Brian Ortega

Report: Brian Ortega vs. Yair Rodriguez In The Works For July 17

A showdown between top UFC featherweight contenders Brian Ortega and Yair Rodriguez is reportedly in the works for later this year. This was first reported by MMA journalist Ariel Helwani on his Substack channel. ESPN Deportes later provided the date of July 17, with the bout serving as the main event.
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Brian Ortega, Yair Rodriguez agree to headlining bout at UFC event on July 16

A featherweight showdown between Brian Ortega and Yair Rodriguez has been targeted for the main event of a UFC card on July 16. ESPN Deportes was first to report that both fighters have verbally agreed to the pairing. A location for the event has not been determined. The 31-year-old Ortega...
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Midnight Mania! ‘Corrupt cops’ strand Brian Ortega in Mexico

Top-ranked Featherweight contender Brian Ortega is rumored to be in talks to fight high-flying finisher Yair Rodriguez, but “T-City” has a more immediate problem on his hands. After a run-in with local police, Ortega is stranded in Mexico without his license, meaning he’s unable to make it through the border and return to the states (h/t MMANews).

UFC star Brian Ortega shares video of corrupt cops in Mexico: “They took my license so I won’t be able to get back home”

UFC star Brian Ortega has shared footage of police officers refusing to let him leave after he didn’t give them money. In the last few years Brian Ortega may not have been as active as he would’ve liked, but he’s still been able to establish himself as one of the best featherweights in the game today. After taking a few years off following his defeat to Max Holloway, he came back and put on a fantastic display to defeat The Korean Zombie.

Brian Ortega Stuck In Mexico After Squabble With Local Police

UFC featherweight contender Brian Ortega is stuck in Mexico after a run-in with the cops that resulted in his license being taken from him. Ortega last fought in the UFC Octagon at UFC 266, falling short against Alexander Volkanovski via a unanimous decision in arguably one of the best fights of 2021. A fight between him and Yair Rodriguez is reportedly in the works for later this year.

Brian Ortega vs. Yair Rodriguez in the Works

Brian ‘T-City’ Ortega and Yair ‘La Pantera’ Rodriguez are being linked to face off later this year according to Ariel Helwani. Brian Ortega (15-2) is coming off a loss to UFC Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski in a fight of the year contender at UFC 266 in September of last year. Ortega, 30, is currently ranked second in the division having recorded high profile wins against ‘Korean Zombie’ Chang Sung Jung, former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, and Cub Swanson. His two losses come against arguable two of the best featherweights in history, in a 2018 loss to Max Holloway and as mentioned Alexander Volkanovski.

UFC working on booking Brian Ortega – Yair Rodriguez

The UFC is currently working towards a banger of a matchup in the featherweight division. Ariel Helwani reported yesterday afternoon that the promotion was working towards booking a matchup between Brian “T-City” Ortega (15-2, 1 NC) and Yair Rodriguez (13-3, 1 NC). Word is that the UFC is...

Brian Ortega vs. Yair Rodriguez reportedly in the works

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 145-pound Featherweight division can seemingly do no wrong when it comes to match ups. Ariel Helwani is reporting that a fight between top-ranked contenders, Brian Ortega (No. 2) and Yair Rodriguez (No. 3), is being targeted for a future date yet to be determined. For...

Brian Ortega tattooed ‘Tracy’ on his mouth for Valentine’s Day

Brian Ortega is dedicated to his fiance fellow UFC fighter Tracy Cortez and he’s not afraid to show it. On February 14, Valentine’s Day, Orega shared a video of a new tattoo “Tracy” which he got done on the inside of his lip. “All I can...

Brian Ortega Gets “Tracy” Tattooed On Inner Lip For Valentine’s Day

Never let it be said that Brian Ortega is not a romantic. Love was in the air worldwide yesterday during Valentine’s Day. And for UFC featherweight Brian Ortega, it was also on his inner lip. The two-time UFC title challenger went the extra mile on V-Day to show his...

Dan Hooker eyes Brian Ortega for return to featherweight

One month after his Lightweight loss to Islam Makhachev at UFC 267 ( ), Dan Hooker made a test cut down to the Featherweight division. The next time “The Hangman” starts shedding the weight it will be the real deal. Indeed, Hooker revealed that he intends to return...

Dan Hooker Wants To Make Featherweight Return Against Brian Ortega

Dan Hooker wants one of the featherweight division’s biggest challenges for his return to the weight class. Hooker recently revealed that he asked UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby to face Brian Ortega for his first featherweight fight since 2016. This conversation took place at UFC 269, where Hooker was cornering teammate Kai Kara-France.

Dan Hooker asks the UFC for Brian Ortega in return to featherweight with Korean Zombie injured

Dan Hooker is looking to fight Brian Ortega in his return to featherweight. Hooker recently did a test cut and made 145-pounds with ease and after that, he called for a fight with Chan Sung Jung aka Korean Zombie. However, Jung is injured and with that, Hooker says he talked to Sean Shelby at UFC 269 and asked for Brian Ortega which Shelby did not shut down, so “The Hangman” is hoping that is the fight.

Brian Ortega: Bio, Net Worth and Career Highlights

5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) / 145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb) / Featherweight. Brian Ortega is one of the best BJJ specialists in the featherweight division; there is danger once he gets a hold of you. Hence the nickname T-city because his signature submission is the Triangle choke. Ortega is currently #2 ranked featherweight with losses only in title fights.