Tito Ortiz

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Tito Ortiz

Born

1/23/1975, Huntington Beach, California, USA

Birth Name

Tito Ortiz

Gender

Male

Also Known As

Jacob Christopher Ortiz, The Huntington Beach Bad Boy
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Biography

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"The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Tito Ortiz is one of the most accomplished MMA fighters of all-time. A dominant former Light Heavyweight Champion Ortiz is considered one of the last stars of the "old guard" of the UFC.

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  • Trivia

    • In August 2008 Tito revealed that he and girlfriend Jenna Jameson were expecting their first child together.

    • Tito's greatest moment in Mixed Martial Arts is when he beat Vanderlei Silva, & won the Light Heavyweight Belt.
      His worst moment in Mixed Martial Arts is when he was defeated by Frank Shamrock.

    • Tito sports an 'H' on his left arm & a 'B' on his right. The tattoos stand for his home town, Huntington Beach.

    • Tito defeated Ken Shamrock on October 10, 2006 in the first round, knocking him out in 2:23. Ortiz initially showed a blatant disrespect by making obscene gestures & screaming at Shamrock & his team. Shamrock's corner confronted Tito, & Tito took the classy road by finally raising Shamrock's arm. The trilogy is now over, Tito defeats Ken Shamrock, 3-0.

    • Tito is dating adult-movie actress Jenna Jameson and the two of them are expecting a baby in March 2009.

    • Tito uses Eminem's hard rock-rap single "Mosh" as his entrance music.

    • In UFC 32: Showdown at The Meadowlands, on 6-20-01, Tito defeated Elvis Sinosic in a technical knock out.

    • In UFC 30: Battle Of The Belts, on 2-23-01, Tito defeated Evan Tanner, in an astonishing 30 seconds, shocking the crowd.

    • In UFC 29: Defense Of The Belts, on 12-16-00, in Japan, Tito defeated former "King of Pancrase" Yuki Kondo. He was submitted by a 'Neck Crane' in 1:52 in the 1st round.

    • In UFC 25: Ultimate Japan, on 4-14-00 in Tokyo, Japan, Tito defeated Brazilian fighter Vanderlai Silva after 5 rounds and a unanimous decision.

    • In UFC 22: There Can Only Be One Champion, 9-24-99, Frank Shamrock retained his title as he defeated Tito in one of the best fought UFC matches ever.

    • In UFC 19: Young Guns, on 3-05-99, Tito got revenge on Guy Metzger in 9:58, when the referee stopped the fight due to strikes on the ground.

    • In UFC 18: Road to the Heavyweight Title, on 1-08-99, Tito pummeled Mezgar's stablemate Jerry Bonlander. The bout was stopped by the ring doctor at 14:40 due to a bad cut.

    • In UFC 13: The Ultimate Force, on 5-30-97, Tito was an alternate in the 200 lb tournament. He quickly destroyed Wes Arbitton with strikes on the ground. He got into the main draw when Enson Inove won his fight but could not continue on in the tournament, due to an injury. In the final, Tito faced "Lion's Den" fighter Guy Mezger. Within the first minute of the match, Ortiz trapped Mezger in an inside cradle and began delivering knees to the head. John McCarthy was the referee, ordered the fighters to separate and Tito thought he had won. Many thought that Mezgar had NOT tapped out, and the fight resumed. After a few blows, Tito got caught in a 'Guilotine Choke' by Mezgar that ended the bout in defeat.

    • Tito's favorites:
      Meal: Pancakes with peanut butter
      Cereal: Wheaties
      Movies: Goodfellas, Fist of Fury, Return of the Dragon, and Matrix.
      Athletes: Kobe Bryant, Floyd Mayweather, Tiger Woods, and Venus Williams
      Football Team: Oakland Raiders

    • Tito's feud with Ken Shamrock originated from winning a bout against Guy Mezger. Guy had been saying that his grandmother hits harder than Tito, and that Tito didn't belong in the Octagon. After his 2nd defeat of Mezger, Tito jumped up, flipped Mezger & his corner off, and Ken took it personally.

    • Tito defeated Ken Shamrock, his arch enemy in Las Vegas UFC 61: Bitter Rivals on July 8th, 2006. The referee stopped the bout after 1 minute and 18 seconds, in a controversial decision. The crowd booed after the decision, feeling it was too soon to call. Tito offered a re-match at any time.

    • Tito's manger is Mykalai Kontilai.

    • Tito has appeared on the cover of Blackbelt Magazine.

    • Tito began his martial arts career as a wrestler in his Sophomore year in High School.

    • Tito's mixed martial arts debut was at UFC 13, where he defeated Wes Albriton.

    • Tito is divorced from his first wife, Kristen, with whom he has one son, Jacob Ortiz Jr.

    • Tito delivered a breakout performance with his first starring role opposite Edward Furlong, David Boreanaz, and Dennis Hopper in The Crow: Wicked Prayer.

    • Tito stars on the video game: UFC: TapOut, on XBOX.

    • Tito served as a special guest referee in the NWA World Championship HeavyWeight Championship Title match between Jeff Jarrett & A.J Styles.

    • Tito dabbled in Pro wrestling with the Total Nonstop Action Wrestling Association.

    • With his UFC career in jeopardy, Tito fought Vitor Belfort in UFC 57, in February 2005. Tito won the bout by split decision.

    • Tito has a seven disc instructional DVD set called How To Kick Butt Like Tito.

    • Tito works with inner city children, motivating them to stay in school, stay off drugs, and away from gangs. Tito pushes them towards fullfilling their dreams, no matter what their current situation.

    • Tito has his own clothing line called Punishment Athletics.

    • Tito is the child of two drug addicted parents.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • In my eyes, Tito Ortiz is just one of the most standup guys that God ever dared to put on this earth. He is not only a role model but a definate inspiraion to what a person can achieve if they only try.moreless

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    Well, I must first start by saying that Tito Ortiz is without a doubt my favorite UFC fighter ever. I think that I like him so much because I can relate to him. I know what it's like to grow up in a household poisioned and broken by drugs, as well as the struggle to succeed being a divorcee with a child. Making it in America on your own is a tough thing to do especially on your own, but to be able to stay true to your dreams in the process is nearly impossible but this guy did it on the most outstanding level..... and to me that in itself deserves a great deal of respect. Tito is just one of those guys a girl can only *dream* of!!!!!!!!!!!!

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