Brian Ortega

by John Max 13 May,2018
Brian Ortega
Body Stats
Height 5 Feet 8 Inch
Personal Info
  • Birth Name Brian Martin Ortega
  • Birth Place San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Famous Name Brian Ortega
  • Father Unknown
  • Mother Unknown
  • Net Worth around $ 3,50,000
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity American Mexican
  • Currently Working For UFC
  • Boyfriend No
  • Tatto(s) Unknown

Brian Ortega is an American mixed martial artist who currently competes under renowned American MMA promotion, Ultimate Fighting Championship in its featherweight division.


He is currently the number one contender for the featherweight belt. He fought the reigning UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway in his first ever title shot at UFC 321 in the main event. Ortega suffered his very first UFC defeat against Max on 9th December 2018.

Apart from UFC, he has also received Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu under the tutelage of Rener Gracie and was also American promotion, RFA Featherweight Champion.

Brian Ortega’s Net worth and Salary

As his salary is not known, however, it was reported he earned around $100,000 for his UFC bout against Cub Swanson on December 9, 2017, at UFC Fight Night 123. He was one of the highest paid fighters at UFC 22 earning $200,000 after defeating Frankie Edgar.

Moreover, he earned $52,000 after defeating Renato Moicano at UFC 214.

Looking at his professional MMA career, due to his wins at UFC, he must have amassed a good deal of money through his fights, hence his net worth could be estimated to be over $350,000.

Ortega has made the UFC career earnings of about $700,000. 

With his accumulated wealth, he loves to spend his free time relaxing in the most exotic and memorable places in the world.

Brian Ortega Personal Life

Brian Ortega currently 27,  is 5 feet 8 inches tall in height and weighs around 66 kg. He has a maximum punching reach of 69 inches. Further, Brian Ortega has Blue eyes.

The UFC fighter‘s current relationship or his past relationships are not known. Brian has confirmed that Brian doesn't have any girlfriends via various social media posts. Further, There is also no proof of him being married or dating someone. 

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Though he posts pictures with a lady in his official socials but has never pinpointed them as his girlfriend or wife. 

Brian Ortega’s Early Life and Career

Brian Ortega was born on February 21, 1991, in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, USA. His star sign is Pisces. Furthermore, he of Mexican descent and holds dual nationality, as his parents are from Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. 

At the tender age of five, he began learning martial arts. When he turned 13, he started training Brazilian jiu-jitsu at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy and started off his fighting career with the regional MMA promotions of Southern California.

Brian Ortega Professional Career

He signed with UFC in April 2014 and scheduled to make his UFC debut against Diego Brandao at the Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3. The Finale that took place on May 31, 2014.

Later, he was pulled out off due to injury and made his official debut against Mike De La Torre at UFC event, UFC on Fox 12 on July 26, 2014.

He initially won the match via rear naked chokehold but later was altered to No contest for testing positive for drostanolone, subsequently, he was fined $2,500 and suspended for 9 months.

Brian later took on Clay Guida and won via KO in the third round at UFC 199 and later had about against Renato Moicano at UFC 214 on July 29, 2017. He was victorious through a  submission hold.

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In the event, he was awarded the Fight of the Night bonus award and later faced off against Frankie Edgar at UFC 222. He won via KO in the first round of the match and the match got him the Performance of the Night bonus award.

He was expected to face  Max Holloway for the Feather Championship at UFC 226 on July 7, 2018, however, Holloway pulled out of the fight due to "concussion-like symptoms".

The rematch took place in Toronto at UFC 231. Brain Ortega fought Holloway in UFC 231's main event and after four rounds of action, the fight ended with a doctor's stoppage. Ortega Suffered his first ever UFC loss against Max Holloway on 8th December 2018.


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