Brian Martin Ortega is an America-based professional mixed martial artist. He is currently signed with the UFC featherweight division. Brian is a professional fighter since 2010 and has also competed in RFA and remained a featherweight champion. As per the latest ranking on 21st September 2021, he ranks at #2 in UFC featherweight rankings.
Brian Ortega was born on 21st February 1991 and was born in Los Angeles, California. He was brought up and nourished in San Pedro, California. Brian belongs to dual nationality as he is of Mexican descent and both of his parents are from Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. He started learning martial arts at a very age when he was merely 5 years old. He initiated his practice while being at Al Martinez Muay Thai Kickboxing in Wilmington, CA. When he became 13; he started his training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
When Brian was just 17, he met his boxing coach named James Luhrsen who trained him and made him learn striking skills. Ortega started competing for regional promotions in Southern California. He first won the title of pro-MMA championship while competing against Carlos Garces with a five-round bout and he earned the title on his name by unanimous decision. Ortega went to make an undefeated record of 8-0 before actually getting contracted with UFC in April 2014.
Brian Ortega Career with UFC
Ortega was scheduled to make his promotional debut against Diego Brandao on 31st May 2014 at UFC Brazil 3 Finale. However, Diego Brandao pulled out the bout while citing that he was severely injured. Due to the change and late in the nature of change, officials didn’t try to find any replacement for Brandao, and later, Ortega was pulled out from the card as well.
Due to this, Ortega made his debut with UFC on Fox 12 on 26th July 2014 while standing against Mike De La Torre. Originally, the first round was like a game-win for Ortega but the results were later changes to NC (No Contest) as Ortega was tested positive with drostanolone while screening for the same after the fight. This further made Ortega get fined $2,500 and was also suspended for nine months. Ortega is scheduled to stand against Alexander Volkanovski on 25th September 2021 at UFC 266.
Brian Ortega Biography
|Real Name||Brian Martin Ortega|
|Birth Date||21 February 1991|
|Age (as of 2021)||30 Years|
|Birth Place||San Pedro, California, United States|
|Profession||Mixed Martial Artist|
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 9” – in Centimeters – 175 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 66 kg – in Pounds – 145 lbs|
|Chest Size||42 inches|
|Waist Size||40 inches|
|Biceps Size||17 inches|
|Shoe Size||11 (U.S.)|
|Sister||One (Miros Vazquez)|
|Brother||One (Robert Roberts)|
|Marital Status||In Relation|
Ortega has been living in a relationship with his long-time girlfriend named Stephanie Roberts. They both have been together for many years and have two children. Roberts belongs to Torrance, California, and has one sister and one brother named Miros Vazquez and Robert Roberts respectively. She seems to be quiet on social media though she has been seen many times with Ortega. Talking about Roberts, she has been graduated from West High Scholl in 2009 and then went to El Camino College while studying until 2002. She is best known for involving in a relationship with Ortega. Her Facebook profile says that she has visited GracieUniversity.com.
Ortega has also been linked with Halle Berry many times. They have seen together post the fight pictures at the field. Brian Ortega and Halle Berry met at UFC 232 and they together posed for a picture. Ortega definitely had something to talk about in his relationship with Halle. He said that they both become friendly to each other on Instagram and thought of being in touch with each other. Meanwhile, Halle reached out to him saying that she had found something more about him and wanted to reach him to train him for the movie. To this, Ortega replied that he would definitely help her out for making the movie and it would be his pleasure to guide her in doing so.
Brian Ortega Net Worth
Brian Ortega started his UFC career with a fight against Mike De La Torre which was one of the biggest hits of his career. This made one of the thrilling matches ever but was later resulted in NC at the end. Subsequently, he fought with many names including Renato Moicano and Thiago Tavares. Ortego is being endorsed with CBD Brand Leader Ignite International Limited which has given him estimated earnings of $1,238,500. He is estimated to earn a net worth of around $1.25 million.
- Brian has been a contender in the UFC featherweight division after being debuted in 2014.
- After seeking a spectacularly bloody fight with Max Holloway where he was definitely beaten to lose, Ortega bounced with the huge comeback while winning against Chan Sung Jung.
- Brian is being titled as “T-City” who is now a coach on UFC 29 alongside featherweight Alexander Volkanovski.
- He has won the honor of the “Fight of the Night Award” four times and the title of the “Performance of the Night” awards two times.
- Brian slapped Jay Park during UFC 248 on 8th March 2020 and a police complaint was filed against him.
- He has received the honor of the “Breakthrough Fighter of the Year” Award 2018.