April 27, 2019
Ortiz’s deal was signed during the “Combate Reinas” event, held on Friday, April 26 inside the Galen Center in Los Angeles, California. Campbell McLaren, Combate Americas’ CEO, was present during the historic event.
“I’m ready to fight. I’m ready to kick some f*cking ass,” Ortiz said, while signing the contract along side McLaren.
The last time Ortiz, a 44 year old California native, fought was against Chuck Liddell at Oscar De La Hoya’s first Golden Boy MMA event back in November, winning by first round KO and putting an end to their long lasting trilogy.
Ortiz’s first fight under Combate Americas is expected to happen this fall. The opponent will be announced later on.
Ortiz is a fan-favorite and has fought for multiple MMA organizations in his 22-year career. He currently holds a 20-12 professional record.