Why is Brian Ortega called T-City?

Last Modified Jun 24, 2024 08:53 GMT


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Brian Ortega was born on February 21, 1991, in Los Angeles, California, USA. The 33-year-old Ortega remains a top professional mixed martial artist in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), having propelled to the promotion riding high on the success of his career while competing in different promotions at the onset of his career.


Brian Ortega won championships in two promotions in the featherweight weight class. He won the RTC featherweight belt at RTC Respect in the Cage 10 on March 12, 2011, by defeating Carlos Garces via a unanimous decision. His other featherweight title reign came at RFA 12 on January 24, 2024, by outclassing Keoni Koch by a unanimous decision.


After winning the title at RFA 12, Brian Ortega eventually joined the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) as an undefeated professional mixed martial artist. He amassed a six-fight winning streak in the promotion and eventually competed for the featherweight title in the UFC against Max Holloway.


Brian Ortega and Max Holloway clashed in a featherweight showdown at UFC 231 on December 8, 2018. Holloway prevailed in the bout and defended his belt successfully by defeating Ortega via unanimous decision. He has a professional mixed martial record of 16 wins, 3 losses, and 1 no-contest as of June 29, 2024.


Brian Ortega Nickname

Brian Ortega is nicknamed ‘T-City’ in the professional fight business due to his efficient usage of submission maneuvers in his fights to secure comfortable victories. As of June 2024, Ortega has secured 8 of his 16 victories with the help of submissions, 3 by knockout, and 5 by decision. Brian Ortega will square off against Diego Lopes in a featherweight bout on his return to the octagon at UFC 303 on June 29, 2024.


FAQs on Brian Ortega Nickname

A. He is nicknamed T-City.

A. He has 8 submission victories in his professional career as of June 2024.

A. He fought in his most recent fight at UFC Fight Night: Moreno vs. Royval 2 on February 24, 2024.

A. Yes, he won his most recent fight.

A. He is ranked as No.3 in the UFC featherweight rankings.

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