Brian Ortega is a professional mixed martial artist from Los Angeles, California. He has both American and Mexican citizenships. He fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and in July 2020, he was named by the UFC as their No.2 featherweight fighter. In addition to the UFC, he also fought in the Legacy Fighting Alliance and was once named their featherweight champion.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Brian Martin Ortega was born on February 21, 1991, in Los Angeles, California the United States. He is currently living in and fighting out of Torrance, California. He stands 175 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 66 kg. His reach is 175 cm. He has fought in the featherweight and lightweight divisions.

Height / weight 1.75 m / 66 kg
Born 21 Feb 1991
Nationality United States United States
Nickname T-City

Going by the name “T-City”, he is of Mexican descent. Both his parents were from Sonora in Mexico. He trained in Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.


Since he turned pro in 2010, Ortega has had 18 fights, winning 15. His first professional fight was held in April 2010. It was for the Gladiator Challenge and was against John Sassone. He later won against Brady Harrison and Vincent Martinez. His first fight in 2011 was against Chris Mercado. In the same year, he fought Carlos Garces.

He did not have any professional fights in 2012 and did not return to RITC until 2013. He had three fights then, against Thomas Guimond and Jordan Rinaldi. He also had two fights in 2014, one against Keoni Koch and the other against Mike de la Torre. The Torre fight was a no-contest. The de la Torre fight was supposed to be his UFC debut.

His first UFC win was against Thiago Taveres. It was held in 2015. From 2015 to 2017, he had an undefeated record in the UFC. In 2018, he had his first loss. It was in December 2018 against Max Holloway.

In 2020, he went up against Chan Sung Jung and won. His latest UFC fight was held in September 2021. It was against Alexander Volkanovski and it ended in a loss for Ortega.

Career Record

Total Fights - 18

Wins - 15

  • Wins by Knockout - 3
  • Wins by Submission - 7
  • Wins by Decision - 5

Losses - 2

  • Losses by Knockout - 1
  • Losses by Decision - 1

No Contests - 1

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