Torre ended in No Contest Submission at 1:39 of Round 1.
Since his debut, Ortega has gone on to fight a total of 11 more times in the UFC. His UFC record stands at 7-3-0 with 1 no contest.
The first man to defeat Renato Moicano
Ortega defeated the previously unbeaten Renato Moicano on July 29, 2017, at UFC 214: Cormier vs. Jones 2. Renato Moicano came into the fight with a 11-0-1 record. Ortega was a +140 betting underdog going into the fight. Brian Ortega beat Renato Moicano by Submission at 2:59 of Round 3. Both fighters earned a post-fight bonus, after the bout was awarded Fight of the Night.
Failed UFC title challenge: UFC Featherweight Championship loss to Max Holloway
Ortega lost his 1st featherweight title challenge, losing to Max Holloway on December 8, 2018 at UFC 231: Holloway vs. Ortega.
Brian Ortega lost to Max Holloway by KO/TKO at 5:00 of Round 4. Both fighters earned a post-fight bonus, after the bout was awarded Fight of the Night.
Failed UFC title challenge: UFC Featherweight Championship loss to Alexander Volkanovski
Ortega lost his 2nd featherweight title challenge, losing to Alexander Volkanovski on September 25, 2021 at UFC 266: Volkanovski vs. Ortega.
Brian Ortega lost to Alexander Volkanovski by Decision at 5:00 of Round 5. Both fighters earned a post-fight bonus, after the bout was awarded Fight of the Night.
When was Brian Ortega's last win?
Ortega's last win came against Chan Sung Jung at UFC Fight Night on Saturday October 17, 2020. Brian Ortega beat Chan Sung Jung by Decision at 5:00 of Round 5.