Who did Brian Ortega lose to?

Last Modified Jun 24, 2024 08:56 GMT


Brian Ortega
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Brian Ortega is among the top contenders in the UFC, where he competes in the featherweight division. He fought in different fight promotions after transforming into a professional fighter. Ortega was interested in combat sports as a teen and started training in jiu-jitsu at the age of 13. Ortega made his professional debut in 2010 by squaring off against John Sassone at Gladiator Challenge: Maximum Force.


In his inaugural professional showdown, Brian Ortega dispatched Sassone by clutching him in a triangle choke, forcing him to submit in the first round to secure a victory. Brian Ortega faced Carlos Graces at Respect in The Cage 10 on March 12, 2011, for the RTC featherweight title. He won the fight via unanimous decision and won the title.


Brian Ortega locked horns with Keoni Koch at RFA 12 on January 24, 2014, for the RFA featherweight championship. Ortega and Koch threw the kitchen sink at each other in a closely fought battle, which Ortega won at last via a split decision. He made his debut in the UFC against Mike De La Torre at UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. Brown on July 26, 2014. He won the fight but was later overturned to a no-contest due to Ortega testing positive for drostanolone.


Brian Ortega competed for the UFC featherweight title against Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 266, on September 25, 2021. He went neck-to-neck with Volkanovski throughout the five rounds of the bout, came up short in the end and lost the fight via unanimous decision.


Brian Ortega Losses

Brian Ortega has lost three professional fights in his career as a mixed martial artist.


Brian Ortega vs. Max Holloway

Brian Ortega and Max Holloway went against each other at UFC 231 on December 8, 2018, in a featherweight title showdown. Holloway defeated him via fourth-round TKO, handing Ortega his first professional loss.


Brian Ortega vs. Alexander Volkanovski

Brian Ortega and Alexander Volkanovski locked horns with each other at UFC 266 on September 25, 2021. The fight went through five rounds and Volknovski won by a unanimous decision. The loss was Ortega’s second professional defeat.


Brian Ortega vs. Yair Rodriguez 1

Brian Ortega and Yair Rodriguez squared off against each other at UFC on ABC: Ortega vs. Rodriguez on July 16, 2022. Ortega lost via first-round TKO, suffering the third loss of his professional career.


How did Brian Ortega dislocate his shoulder?

Brian Ortega dislocated his shoulder in a fight against Yair Rodriguez at the UFC on ABC: Ortega vs. Rodriguez. He injured his shoulder in the bout and lost by a TKO due to the injury. He hasn’t competed since then and is expected to make his return to the octagon on February 24, 2024, at UFC Fight Night: Moreno vs. Royval 2 in a featherweight showdown.



Last Updated On June 24, 2024

FAQs on Brian Ortega Losses

A. He has lost three fights as of June 2024.

A. He has won 16 wins.

A. Brian Ortega hurt his shoulder at UFC on ABC: Ortega vs. Rodriguez.

A. Brian Ortega was defeated for the first time by Max Holloway at UFC 231.

A. He has never won a UFC belt as of June 2024.

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