Tito Ortiz’ gets latest win overturned by commission – Investigation ongoing
The Texas Commission is in the news again, but this time it involves the last Tito Ortiz MMA win being overturned.
Fans last saw former UFC champion Tito Ortiz compete at Combate Americas 51: Tito vs. Alberto in December last year. At that event he faced Alberto Del Patron in a somewhat strange match up, due to the fact that Del Patron, a former pro wrestler, hadn’t competed for several years. Ortiz secured a victory via rear naked choke in the first round, but that win has now been overturned. The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR), who oversaw the event, recently changed the win to a “no-decision”, The full report can be found here.
“The results of the fight were changed pending further investigation,” Tela Mange, public information officer for the TDLR told MMAjunkie.
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As of now there are no specifics as to why the commission has overturned the win. However, a No Contest implies some sort of wrongdoing or that something simply isn’t right from Ortiz’ side. What exactly is amiss is still a mystery. The decision “pending further investigation” does seem to entail that the decision could be changed back, though. There is no preliminary timetable as to when the investigation will be concluded, but this definitely casts doubt over the legitimacy of Ortiz’ win
The initial victory over Del Patron was Ortiz’ third straight, following finishes over Chuck Liddell and Chael Sonnen.